Britney Spears’ father was removed from her conservatorship by California courts. He says the court was ‘wrong’ to do so.
James Spears has issued a statement about his removal from his daughter’s 13-year conservatorship through his lawyer, Vivian Thoreen. “Mr. Spears loves his daughter Britney unconditionally,” the statement begins.
“For thirteen years, he has tried to do what is in her best interests, whether as a conservator or her father. This started with agreeing to serve as her conservator when she voluntarily entered into the conservatorship. This included helping her revive her career and re-establish a relationship with her children.”
“For anyone who has tried to help a family member dealing with mental health issues, they can appreciate the tremendous amount of daily worry and work this required. For Mr. Spears, this also meant biting his tongue and not responding to all the false, speculative, and unsubstantiated attacks on him by certain members of the public, media, or more recently, Britney’s own attorney.”
This part of the statement is in reference to Mathew Rosengart – who is Britney’s chosen representation. Rosengart has filed paperwork signed by Spears on September 27 alleging that Mr. Spears bugged her bedroom to listen to her private conversations. Two documentaries detailing the security scrutiny Britney was placed under are on Hulu and Netflix.
“Mr. Spears has crossed unfathomable lines,” Rosengart wrote in the court filing detailing the alleged surveillance. “While they are not evidence, the allegations warrant serious investigation, certainly by Ms. Spears as, among other things, California is a ‘two-party’ consent state.”
The statement from Britney Spears’ father continues below – saying the court is wrong to remove him.
“These facts make the outcome of yesterday’s hearing all the more disappointing, and frainkly, a loss for Britney. Respectfully, the court was wrong to suspend Mr. Spears, put a stranger in his place to manage Britney’s estate, and extend the very conservatorship that Britney begged the court to terminate earlier this summer.”
“Again, it was Mr. Spears who took the initiative to file the petition to terminate the conservatorship when neither Britney’s former court-appointed counsel nor her new privately-retained attorney would do so. It was Mr. Spears who asked the court at yesterday’s hearing to immediately terminate the conservatorship while Britney’s own attorney argued against it.”
“Despite the suspension, Mr. Spears will continue to look out for the best interests of his daughter and work in good faith towards a positive resolution of all matters,” the statement concludes.
Both Britney Spears and her attorney Mathew Rosengart have agreed the conservatorship should end. James Spears’s removal as conservator of her estate was a necessary first step in ending the 13-year arrangement.