Britney Spears’ estate conservatorship continues dominating headlines after E! News reports the singer is requesting her father be removed as conservatee, and replaced with a trust company.
Court documents reveal the pop superstar has requested Bessemer Trust Company be appointed conservator of her estate. This follows intense backlash from fans who supposed Britney’s father, Jamie Spears, was unlawfully controlling the singer’s finances. "This is a voluntary conservatorship,” legal documents read. “Conservatee (Spears) wishes to exercise her right to nominate a conservator of the estate under Probate Code section 1810."
Fans even speculated Britney's sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, would step in to control the pop star's finances.
Jamie has served as sole conservator of Britney since 2008, when she experienced a very public mental health crisis that resulted in the singer shaving her head, and attacking photographers with an umbrella.
The #FreeBritney movement, aimed at ending Spears’ conservatorship all together, has gained momentum recently. The American Civil Liberties Union has offered the pop star their assistance tweeting, “People with disabilities have a right to lead self-directed lives and retain their civil rights… If Britney Spears wants to regain her civil liberties and get out of her conservatorship, we are here to help her,”
But legal documents show Spears strongly objects to her father remaining in his current position. "Conservatee's father, James P. Spears, is serving alone as conservator of Britney's estate. Britney is strongly opposed to her father continuing as sole conservator of her estate.” During an August status hearing, temporary letters of conservatorship were extended until February 1, 2021.