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It's a 'Major Victory' for Britney Spears

Jamie Spears must answer questions about alleged surveillance under oath

(Newser) - Britney Spears' father Jamie Spears must sit for a deposition within the next 30 days, according to a court ruling, which Variety calls a "major victory" for the pop star whose legal team claims her former conservator hired a security firm to monitor her phone and bug her bedroom...

It's the 2nd Time Britney Spears Has Done This

Star's Instagram account has vanished again amid renewed drama with her father

(Newser) - On Friday, reports emerged that Britney Spears' father wants her to defend under oath the accusations she's been hurling at him on social media, with a request to a judge that Spears give a deposition. Now it appears the 40-year-old pop star may have vanished some of those posts,...

Father Goes to Court Over Britney Spears' Posts

Jamie Spears says pop star should explain her allegations under oath

(Newser) - Britney Spears' father wants the pop star to defend her allegations against him under oath. Jamie Spears has asked a judge to order his daughter to give a deposition, TMZ reports, saying she's mounting a campaign against him on social media and in her upcoming memoir. The court filing...

Britney Spears: My Own Estate Paid to Spy on Me

Her lawyer accuses Jamie Spears of corruption, threatens legal action against Jamie Lynn

(Newser) - The Spears sisters' squabble continues to escalate , with Britney now threatening to sue Jamie Lynn if she doesn't stop making "derogatory" statements about her while promoting a memoir full of "misleading or outrageous claims." "She will not tolerate it, nor should she," reads a...

Britney's Lawyer: Request From Dad an 'Abomination'

Jamie Spears wants daughter to pay his legal fees as he winds down conservatorship

(Newser) - The legal fighting between Britney Spears and dad Jamie Spears isn't quite over. Jamie Spears has asked his daughter to foot his legal bills related to "winding up" her conservatorship —and her attorney isn't having it. The scathing statement from the singer's lawyer, Mathew Rosengart,...

Judge Frees Britney Spears From 13-Year Conservatorship

Decision touches off celebration among fans

(Newser) - Britney Spears is free. A Los Angeles judge on Friday ended the conservatorship that has controlled the pop star's life and money for nearly 14 years, the AP reports. The decision capped a stunning five-month odyssey that saw Spears publicly demand the end of the conservatorship, hire her own...

Britney Reveals New Nugget on Conservatorship

Spears says it was her mom who originally came up with the idea, not her dad

(Newser) - The world has put Jamie Spears on blast for being the mastermind behind Britney Spears' conservatorship, but it looks like we may have all overestimated his mental chops. "My dad is not smart enough to ever think of a conservatorship," the 39-year-old pop star said Tuesday in a...

Jamie Spears Claims Court's Move Is a 'Loss for Britney'

Source says she jumped for joy after he was suspended from conservatorship

(Newser) - Britney Spears fans gathered outside a Los Angeles court cheered Wednesday when a judge ended father Jamie Spears' 13-year control of her financial affairs, calling the conservatorship a "toxic environment." It was a move the singer had long pushed for, but Jamie Spears claimed it was really a...

Court Suspends Father From Britney Spears' Estate

Judge calls situation 'a toxic environment'

(Newser) - Saying "the current situation is not tenable," a Los Angeles judge replaced Britney Spears' father as conservator of her estate on Wednesday at the singer's request. Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny suspended Jamie Spears from the role controlling his daughter's $60 million estate after 13 years,...

Britney Spears' Lawyer Pulls No Punches in Latest Filing

Says Jamie Spears has 'crossed unfathomable lines,' possibly breaking law

(Newser) - Britney Spears' lawyer has responded forcefully to the new documentary and accompanying New York Times report alleging the pop star's father, Jamie Spears, surveilled her phone use and her bedroom . While it's always been clear that the elder Spears was not fit to serve as his daughter's...

Ex-Security Worker Alleges 'Extremely Sensitive' Britney Audio

New documentary says dad Jamie Spears had singer's phone, bedroom surveilled

(Newser) - There's a new documentary out on Britney Spears, and this one makes even more damning allegations against her father, Jamie Spears. In the New York Times' investigatory Controlling Britney Spears, released Friday on FX and Hulu , "key insiders" speak about the conservatorship she's been under since 2008,...

Britney Spears: Boot My Dad, Then End the Conservatorship

Pop star files new court document

(Newser) - Britney Spears agrees with her father: It's time for the conservatorship over her to be terminated. The singer said as much in a court filing Wednesday, the first time she's formally requested an end to the arrangement, the AP reports. But the filing makes clear that it's...

Huge Victory for Britney Spears in Conservatorship Battle

Her father has filed to end it after 13 years

(Newser) - After 13 years, Britney Spears' conservatorship is one step closer to ending. Her father and the conservator of her estate, Jamie Spears, filed a petition with the Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday to terminate the legal arrangement, NBC News reports. "The conservatorship has helped Ms. Spears get through a...

Jamie Spears Is Trying to Extort Britney: Lawyer

Britney's attorney says father is trying to get $2M before stepping down

(Newser) - Britney Spears and her new attorney say her father is trying to get about $2 million in payments before stepping down from the conservatorship that controls her life and money, a move they liken to extortion in a court filing Tuesday. The document filed by lawyer Mathew Rosengart says the...

TMZ: Before Battery Claim, Spears' Dogs Were Taken

Singer suspected father was conspiring with housekeeper: TMZ

(Newser) - A confrontation between Britney Spears and her housekeeper—the subject of a misdemeanor battery investigation —erupted after the housekeeper took away the singer's dogs, according to TMZ . Sources tell the outlet that the housekeeper took both of Spears' dogs to the vet after one of them fell ill...

Conservator Tells Britney's Dad: 'Stop the Attacks'

Jamie Spears: Jodi Montgomery wanted singer under psychiatric hold. Montgomery: not what I said

(Newser) - Britney Spears and her new lawyer are still working hard to remove dad Jamie Spears as her conservator, but the latter isn't going down without a fight. On Friday, the 69-year-old filed documents in Los Angeles County Superior Court stating he wasn't the one behind committing Britney Spears...

With Mom on Board, Britney Spears Moves to Kick Dad to the Curb

Pop star's new lawyer files request to have him removed as conservator

(Newser) - More than a month after her bombshell court testimony , Britney Spears has formally requested that her father be removed from her conservatorship. Spears' new lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, filed a petition in court Monday to have Jamie Spears replaced with Jason Rubin, a certified public accountant, as conservator of the pop...

Britney Spears Sends #FreeBritney Fans a Message

Thanks them after court victory

(Newser) - At a court hearing Wednesday where Britney Spears was allowed to select her own new lawyer, the pop star revealed that she doesn't just want out of the conservatorship she's been under since 2008—she also wants her father charged. "I would like to charge my father...

In Spears' Bid to Dump Conservatorship, a New Name

Ex-federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart is said to be gearing up to represent the singer

(Newser) - Britney Spears' court-appointed attorney wants out of his job , but the singer already seems to have new counsel lined up. A source tells the New York Times that prominent celebrity lawyer Mathew S. Rosengart looks to be Spears' choice to represent her as she fights to cut dad Jamie Spears'...

Co-Conservator for Britney Spears Wants Out

As sources say mom Lynne plans to get more involved

(Newser) - The day after a judge approved its role as co-conservator in Britney Spears' conservatorship, Bessemer Trust wants out. The wealth management company on Thursday filed a request to withdraw from the role, NPR reports. It said that after Spears' emotional June 23 testimony on the arrangement and its impacts on...

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