– Britney Spears’ lawyer determined to remove guardianship from her father
A new hearing took place on Monday over the guardianship of the Queen of Pop, who claims that her father no longer has control over his property.
Britney Spears’ lawyer assured Monday that he would take “aggressive and rapid” steps so that the singer’s father no longer has control over his daughter’s property. Mathew Rosengart was speaking on the sidelines of a new audience around the tutelage of the Queen of Pop, a measure that has deprived her of a large part of her autonomy for thirteen years.
“My firm and I are working aggressively and quickly to file a motion to remove Jamie Spears (from office), unless he resigns first,” said the lawyer defending the star for only a few days. A judge indeed authorized for the first time Wednesday the interpreter of “Toxic” and “… Baby One More Time” to choose how she wished to be defended in her fight to have her guardianship lifted.
This regime was imposed on him in 2008 after a series of high-profile slippages and it is mainly administered by his father. The singer denounces this measure and assured Saturday that she would no longer perform on stage as long as she was under the supervision of the latter.
“I want to thank Britney Spears for her courage and her strength,” her lawyer, who in the past has represented other Hollywood stars, such as Steven Spielberg and Sean Penn, said on Monday. “I also want to thank the fans and supporters of Britney Spears,” he said, instantly earning standing ovations from the few #FreeBritney (#LiberezBritney) activists stationed in court. These fans are behind a huge digital campaign that has helped bring the case back to the fore.
Besides her father Jamie, the guardianship is managed by a professional guardian, Jodi Montgomery. The latter again demanded during a hearing Monday the payment of a monthly envelope of 50,000 dollars to ensure her safety, citing the threats to which she is the subject.
The parties have said they need more time to finalize a deal. The next hearing is scheduled for Monday July 26.
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