And Britney is no longer overprotected! Yes, you read that right. After 13 toxic years, Jamie Spears, the pop princess’s father, was removed from his controversial role as his daughter’s guardian.
After a long and bitter legal battle, Jamie was suspended with immediate effect and replaced with a temporary conservator “in the best interests” of the singer, said Judge Brenda Penny, calling the present arrangement “untenable.” “Mr. Spears is ordered to turn over all the conservatorship assets,” said Penny.
In case you’re in the dark, Jamie has been controlling Britney’s life through a legal agreement that Britney deemed ‘abusive.’ Yes, this man had a hold on his 39-year old daughter’s life.
This monumental move comes after years of fans campaigning to #FreeBritney on the web. The New York Times and Netflix’s documentaries on the pop star, which definitely helped this cause. The documentaries dropped the truth bomb that Jamie had bugged his daughter’s phone calls.
As a sign of support to Britney, dozen of fans had gathered outside the courtroom ahead of the hearing, many carrying colorful signs with slogans such as “Jail Jamie” and the ubiquitous “Free Britney” plea that has been taken up around the world by her supporters on social media.
Matthew Rosengart, Britney’s lawyer had described the elder Spears as a “cruel, toxic and abusive man.” “Britney deserves to wake up tomorrow without her father as her conservator,” Rosengart said. “It is what my client wants, it is what my client needs, it is what my client deserves.”
Britney’s legal team accused Jamie of seeking to delay the end of the guardianship for his own financial benefit. His efforts are “a subterfuge, designed to avoid the stigma of being suspended and its consequences, including the likelihood of disgorgement and rejection of outstanding legal fees,” the petition alleges.
Well, all the internet campaigning and legal trouble have finally paid off. Britney is now FREE from her father!
Art Daniella Sison