Jamie Spears / Britney Spears
Britney Spears, 39, has long fought to remove her father, Jamie Spears, as her guardian. And yesterday, in the Los Angeles Supreme Court, she finally managed to achieve her goal – the star's father will no longer be responsible for her finances. Certified auditor John Seibel has been temporarily appointed custodian of her property and will remain in office until the end of the year.
This decision is in the best interests of guardianship, which is my task,
Judge Brenda Penny said.
Britney and her father were not present at the trial, their interests were represented by lawyers. The singer's lawyer Matthew Rosengart accused the father of his client of cruelty and violence towards her, and also referred to the fact that Jamie, without her daughter's knowledge, tapped her phone and read all personal correspondence.
This man should not stay in her life for a day. He should be suspended today. Britney Spears begs for this. This is a very simple solution. My client will be extremely upset if Mr. Spears remains custodian of her property for another day. If he cares about his daughter, he will retire today,
– he said.
Britney Spears with her father
It is worth noting that Jamie Spears did not want to leave the post of custodian of his daughter's property. He expressed concern about the lack of qualifications of Zeibel, who will be in charge of Britney's finances.
Another meeting will take place on November 12: it will decide on the complete termination of guardianship. The judge asked that both the star and her father be present.
Britney's personal guardian remains her father's assistant, Jodie Montgomery, who was appointed to this position two years ago.
Sam Asgari and Britney Spears
Britney and her fiancé Sam Asgari are already celebrating their long-awaited victory. The singer posted on Instagram a video in which she controls a propeller plane for the first time in her life. The lovers, apparently, flew away to rest in warm countries.
Recall that in the summer, Britney Spears made a sensational statement in court, saying that for 13 years her life was strictly controlled by her guardians, and also asking for the immediate removal of her father from the post of her guardian.
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