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Britney Spears' attorney files petition requesting father Jamie Spears resign as conservator - NBC News

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Britney Spears' lawyer filed a petition requesting that Jodi Montgomery go the singer's imperishable conservator and her father, Jamie Spears, resign from the position.

Jamie Spears has been his daughter’s conservator since 2008 and was concisely her sole conservator successful 2019 aft the resignation of his erstwhile co-conservator, Andrew Wallet. Later that aforesaid year, Jamie Spears took a interruption from controlling her estate owed to his wellness and Montgomery stepped successful arsenic a impermanent conservator of the person.

In a petition filed connected Tuesday, Britney Spears' lawyer "requested the resignation" of Jamie Spears and asked that Montgomery instrumentality implicit the relation permanently. The tribunal was notified past week that the singer's lawyer planned connected filing the petition.

Attorneys for Britney Spears and her begetter did not instantly instrumentality a petition for remark Thursday astir the filing.

The singer, 39, has had a ineligible conservator since her nationalist breakdown successful 2007. A #FreeBritney question gained popularity successful 2019 aft fans said that Jamie Spears had abused the conservatorship to support power implicit his girl — allegations that helium and his attorneys have repeatedly denied implicit the years.

Jamie Spears said that helium saved his girl from exploitative influences and brought her property retired of indebtedness implicit the years.

In February, the family's ineligible conflict was featured successful the New York Times documentary "Framing Britney Spears." The movie explored Britney Spears' emergence to stardom, the resulting media unit and "the fervent instrumentality basal that is convinced Spears should beryllium liberated from the conservatorship," the New York Times wrote.

Celebrities specified arsenic Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Valerie Bertinelli rallied astir the popular prima pursuing the merchandise of the documentary.

Britney Spears has not spoken publically astir the conservatorship since the documentary’s release, but past period successful tribunal her lawyer said that it was “no secret” she did not privation her begetter to beryllium her conservator.

Her astir nonstop code of the concern came successful 2019, anterior to her petition to region her father, erstwhile she told fans that “rumors” and “death threats” against her household were getting retired of control. Britney Spears urged fans not to judge everything they perceive and asked for privateness for her family.

“My concern is unique, but I committedness I’m doing what’s champion astatine this moment,” she said. “You whitethorn not cognize this astir me, but I americium strong, and basal up for what I want!”

 Minyvonne BurkeMinyvonne Burke

Minyvonne Burke is a breaking quality newsman for NBC News.

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