Britney Spears’s father removed from her conservatorship
After a long legal battle, Britney Spears and her attorney have effectively removed her father Jamie Spears from her 13-year-long conservatorship.
The conservatorship has been in place since 2008 and was a result of some of Spears’s actions that deemed her “mentally incapable” of making major life decisions.
Spears’s case swept through the news again recently and brought about an uproar of fans protesting for her rights. This case has also brought more awareness to issues surrounding conservatorships and their tendencies to abuse those under them.
According to the AP, “He [Jamie Spears] has been spending her money excessively on attorneys and strategists whose central goal was to bolster his reputation and maintain the conservatorship at all costs.”
The judge in charge of Britney’s case chose to reject Jamie Spears’s petition to terminate the conservatorship entirely; instead, she kept course with the original plans for removing him from it. The next hearing is in November, and that may bring an end to the conservatorship.
Multiple documentaries, including “Britney vs Spears” and “Controlling Britney Spears,” both go deeper into the case and highlight the negative effects that the conservatorships had on Britney, including alleged forced birth control and loss of custody over children.