Almost two weeks after Britney Spears was finally granted the power to choose her own lawyer, the singer has officially made a move to nix her father from her conservatorship. It – and I can’t put emphasis on this enough – begins.
According to court documents obtained by People, Spears’ new lawyer Mathew Rosengart filed a petition on Monday to replace Jamie Spears with certified public accountant Jason Rubin, as the singer’s financial conservator.
As his company website reads, Rubin has managed trust portfolios containing real estate and other financial assets valued over USD$35 million.
He has also practised as a forensic accountant since 1993 and participated in hundreds of forensic investigations, as well as litigation support engagements where he testified as an expert witness.
“Ms. Spears respectfully submits that the Court should appoint her nominee; in that, it is an objectively intelligent preference to nominate a highly qualified, professional fiduciary in this circumstance,” the court documents read.
“Moreover, Ms. Spears respectfully submits that, given the Court’s recognition at the July 14, 2021, hearing that Ms. Spears has sufficient capacity to choose her own legal counsel, she likewise has sufficient capacity to make this nomination.”
I like to think all of that is just a very, very formal way of saying ‘Jamie Spears can get fucked’.
During the singer’s July 14 hearing, Spears appeared via phone to absolutely harpoon her father. She called the conservatorship “fucking cruelty”, and told the court that she believes her dad should be charged with “conservatorship abuse”.
“I want to press charges against my father today,” Spears told Los Angeles County judge Brenda Penny, according to CNN. “I want an investigation into my dad.”
Spears said, “If this is not abuse, I don’t know what is.”
Her new lawyer, Rosengart, has previously represented a bunch of Hollywood A-listers, including Keanu Reeves, Steven Spielberg, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Following his appointment, which marked the first time Spears could choose her own attorney in the 13-year conservatorship, the singer took to Twitter to celebrate.
“Coming along, folks … coming along,” Spears tweeted at the time. “New with real representation today … I feel GRATITUDE and BLESSED.”
In a separate tweet, Spears added the hashtag #FreeBritney, which has been used widely by her stans and alike to demand the end to her conservatorship.
Pssss this is me celebrating by horseback riding and doing cartwheels today ????♂️????♀️???? !!!! #FreeBritney
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) July 15, 2021
Spears’ next court appearance is slated for December 13.Image: Getty Images / Jeff Kravitz, Rich Fury