Britney Spears has launched legal proceedings to remove her father’s controversial guardianship that gives him control over his finances and replace him with an independent accountant, according to legal documents filed Monday.
Mathew Rosengart, who recently defends the singer, assured a week ago that he would take “aggressive and rapid” steps to dismiss Jamie Spears, after a touching testimony from his daughter in a Los Angeles court.
In tears, Britney Spears had begged the court to put an end to this “abusive guardianship” and assured to want “an investigation against (s) his father”.
On Monday’s Los Angeles court site there was a petition to appoint California accountant Jason Rubin to handle the pop star’s finances.
According to American media, a separate request, not made public, demands to withdraw Jamie Spears control of assets estimated at 60 million dollars.
In it, Mathew Rosengart argues according to the New York Times that while, as a judge recently ruled, “Ms. Spears has the ability to choose who represents her, she also has the ability to make that appointment.”
The separation of Jamie Spears has long been claimed by fans of the singer, at the origin of a campaign in his favor under the slogan #FreeBritney (“# FreeBritney”).
Britney Spears, 39, was placed under guardianship in 2008 after a highly publicized descent into hell.
“Why is Mr. Spears not stepping down?” Britney’s new lawyer told AFP after a July 14 hearing. “He has nothing more to do in this tutelage.”
But her father’s lawyer said the latter would not voluntarily step down, “having been present 24/7 for the past 13 years” for his daughter.
A previous motion to dismiss Jamie Spears last year was dismissed by Judge Brenda Penny.
A new hearing to consider the new petitions is scheduled for December 13, which the singer could attend in person.