Britney Spears' Father Reportedly Requested a $2 Million Payout to Leave Conservatorship
The singer's lawyer has clapped back in a statement
Published Sep 01, 2021The fight for Britney Spears' freedom continues. After reports that the pop singer's father, Jamie Spears, would be stepping down from his role as the main conservator of her estate, he's now being accused of requesting a payout — to the tune of $2 million USD — to leave his role.
In a new court document filed today [via CNN], Mathew S. Rosengart, Britney Spears' lawyer, claims the singer's father is trying to get Spears' estate to pay $1.3 million USD in lawyer fees, $500,000 USD to her ex-management company, plus an additional payment to Spears himself.
Rosengart has encouraged Jamie to step down "today, before he is suspended."
Britney Spears will not be bullied or extorted by her father. Nor does Mr. Spears have the right to try to hold his daughter hostage by setting the terms of his removal. This is not about him, it is about the best interests of his daughter, which as a matter of law, mandate his removal. Even putting aside the legal issues requiring his prompt removal, if he loves his daughter, Mr. Spears should resign now, today, before he is suspended. It would be the correct and decent thing to do.
The new court filing is supplementary to Rosengart's July petition made on Britney Spears' behalf for the removal and suspension of Jamie Spears.
Jamie has been the conservator over the pop star's $60 million USD estate for 13 years. This summer, in two separate court hearings, Britney described the arrangement as "abusive" and said that she wanted her conservatorship to end, due to its restricting conditions.
"This conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good," Spears said at the time. "I deserve to have a life."
Jamie Spears' legal team has yet to comment on the new court documents.
The next hearing is scheduled for September 29.