Thus goes the battle for the singer’s tutelage
(CNN) – The legal battle over the custody of Britney Spears’ property continued in court on Thursday.
Although no pop star, her father, Jimmy Spears, was virtually in attendance when Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny heard arguments from Spears and her father’s attorney.
The session focused on the appointment of the Bessemer Trust in November to act as co-trustee, along with her father, on Spears’ estate. Judge Benny ruled in favor of preserving shared teaching and made no changes to procedures on Thursday.
Spears had previously requested that her father be removed from her guardian. The final ruling does not prevent his lawyer, Samuel Engham III, from filing another petition for his removal.
And Angham, who attended the hearing by default, reiterated that his client “does not want his father to be a co-guardian, and we realize that deportation is a separate matter.”
Turin, Jimmy Spears’ attorney, released a statement to CNN Thursday evening.
“Probate court rulings today demonstrate the court’s confidence in our client Jimmy Spears and the Bessemer Trust to jointly administer the custody of Mrs. Spears’s property. My client looks forward to working with Bessemer to continue the investment strategy in favor of his daughter,” Turin said in part.
Spears Sr. was first appointed by court as custodian of his daughter’s property, along with attorney Andrew Walt, in 2008 after a series of personal problems with the singer were announced. For most of that period, he also monitored his health and medical decisions. Jimmy Spears became the sole custodian of the singer’s $ 60 million estate in 2019, after Wallet resigned.
Angham filed the first request to officially remove Jimmy Spears from the guardian position last August. Spears Sr. told CNN in December that he hadn’t spoken to his daughter since that show.
“I love my daughter and miss her so much,” Spears said of her daughter. “When a family member needs special care and protection, families must step up, as they did 12 years or more, to protect and protect Britney and continue to love her unconditionally. I have and will continue to offer unwavering love and fierce protection against those who have interests Selfish and those who seek to harm her or my family.
Interest in the singer’s guardianship increased after the New York Times documentary “Framing Britney Spears”. Celebrities and supporters of Spears on social media have called the hashtag #FreeBritney.
Another hearing in the case is scheduled for March 17.