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A recent court filing has revealed that Britney Spears’ sons have had a multi-year restraining order against her father Jamie Spears granted.
"In August 2019, the Court issued a multi-year Domestic Violence Restraining Order against Mr. Spears requiring him to stay away from Ms. Spears's children and the father of her children, thereby irreparably fracturing whatever tenuous relationship might have existed," a court filing by Spears’ Mathew Rosengart, obtained by Insider on Wednesday, states.
The restraining order is cited as a reason"why Mr. Spears' immediate suspension is required" from Spears’ conservatorship.
Jamie Spears filed a petition earlier this month to be removed from the conservatorship, citing his daughter’s recent pleas to be released from the legal arrangement. Britney told a judge in June that he should be in jail for conservator abuse. There has been a public outcry for her release from her conservatorship since she made it clear earlier this year that she wants her freedom back.
Jamie, 68, is the conservator of the 39-year-old star’s estate. The conservatorship was instituted by a court in 2008 not long after Britney endured what appeared to be a mental health crisis that played out in the tabloids. Jamie controlled most of the conservatorship but stepped down as Britney’s conservator of person in 2019. For the past two years he has controlled just her finances.
The restraining order stems from a 2019 incident regarding Jamie and one of his grandsons. Kevin Federline, Britney’s ex and the father of her two songs, filed an emergency protective order against Jamie in 2019, alleging that he was physically abusive to one of the boys.
Rosengart has not immediately responded to Oxygen.com’s request for comment. The attorney suggested earlier this month that Jamie’s petition to step down could also be a path to avoid potential legal issues stemming from Britney's efforts to counter her father's control.
"It appears that Mr. Spears believes he can try to avoid accountability and justice, including sitting for a sworn deposition and answering other discovery under oath,” his statement said.
He noted that he and his client will "continue to explore all options."
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