Britney Spears’s lawyer files motion to immediately remove her father as conservator
Britney Spears’s new attorney Mathew Rosengart on Thursday filed a court motion to have her father immediately removed as the conservator of her estate, the latest development in the ongoing court battle.
The court filing, obtained by People magazine, also calls for Jason Rubin to be appointed as the temporary conservator in the time period leading up to the next hearing on the conservatorship, slated for Sept. 29.
“Although a two-month wait for a hearing on the Petition may not seem significant in the context of 13 years, Ms. Spears should not be forced to continue to feel traumatized, lose sleep, and suffer further,” the filing reads, according to People. “Every day matters.”
A source told the outlet that Spears is pushing for Rubin, a forensic investigator CPA, to take over the position, hoping he will be able to evaluate past spending from her estate to determine if there’s been a misuse of funds.
The filing also called on Jamie Spears to step down from his position.
“If Mr. Spears truly had the best interests of his daughter in mind, consistent with his obligation as a fiduciary to elevate her interests above his own, he would resign, today,” it reportedly reads.
The petition to expedite the removal of Jamie Spears comes a week after Rosengart filed an official request to have Rubin replace him.
The pop star, who in June called her own “abusive” and traumatizing, has drawn bipartisan scrutiny to conservatorships and how they are handled.