Request to Remove Britney Spears’ Dad From Conservatorship Denied by Judge

On Wednesday, Judge Brenda Penny reportedly denied Britney Spears' request to have her father, Jamie Spears, removed from her 13-year conservatorship.


LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 18: Singer Britney Spears attends the announcement of her new residency, "Britney: Domination" at Park MGM on October 18, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Spears will perform 32 shows at Park Theater at Park MGM starting in February 2019. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)


Britney Spears’ father Jamie Spears will remain as co-conservator for the time being.

On Wednesday, a judge denied Britney’s request to have her father removed from her conservatorship, Variety reports. Because it was denied “without prejudice,” the petition can be filed again.

The request, which was denied by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny, was first filed by Spears’ lawyer Samuel D. Ingham III back in November of 2020. At the time, Judge Penny also denied the petition to remove Jamie but did allow for Bessemer Trust to be named as co-conservator. This latest news confirms Bessemer Trust’s co-conservator status. TMZ notes that despite the approval of Bessemer Trust as co-conservator by the judge, more documents need to be filed to make it all permanent.

“The conservator’s request to suspend James P. Spears immediately upon the appointment of Bessemer Trust Company of California as sole conservator of estate is denied without prejudice,” court documents said, per Variety.

Jamie Spears has been co-conservator since Britney’s 2008 breakdown and become sole conservator after Andrew Wallet resigned in 2019.

The news of Judge Penny denying Britney’s request that her father be removed from the conservatorship comes on the heels of the bombshell testimony the singer gave last week in which she said she was forced to take lithium and has been barred from removing her IUD despite wanting to have another child.

Britney later took to social media to address the conservatorship, writing, “I apologize for pretending like I’ve been ok the past two years … I did it because of my pride and I was embarrassed to share what happened to me … but honestly who doesn’t want to capture there Instagram in a fun light.”

Since her testimony, celebrities like Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, Brandy, Khloé Kardashian, and scores of others have expressed their support for the singer.

A new hearing is scheduled for July 14.

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