Britney Spears’ attempt to have her father Jamie removed from her 13-year conservatorship was unsuccessful, just a week after she demanded that he be imprisoned for his “abusive”,, control over every part of her life.
According to Variety, court filings filed on Wednesday read, “The conservator’s request to suspend James P. Spears immediately upon the appointment of Bessemer Trust Company of California as sole conservator of estate is refused without prejudice.”
According to Variety, the Los Angeles Superior Court decision was in response to Spears’ lawyer’s plea in November to add wealth management firm Bessemer Trust to the tumultuous conservatorship and remove her father.
Spears’ lawyer, Samuel Ingham III, had previously stated that the singer was “afraid of her father” and would refuse to perform again if he stayed in power.
According to Variety, the court judged Spears to be “substantially incapable of managing his or her financial resources or resisting fraud or undue influence.”
The verdict backed up previous rulings that Spears’ father would remain a co-conservator for the time being. The matter will be heard again on July 14, according to CNN.
Spears’ impassioned confessions during a virtual status hearing, in which she said she felt like a prisoner and was unable to get married or have more children, had no bearing on the decision.
She had stated, “I genuinely believe this conservatorship is abusive.” “It is my wish and my dream that this all comes to an end.”
Because her lawyers have yet to file a petition to terminate her conservatorship, the judge cannot rule on her claims, according to Variety.
“Britney has spoken to [her lawyer] many times since last week, and she has asked him to file the paperwork to stop this,” a source told CNN.
Spears’ 68-year-old father submitted his own filings on Wednesday, disputing his daughter’s startling charges and claiming he has had nothing to do with the conservatorship for years.
Despite her serious allegations against him just a week prior, he claimed he has been “cut off from communicating” with his daughter for nearly two years.