Britney Spears’ legal professionals have accused her father of making an attempt to “extort” her – and have renewed calls for for him to step down as conservator.
Jamie Spears, 69, beforehand agreed to step down from dealing with his daughter’s funds, however has refused to set a date for when he may achieve this – including there are “no precise grounds” for his suspension or removing.
Within the newest combat for her freedom, the popstar’s lawyer Mathew S Rosengart has mentioned that Jamie ought to step down as quickly as attainable, and alleged that he has been making an attempt to extort cash from Spears.
He claims that Jamie needs $2m (£1.45m) in fee for his authorized crew and former enterprise supervisor Tri Star.
In a courtroom submitting, Mr Rosengart mentioned: “Mr Spears and his counsel at the moment are on discover: the established order is now not tolerable, and Britney Spears is not going to be extorted.
“Mr Spears’s blatant try to barter suspension and removing in change for about $2m in funds, on prime of the hundreds of thousands already reaped from Ms Spears’s property by Mr Spears and his associates, is a non-starter.”
Vivian Thoreen, Jamie’s lawyer, has been contacted for remark.
Britney has been making an attempt to take management of the narrative surrounding her conservatorship since June, delivering two explosive testimonies on to courtroom the place she mentioned she wished her life again.
Mr Rosengart has argued that Jamie Spears’ removing is vital, and requested to Choose Brenda Perry that he be eliminated on the subsequent listening to on 29 September.
He added that it will be the “legally appropriate, respectable and swish factor to do” for Jamie to step down voluntarily.
He mentioned: “The world heard Ms Spears’s brave and compelling testimony. Britney Spears’s life issues. Her well-being issues. Every single day issues. There isn’t a foundation to attend.”
In addition to asking for an instantaneous finish to Jamie’s involvement within the conservatorship, Mr Rosengart accused the 69-year-old of desirous to be praised for his position within the association, along with his legal professionals arguing it was his administration of Spears’ property that saved her from monetary smash.
Nevertheless, others have seen it as him exerting an excessive amount of management over his daughter’s profession.
Mr Rosengart mentioned: “His concept of ‘orderly’ is to hold on till somebody first manufacturers him ‘father of the 12 months’ and awards him a gold star for his ‘service’.
“In different phrases, though Mr Spears has, ultimately, been pressured to recognise that it’s best for his daughter if he departs now, he claims the precise to pull his ft as a result of it’s best for him to cling to this conservatorship till he feels sufficiently vindicated.”
The submitting added: “Mr Spears should resign or be suspended no later than September 29, 2021.”
Mr Rosengart was put in place as Spears’ lawyer on the singer’s request, changing the courtroom appointed Samuel D Ingham, who had been in put up for the reason that inception of the conservatorship.
He has taken a extra aggressive method to Spears’ case since beginning, signalling his purpose is to finish the conservatorship.
Jodi Montgomery stays the conservator of Spears’ private affairs – a task she has held since 2019.