Britney Spears’ father defends himself as Republicans call for congressional hearing over her conservatorship

The 2 congressmen composed a letter to Home Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler asking that a hearing occur to “examine whether Americans are trapped unjustly in conservatorships.”

They mentioned Spears and her dad in their letter.

“The most striking example is perhaps the case of multi-platinum performing artist Britney Spears. Since 2008, Ms. Spears has been under a court-ordered conservatorship,” they composed. “The facts and circumstances giving rise to this arrangement remain in dispute but involve questionable motives and legal tactics by her father and now-conservator, Jamie Spears.”

“Jamie Spears has diligently and professionally carried out his duties as one of Britney’s conservators, and his love for his daughter and dedication to protecting her is clearly apparent to the court. Any time Britney wants to end her conservatorship, she can ask her lawyer to file a petition to terminate it; she has always had this right but in 13 years has never exercised it,” Thoreen composed.

Jamie Spears was initially selected by a court to be co-conservator of his child’s estate and individual in 2008, following a series of individual problems for the vocalist that played out openly. Britney Spears’ lawyer Samuel D. Ingham III submitted to eliminate her dad as conservator last August. Throughout a hearing on the matter in November, Ingham stated Britney was “afraid” of her dad. The judge ruled to keep Jamie Spears as conservator and selected Bessemer Trust to serve as co-conservator of her $60 million estate.

The older Spears informed CNN previously this month that he too wants the conservatorship would pertain to an end.

“[Jamie] would love nothing more than to see Britney not need a conservatorship,” Thoreen informed CNN at the time. “Whether or not there is an end to the conservatorship really depends on Britney. If she wants to end her conservatorship, she can file a petition to end it. Jamie is not suggesting that he is the perfect dad or that he would receive any ‘Father of the Year’ award. Like any parent, he doesn’t always see eye-to-eye on what Britney may want. But Jamie believes every single decision he has made has been in her best interest.”

Britney has actually not openly talked about the continuous conservatorship fight. The next court hearing in the conservatorship is arranged for March 17.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.