In the guardianship dispute with her father, Britney Spears was able to achieve a partial victory. At her second hearing, the pop singer burst into tears again – and sent an emotional appeal to the judge.
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US pop singer Britney Spears Her father continues to fight with a new lawyer to lift her guardianship. competent jurisdiction angel Wednesday allowed the 39-year-old to nominate his own defender for the first time. Spears will be represented in future proceedings by Matthew Rosengart, who is already a lawyer for Hollywood stars like Sean Penn or Steven Spielberg has worked.
The court’s approval to choose her own legal advisor is a first-stage victory for Spears in her long-running guardianship dispute with her father. Rosengart said he would file a new application as soon as possible to free Spears from the tutelage of her father, Jamie. He advised the singer’s father to voluntarily retire.
Spears’ emotional appeal to judge
Spears was on the phone at Wednesday’s hearing. With tears, she again demanded the termination of guardianship and announced that she would file a complaint against her father. In late June, the singer said in a 20-minute statement in court that she was “traumatised” and “depressed”, that her father did not give her any freedom of choice. His guardianship is “outrageous”.
In 2008, Spears was temporarily forcibly admitted to a clinic due to mental health problems. Jamie Spears took over the guardianship of her daughter and has been in charge of her legal and financial matters ever since. Under his tutelage, Spears quickly returned to the stage. She released three albums, appeared on various television shows, and even took an all-time show Las Vegas. In January 2019, however, she canceled all appearances.
With hits such as “…Baby One More Time”, “Oops!…I Did It Again” and “Toxic”, Britney Spears was the highest-paid singer in the world in the early 2000s. After that, her professional and personal setbacks escalated. After her divorce from Kevin Federline in 2006 and losing custody of her two children, she was photographed barefoot and with a shaved head at a gas station by the paparazzi.
Public interest in the guardianship controversy was fueled by the documentary “Framing Britney Spears”, which explores the pop star’s legal incompetence. Using the #FreeBritney hashtag, Spears fans are calling for her father’s guardianship to end.