Britney Spears files to remove her father as conservator of her estate
The petition submitted in Los Angeles Superior Court by attorney Mathew Rosengart looks for to oust her dad as conservator and change him with Jason Rubin, a Certified Public Accountant at Licensed Techniques Inc. in Forest Hills, California. The petition calls it an “objectively intelligent preference to nominate a highly qualified, professional fiduciary in this circumstance.”
The filing states Spears’ estate has more than $2.7 million in money properties and $56 million in non-cash properties.
An agent for Jamie Spears might not instantly be reached by CNN.
“If this isn’t abuse, I do not understand what is,” the singer said. “I believed they were attempting to eliminate me.”
Earlier this year, through his attorney Vivian Lee Thoreen, Jamie Spears said he believes every decision he made was in his daughter’s best interest.
Britney Spears’ lawyer calls conservatorship “Kafkaesque headache”
In Rosengart’s court filing, he said the situation had become “harmful” between the singer and her father and that he was “guilty of misfeasance or impropriety.”
“For more than thirteen years, Petitioner Britney Jean Spears has actually withstood a conservatorship that, definitely as it worries James P. Spears, has actually grown progressively harmful and is just no longer tenable,” Rosengart wrote. “In addition to removing his child of her self-respect, autonomy, and specific basic liberties — Mr. Spears is likewise guilty of misfeasance or impropriety necessitating the imposition of additional charges, damages, or other legal action versus him.”
Rosengart also claimed the conservatorship had become a “Kafkaesque headache” for his client in which her father has paid himself $16,000 per month from Britney Spears’ estate — $2,000 more than is allotted for her — and an additional $2,000 per month for his office expenses.
The filing also stated that Spears’s cut from his daughter’s Las Vegas residency was “approximated to be a minimum of $2.1 million” after receiving 1.5% of the gross revenues from her performances and associated merchandise sales.
Lynne Spears speaks out
The petition to remove the singer’s father from her conservatorship was supported by her mother, Lynne Spears, who said in a court filing Monday that her daughter’s relationship with her father had “decreased to absolutely nothing however worry and hatred” after he “worked out definitely tiny control” over her life.
Spears’ mother said in the petition that the conservatorship had allowed her ex-husband to take “total control over” their daughter’s life.
The filing came on the same day as another hearing in the Spears conservatorship case took place in Los Angeles Superior Court. That hearing discussed whether the singer’s personal conservator, Jodi Montgomery, should be granted extra security in the wake of alleged death threats she has received.
Attorneys for all parties requested more time to negotiate a spending cap in additional security for Montgomery. Attorney Thoreen said Jamie Spears would approve spending up to $50,000 monthly on security for Montgomery if his daughter consented, despite his objection.
Montgomery also stated in a filing on Monday that she supports the removal of Jamie Spears as conservator and said, “I have actually had various, continuous discussions with the medical group and all of us concur that it would be best for Ms. Spears’ wellness and psychological health that her dad stop functioning as her Conservator.”
The next hearing in the event is arranged for September 29.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.