Britney Spears' request to remove her father, Jamie Spears, from her conservatorship has sadly been denied by a judge.
The formal order denying a request by Britney's lawyer was signed by a judge yesterday.
The request to have her father removed was filed back in November 2020 and at the time, the pop star's lawyer, Samuel D. Ingham III, stated that the singer was "afraid of her father" and that she would not perform again if he continued to be involved.
Yesterdays ruling was for the judge to approve private wealth management, Bessemer Trust, as the co-conservator but in doing so Judge Brenda J. Penny reiterated the decision to not remove Britney's father from the conservatorship.
As per Good Morning America, the papers signed by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda J. Penny read: "The conservatee's request to suspend JAMES P. SPEARS immediately upon the appointment of BESSEMER TRUST COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA, N.A. as sole conservator of estate is denied without prejudice."
Last week Britney gave a twenty-four-minute testimony against her father.
Speaking in court for the first time during her thirteen-year conservatorship, Britney claimed that the conservatorship was "abusive." She said she has been forced to work against her will, and has been stopped from removing a contraceptive device in order to try for another child. Spears also said that she wishes to sue her family, noting that she believes her conservators, including her father, should be in jail.
Jamie Spears responded to Britney's court testimony in separate, new court documents in which he called for an investigation into her claims of mistreatment.
As per the Guardian, lawyers for Jamie Spears said he was "concerned" by Ingham's request to make Jodi Montgomery, Britney Spears' caregiver position permanent.
"Based on her statements to the court, Mr. Spears is concerned that the petition to appoint Jodi Montgomery filed by Ms. Spears' court-appointed counsel Samuel D Ingham III does not reflect her wishes," the court filing read.
"Ms. Spears told the court on June 23rd that she is opposed to being under a conservatorship and revealed her ongoing disputes with Ms. Montgomery about her medical treatment and other personal care issues."
Montgomery's attorney, Lauriann Wright, has responded to the claims telling GMA in a statement that her client has been an "advocate for Britney."
"If Britney wants any issue brought up to the Court, Ms. Montgomery is and has always been ready, willing, and able to do so," the statement reads.
"From the very beginning of her appointment in September 2019, Ms. Montgomery and the medical team that she assembled have had one primary goal – to assist and encourage Britney in her path to no longer needing a conservatorship of the person."