KARACHI: Ever since her infamous public breakdowns happened about twelve years ago, Britney Spears has lived in California under a court-approved conservatorship which oversees her finances as well as her personal well-being.
The conservatorship was something that was steered largely by her father, James Spears, for over a decade, functioning mostly out of public view. Fans and even some of her family members have expressed their worries aloud concerned about the control exerted over Britney Spears and her fortune which resulted in the #FreeBritney movement that had started to trend on social media. The movement protest against this control and demanded Britney Spears to have autonomy over her finances and person.
According to HuffPost, Britney Spears asked a court on Tuesday to keep her father from asserting the broad control he has over her life since the past 12 years.
In documents filed by her lawyer Samuel D. Ingham III, appointed by the court, that publicly aired the wishes of the 38-year-old pop star, she asked for her father to not return to the role of conservator of her person, which gave him power over her major life decisions from 2008 until 2019, until he temporarily stepped down, owing to his health problems.
“Britney is strongly opposed to James return as a conservator of her person,” the document says.
James Spears spoke on the matters of conservatorship earlier this month where he denied fan-led allegations about the singer’s affairs not being properly handled on his watch.
“All these conspiracy theorists don’t know anything,” he told Page Six. “The world doesn’t have a clue. It’s up to the court of California to decide what’s best for my daughter. It’s no one else’s business.”
“I love my daughter,” he also added. “But this is our business. It’s private.”
According to another NYT report, James Spears earned $130,000 a year for his conservatorship, along with reimbursement for rent of his office. Reportedly, he has only requested modest increments over the last eight years however, he has also been awarded 1.5 per cent of the gross revenues generated from performances and merchandise affiliated to Britney Spear’s Las Vegas residency.