According to Variety, a judge refused Britney Spears’ request to have her father removed as her conservator, stating that Jamie Spears and Bessemer Trust would have “ framework over the pop star’s funds and person.
Britney Spears, who has a net worth of more than $50 million (about Rs 372 crore), has been in conservatorship since 2008 due to mental health issues.
The decision comes a week after the singer made an impassioned plea to end the “abusive” conservatorship, during which she claims she has been medicated to control her behaviour, barred from making friendship or financial decisions, and denied the removal of a contraceptive implant despite her desire for more children.
“It’s my wish and my dream for all of this to end,” she said while addressing the judge in a Los Angeles courtroom last week.
She claimed she was overworked, overmedicated, and barred from getting married, having more children, or removing her birth control device while she was under conservatorship, all of which she said Jamie Spears oversaw.
“I am bringing this to people’s attention because I don’t want people to think my life is perfect because IT’S DEFINITELY NOT AT ALL…and if you have read anything about me in the news this week…you obviously really know now it’s not!!!!” she wrote in a post on Instagram. “I apologise for pretending like I’ve been ok the past two years…I did it because of my pride and I was embarrassed to share what happened to me…but honestly who doesn’t want to capture their Instagram in a fun light!!!!”
According to Variety, Spears was determined to be “substantially unable to manage his or her financial resources or to resist deception or undue influence” by the court on Wednesday. The decision comes only days after Jamie Spears filed a petition with the court asking for an investigation into statements she made during her hearing last week.
James Spears and Jodi Montgomery, her care manager, are joint conservators of her personal affairs. With Bessemer Trust, the singer’s father is also a joint conservator of her financial affairs. An attorney is representing the singer.
The court sets the restrictions in a conservatorship based on the individual’s circumstances. Spears has performed at many concerts, gone on various tours, made albums, has an allowance, and appears to be engaged in regular activities since her affairs were taken over by the conservatorship.