Britney Spears’ Lawyers Blasts Jamie’s ‘Shameful’ Request for Her to Pay for His Lawyers
In new court documents, Jamie petitions to have his singer daughter’s estate continue to pay for his lawyers even though her conservatorship already ended.
AceShowbiz -Drama between Britney Spears and father Jamie Spears isn’t over just yet. In new court documents obtained by Variety on December 20, it was revealed that Jamie petitioned to have his daughter’s estate continue to pay for his lawyers even though her conservatorship already ended.
In the filing, Jamie’s seeking the court’s “confirmation, authorization and direction” to force Britney’s estate to pay for lawyers “participating in proceedings concerning Jamie’s ongoing fiduciary duties relating to winding up” the conservatorship.
The petition continued,”Prompt payment on account of Jamie’s attorneys’ fees is necessary to ensure the Conservatorship can be wound up quickly and efficiently to allow Britney to take control of her life as she and Jamie desire.”
Jamie insisted in the filing that “the fiduciary obligations Jamie owes did not end with his suspension or with the order terminating the Conservatorship” and that by not financially covering his legal representation, he would be subjected to “personal bankruptcy and ruin defending baseless claims.” The petition added, “No person would ever want to step into the role as conservator if a conservatee could force a conservator to personally pay substantial legal fees defending unfounded allegations.”
It continued, “Jamie should not be required to sacrifice his personal wellbeing defending his administration of the Estate where each of his actions have thus far been made with the counsel and approval of others in these proceedings including the Court.”
In response to the docs, Britney’s attorney, Mathew Rosengart, dubs the request an “abomination.” Rosengart said in a statement to The Hollywood Report, “This request is shameful. Mr. Spears reaped many millions of dollars from Britney as a conservator, while paying his lawyers millions more, all from Britney’s work and hard-earned money.”
The lawyer continued, “The conservatorship has been terminated and Mr. Spears was suspended ignominiously. Under the circumstances, his petition is not only legally meritless, it is an abomination. Britney poignantly testified about the pain her father caused her and this only adds to it. This is not what a father who loves his daughter does.”
Prior to this, Jamie attempted to gain “access to Britney’s estate plan” at a recent court hearing, but his request was denied. “In a normal situation, a normal person would never have to show their estate plan,” an attorney for Britney’s certified public account, John Zabel, said. Meanwhile, Jamie’s attorney told the court, “I propose that we behave like grown-ups.”
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