Earlier today, a hearing in Britney’s 12-year-long conservatorship was held in Los Angeles Superior Court. The singer is attempting to strip her father of his powers and control over her life.
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Jamie has been fighting his daughter every step of the way. He argues he has been successful in handling her finances for the past decade. He continues to ask the court to deny Britney’s motions.
During the recent court hearing, Britney’s lawyer, Samuel D. Ingham III, informed the court the singer told him she will not go back to work until Jamie is axed.
He told the court, “My client has informed me that she is afraid of her father. She will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career.” Britney has been on a work hiatus since early 2019 when she called off a scheduled Vegas residency. She has not released new music or worked on new projects since.
In court, Jamie’s lawyer argued his client had brought Britney’s finances out of shambles. He said when Jamie was brought on to manage the estate, Britney was drowning in debt and facing numerous lawsuits.
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Jamie says his work has made the estate worth an estimated $60 million. His lawyer said, “I don’t believe there is a shred of evidence to support my client’s suspension.”
Earlier this week, Britney asked the court for the return of $300,000 her father paid her former business manager.
She says her ex-management company, Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group, resigned this year due to death threats.
Britney says Tri Star was paid 5% off her work for over a decade. The singer went on her work break in 2019. After she announced the hiatus, Tri Star went to Jamie and demanded a $500,000 minimum per year along with the 5% commission. Jamie agreed to the deal and paid Tri Star over $300,000 for 2019.
She wants that money returned to her account saying it was an excessive and necessary expense.
Britney’s lawyer also revealed details on his clients relationship with her father. He says the two have not spoken in a very long time. He said Britney is a “high-functioning conservatee” who should be informed of decisions made about her life.
During the hearing, the judge decided not to remove Jamie but said he would consider it in the future. The judge did grant Britney’s motion asking for a co-conservator, Bessemer Trust, to be put in place along with her father.
The judge will make decisions on keeping Jamie as a co-conservator at a later date.