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Britney Spears announced that she is on “cloud 9” following her father’s removal from her conservatorship.
The statement accompanies footage of her seemingly flying a propeller plane.
“First time flying a plane and first time in a prop plane,” she wrote, along with the comment “bringing the ship home, JL.”
Shade or not, it's clear that Britney is feeling sunny.
“Britney burst into tears upon hearing the judge’s decision,” an unnamed source told Page Six. “For the longest time, she had begun to think that she would never see the day that her father’s domineering control over every single aspect of her life would end, but it finally happened.”
Britney’s fiancé Sam Asghari responded to the news by writing “Free Britney” and “Congratulations” on his Instagram stories. He also posted a photo of a female lion with the text, “She did this. Her fan base is called the army for a reason.”
While Britney appears happy, her father made it clear through his attorney Vivian Thoreen that he is not.
In a statement obtained by Oxygen.com, Thoreen called the “ruling wrong” and a “loss” for Britney. Los Angeles Judge Brenda Penny made the ruling after Britney’s lawyer Mathew Rosengart called Jamie “a cruel, toxic, abusive man” who his client could not be under the control of for even one more day.
Penny named California accountant John Zabel, who Britney Spears and Rosengart recommended, as the temporary conservator of the singer’s finances. Rosengart asked for a court review and termination of the conservatorship within 30 to 45 days. Penny agreed.
The transfer of conservator from Jamie Spears to Zabel will allow Rosengart to investigate the singer's father's behavior during his 13 years of involvement in the conservatorship. The attorney claimed that if the arrangement was simply terminated, as Jamie asked for, it would make investigating his actions more challenging.
Jamie had tried to argue in court papers that Zabel was not qualified for the job and that the conservatorship should just be terminated altogether.
In June, Spears accused her father of conservatorship abuse and even said he should be in jail. She told Penny that at one point during the 13 years since the conservatorship had been established, she had been held in a psychiatric hold against her will while her family did nothing. She also alleged that she was forced to perform against her will, take lithium, and was told she could not get her IUD removed. Since that hearing, the pressure for Jamie to step down from the conservatorship began to mount both on social media and in the courtroom. After Britney was permitted in July to finally hire her own attorney, Rosengart quickly filed for her father's removal.
Jamie Spears has been his daughter’s conservator of estate for 13 years. He was also her conservator of person from 2008 until 2019 when he stepped down from that role. Two documentaries that chronicle his alleged controlling behavior were released within the past week alone. “Controlling Britney Spears”— a new New York Times documentary hit Hulu on Friday. “Britney vs Spears” began streaming on Netflix on Tuesday. In “Controlling Britney Spears,” a former security employee claims that Spears’ dad Jamie Spears secretly bugged her bedroom. The alleged controlling nature of the arrangement is further explored in “Britney vs Spears" as former friends claim that her father isolated her from people who loved her.
During her June hearing, Britney also claimed that none of her relatives supported her during the lowest points of her conservatorship. Since she made that statement, her sister Jamie Lynn has said that people have been sending death threats to her and her children. She also said that she supports her sibling, despite what people are saying.
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