Judge suspends Jamie Spears as Britney Spears’ conservator

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Brittany’s conservatism was not ended outright, however, as accountant John Zabel was appointed as interim fiduciary patron.

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Three months after Britney Spears publicly ended her “outrageous” conservatism—which began in 2008 and later sparked the #FreeBritney fan movement—the singer’s father, Jamie Spears, was suspended from her role as mentor. Has been done.

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The suspension was ordered by Judge Brenda Penney at a hearing yesterday (September 29) at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. To Los Angeles Times, Penney said: “I believe the suspension of James Spears as a custodian … is in the best interest of the custodian. This order will be in full force and effect.”

Brittany’s guardianship was not terminated outright, however, with accountant John Zabel – named by Brittany’s team – appointed as an interim fiduciary guardian. Jamie was ordered to hand over all assets to Zabel as soon as possible.


the new York Times Report that during today’s hearing, Jamie’s attorney, Vivian Lee Thorin, argued that Brittany’s guardianship ended on the spot rather than suspending her client. This was opposed by Brittany’s lawyer, Matthew Rosengart, who argued for a new hearing to be held within 30 to 45 days to investigate Jamie’s conduct.

Earlier this week, Jamie’s lawyers objected in court documents to the installment of a temporary custodian to replace Jamie, specifically opposing the appointment of John Zabel, whom they said would be suitable for the role. were not eligible because they “do not have the background” and experience required to handle a complex, $60 million (approximately) guardianship asset on a temporary or immediate basis”.

In response, Rosengart reported Jamie as an “alcoholic and gambling addict, with zero financial background or experience in financial matters, who had previously filed for bankruptcy and the domestic violence restraint order against him is currently in effect”.

Britney Spears supporters during the #FreeBritney rally on August 07 in Miami, Florida. credit: Jason Korner/Getty Images.

The decision to suspend Jamie from his role was made following new allegations that he was secretly monitoring Britney with cameras installed in her bedroom and a tap on her phone. claims were made in new York Times document controlling britney spears, released last Friday as a follow-up to February framing britney spears.

Brittany’s legal team responded to the allegations, saying that if they were true, Jamie had exhibited a “horrific and unconscious invasion of her adult daughter’s privacy.” Jamie’s lawyer told new York Times that “all his actions were well within the standards of authority given to him by the court. His actions were performed with the knowledge and consent of Brittany, her court-appointed counsel and/or the court.”


These allegations join previous claims Britney made at a landmark hearing in June, where she called the stereotype “outrageous” and claimed that the arrangement forbade her from having more children, marrying, or removing her IUD. had gone. Jamie’s lawyers responded in a court filing that Jamie “is not involved in any decisions relating to Ms. Spears’ personal care or medical or reproductive issues”.

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Jamie Spears and Britney Spears. credit: Chris Farina / Getty Images

In August, Jamie began proceedings to step down as Brittany’s mentor, arguing that while she believes she is “a constant target of unwarranted attacks, she doesn’t believe that her mentor’s” A public fight with his daughter will be in her best interest”.

In September, Jamie filed a petition calling for Britney’s stereotype to be abolished altogether. He was earlier adamant that there was “no ground” for removing him from the singer’s mentorship.

In a September filing, Jamie called for a court hearing on the case scheduled for January 2022. Brittany and her team fired back, with Rosengart urging the “immediate and necessary suspension” of Jamie “not later”. [September] 29″.

One of the main reasons Britney accelerated the process was to enter into a premarital settlement with her fiancé Sam Asghari. “The pre-agreement agreement process will require communication and cooperation with the custodian of his assets,” Rosengart said in its filing.

Another new documentary about the singer and her stereotypes, britney vs spears, was released by Netflix on Tuesday (September 28). Granthshala Writer Nick Levine gave it a two-star review, with writer Nick Levine arguing that it “never fully justifies its existence”, and “brings on trauma porn” with its eagerness to “traumatize the singer’s past”. again en route to rigorously explain the episode”. The situation in which she is currently stuck.”

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