Britney Spears was finally released from her father’s custody. After months of legal proceedings, a court in Los Angeles made this decision at the request of the singer, who described the situation as abusive.
Judge Brenda Penny said during this long-awaited hearing that the agreement could not be maintained in its current form. Therefore, she decided, “in the interest” of the artist, to suspend Jamie Spears’ role as guardian, a measure with immediate effect.
This guardianship, instituted in 2008 after the psychic disorders manifested by the star, remains in force for the time being, but Jamie Spears has, until new provisions, no word to say in the management of his daughter’s private life or finances, entrusted to professionals.
The tribunal is due to rule on the end of this guardianship measure at a future hearing, probably by the end of this year.
The role of Jamie Spears “must be suspended on September 29, and the custody measure must end quickly,” Britney Spears’ lawyer Mathew Rosengart wrote in a lawsuit filed this week in Los Angeles court.
“Every day that passes with him as a guardian – every day and every hour – is a day that causes pain and anxiety to his daughter,” he continued, quoted by Agerpres.
In support of his allegations, a documentary published last week by the New York Times (“Controlling Britney Spears”) accuses Jamie Spears of secretly installing surveillance cameras in his daughter’s room and recording her private conversations.
However, the singer’s father denied that he had carried out any illegal surveillance of his daughter.