Sep 7, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Britney Spears' father files petition to end conservatorship

Britney Spears

Britney Spears in 2019. Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Britney Spears' father, Jamie Spears, filed a petition Tuesday to end the singer's conservatorship after 13 years, per NBC News.

Why it matters: It marks another significant victory for the singer, who has called the conservatorship "abusive" and previously said she was "extremely scared" of her father.

The big picture: Jamie Spears said last month in a court document that he would eventually step down from his role as his daughter's conservator.

  • In Tuesday's filing he acknowledged that Britney Spears is "entitled to have this Court now seriously consider whether this conservatorship is no longer required," per NBC News.
  • The filing adds that the singer's circumstances have changed enough that "grounds for establishment of a conservatorship may no longer exist."
  • In a filing last week, Britney Spears' lawyer Mathew Rosengart accused her father of attempting to "extort" his daughter of about $2 million in exchange for stepping down from the conservatorship, Variety reported.

What to watch: The next court hearing is scheduled for Sept. 29.

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