Jamie Spears, the father of pop star Britney Spears, has asked the court to fund the costs of his legal representation.
Britney Spears’ lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, has slammed her father, Jamie Spears, for requesting that Britney pay his legal bills after he was suspended from her now-discontinued conservatorship. Mr Spears was singled out by the lawyer, who termed his demand “shameful.”
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Mr Rosengart addressed Mr Jamie’s demand. “The request is disgraceful,” he remarked. As Britney’s conservator, Mr Spears collected millions of dollars while paying his lawyers millions more, all from Britney’s hard work and hard-earned money.”
“The conservatorship has been dissolved, and Mr Spears has been ignominiously suspended,” he continued. In the circumstances, his petition is not only legally ineffective, but it is also an outrage.
Britney has already spoken publicly about the anguish her father has given her, and this simply adds to it. This is not what a loving father does for his daughter.”
Mr Spears asked the court to fund the costs of his legal representation, who are “engaging in proceedings addressing his ongoing fiduciary duties linked to winding up” the singer’s conservatorship, according to court documents acquired by The Hollywood Reporter.
The petition noted that “prompt payment on account of Jamie’s attorneys’ fees is required to guarantee that the Conservatorship can be wound up promptly and efficiently, allowing Britney to reclaim control of her life as she and Jamie desire.”
When she brought her father to court over the legal arrangement, the singer was required to pay both her own and her father’s legal bills and fees as part of the conservatorship agreement.
It came to an end in September, when Mr Spears petitioned to terminate his legal conservatorship before being fired as the pop star’s conservator. Britney’s conservatorship was then legally dissolved by a LA judge in November of this year.
According to the documents, “Jamie’s fiduciary obligations did not end with his suspension or with the order terminating the Conservatorship,” and that if he does not pay for his legal representation, he will face “personal bankruptcy and ruin defending spurious accusations.”
The petition argued, “No one would ever desire to take into the role of a conservator if a conservatee could force a conservator to personally pay considerable legal expenditures defending baseless claims.”
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