Britney Spears fans react after father Jamie files to end conservatorship

By Roisin O'Connor
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Fans of pop star Britney Spears are reacting to the news that her father has filed to end the conservatorship that has controlled her life and finances for 13 years.

Jamie Spears filed court papers yesterday (7 September) petitioning to put an end to the controversial arrangement.

“Recent events related to this conservatorship have called into question whether circumstances have changed to such an extent that grounds for establishment of a conservatorship may no longer exist,” the filing stated.

Fans behind the ongoing #FreeBritney campaign, which has long-sought to help Spears be released from her conservatorship, are rejoicing over the news as it appears an end is in sight.

“This is great news for the #FreeBritney movement and will create a much-needed dialogue on how conservatorships in America work,” fan Ryan Miller tweeted.

“Britney is going to be free after 13 years,” another wrote, while one fan commented: “Britney deserves to live independently.”

“It’s finally happening!” another fan tweeted.

The pop star’s lawyer Mathew Rosengart in a statement to The Independent said the development was a “massive legal victory for Britney Spears” and “vindication”.

Rosengart continued, “Having exposed his misconduct and improper plan to hold his daughter hostage by trying to extract a multi-million-dollar settlement, Mr Spears has now effectively surrendered.

“It appears that Mr Spears believes he can try to avoid accountability and justice, including sitting for a sworn deposition and answering other discovery under oath,” Rosengart said, adding “our investigation into financial mismanagement and other issues will continue.”

The Independent also contacted Jamie Spears’s legal team for comment.


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