Britney Spears judge denies her request to remove her father as her conservator AFTER hearing pop star’s heartbreaking testimony
- Spears, 39, has been under the conservatorship of her father since 2008
- Last week the singer told a court in Los Angeles she wanted it to end
- Spears said she felt enslaved and trapped and wanted her life back
- On Wednesday TMZ reported that the judge has denied her request
- Judge Brenda Penny ruled that the current terms of the conservatorship remain
- Spears’ lawyer is expected to file a new request for her to be freed
- Spears’ father Jamie is paid $16,000 a month to manage her $60 million estate
The judge overseeing Britney Spears‘ conservatorship has denied her request to remove her father’s control – despite the singer’s passionate plea last week.
Judge Brenda Penny in Los Angeles on Wednesday signed into effect a new ruling, maintaining Jamie Spears’ control.
On June 23 the 39-year-old singer made headlines worldwide with her request to resume control of her finances and life, after 13 years under a conservatorship.
Her lawyer, Sam Ingham, was expected to file a petition to remove Spears’ conservatorship, and Judge Penny said that she would make space in her diary for the hearing at which it could be lifted.
Yet on June 25 Ingham filed documents which actually appointed Jamie Spears and the independent Bessemer Trust co-conservators. Britney’s request to remove her father, first made in November, was denied.
Spears is pictured with her father Jamie. The pair have not spoken since August. She has been fighting since last year to lift a conservatorship that he presided over since 2008
A court sketch from inside the Los Angeles County Courthouse, with Judge Brenda Penny presiding. The June 23 hearing caused shockwaves around the world