Britney Spears’ new attorney said Monday her law firm was acting “aggressively and swiftly” to remove the pop star’s father from his role in his controversial tutelage.
Mathew Rosengart, the first lawyer Spears has been able to choose since the guardianship began in 2008, spoke about his plans in Los Angeles Superior Court.
“My company and I are moving aggressively and quickly to petition to remove Jamie Spears unless he resigns first,” Rosengart told reporters the singer’s father, who has retained control of the fortune of nearly $ 60 million from his daughter as one of his curators for the past 13 years.
“I want to thank Britney Spears for her courage and strength,” Rosengart added, referring to the singer who has spoken out against the guardianship for the first time in court and on social media in recent weeks.
The system in place is “abusive,” Spears said in court last month, accusing her Conservatives of forcing her to use birth control, take mood-stabilizing drugs and act against her will.
“I would honestly sue my family, to be completely honest with you,” Spears said in court, where she is fighting to end her guardianship and regain control of her life, career and relationships.
Last week, a judge granted Spears one power: the ability to choose his own lawyer in the guardianship case. She then hired Rosengart, a prominent former federal prosecutor, who argued in court last week that guardianship was never appropriate in the first place.
“If he loves his daughter, it’s time to step aside so Ms. Spears can move on to a healthy and productive life,” the lawyer said.
On Monday, Rosengart thanked Spears fans for the outpouring of support.
“The awareness and support for my business, for myself and most importantly for Britney has been truly impressive, from coast to coast and literally around the world,” he said.
Earlier Monday, the court made no ruling on whether Spears’ guardianship, which she is forced to pay with her own money, should cover the security costs of Jodi Montgomery, one of her conservatives. Another hearing is scheduled for next week.
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