LOS ANGELES Britney Spears' father was suspended from the conservatorship, which has held her life and money for 13 years, as a major victory for him, citing the arrangement as "reflecting ominous surroundings."
James Spears' role as conservator has been resigned, according to a petition from Speech and her attorney. The decision comes months after the pop star pleaded for her father's removal in dramatic court hearings.
Penny recalled the present situation after hearing arguments from both sides. It reflects a toxic environment that requires James Spears to be suspended.
James Spears sought the conservatorship in 2008, having been the company's main controller and biggest champion. He reversed course in recent weeks, calling on the judge to put a cease to the conservatorship.
Britney Spears was not present at the hearing and did not participate in any way. Her father connected with him remotely, but he didn't speak during the meeting.
The singer and her attorney, Mathew Rosengart, have agreed that the conservatorship should be ended, stating in court papers that James Spears' removal was a necessary first step in ending the Kafkaesque nightmare imposed upon her.
Since the judge allowed Spears to hire Rosengart in July, her attorney has been aggressively praising for her father's demise.
The decision hatched fans with a flurry of excitement.
Lorin Sisco of Hawaii, who flew to Los Angeles for the hearing and stated she's been at the courthouse for every proceeding for a year, said LorIn Sico of Hawaiian, "My heart' is racing out of my chest." I am extremely excited for what she has to do with the rest of her life.
A major street outside the courthouse was closed to vehicles hours before the hearing, allowing about 100 Spears supporters to march and host a rally where they shouted, Hey, ho, the conservatorship has got to go! and other pro-Britney chants. Fans sang Spears' songs Toxic and Baby One More Time as the crowd grew, as fans sang songs from Spies, and speakers described abusive conservatorships that had impacted their families.
Martino Odeh, 27, from Phoenix, stated, "We're making history right now." And the fact that we could alter a pop star's life, which has been deprived of her rights for 13 years, is crazy. Its monumental.
The judge set the next court hearing on Nov. 12, when she will most likely rule to end the conservatorship, on November 12.
James Spears crossed unfathomable lines by engaging in unlawful surveillance of her, including communications with her lawyer, according to Rosengart in another filing this week, which is said in Controlling Britney Sapp, a documentary from The New York Times and the FX network, one of two dueling documentaries released on the eve of the hearing.
Britney Spears was also engaged to her long-time boyfriend, Sam Asghari, earlier this month, which implies establishing a prenuptial agreement that her father should not be involved in, her court documents stated.
James Spears, who was formerly the conservator of his daughter's person in 2019, stepped aside as the so-called conservator, with control over her life decisions, maintaining only his position as conservatory of her estate, and with oversight over she finances. He and his attorneys have stated that this renders many of his daughter's complaints about his control over her life useless.
Jodi Montgomery, a court-appointed professional, now serves as the conservator of Britney Spears' person, and Rosengart stated in court documents that Montgomery also agrees to suspend the trusteeship so long as it is done safely and smoothly.
James Spears has denied acting in anything but his daughter's best interest, saying, "It'll be in the best interests of James Skee." He has stated in court papers that he does not know of a single medical professional nor the report of a one probate investigator that concluded that his presence as conservator was harming his daughter or that it should be replaced.
Britney Spears conservatorship was established in 2008 when she began to have public mental problems, as tumultuous paparazzi trampled her everywhere, and she lost custody of her children.
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