Thursday, May 30, 2024

Britney Spears Free After 13 Years as Father is Suspended as Conservator After Pressure


Britney Spears is free to wreck her life on her own terms.

In Los Angeles, Judge Brenda Penny has granted a petition by the singer’s new lawyer suspending Jamie Spears, Britney’s father, from his position as conservator of his daughter’s $60 million estate.

In court, Mathew S. Rosengart, who took over as the singer’s lawyer in July, saidL “This man does not belong in her life, your honor, for another day. Please hear the plea of my client.”

The court named John Zabel, a California account previously disparaged by Jamie Spear, as the temporary conservator of the singer’s finances. This was Britney’s request.

A date was set for November 12th to end officially this conservatorship that’s been in place for 13 years. Public pressure caused everyone involved to cave despite the evidence that Britney has mental issues and probably cannot run her own estate.

But she’s old enough to take that chance and succeed or fail on her own terms. Whatever happens now, it’s on her. As for her father, I’m there will be investigations into how he handled her money and how much he benefited from his position.

Zabel will be the new man in charge of working with Britney and her lawyers. His company is called Media Finance Structures, and he’s well known in the movie and entertainment business.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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