- 01 Sep 21
"Britney Spears will not be extorted," reads the petition filed by Spears' lawyer, Matthew Rosengart.
Britney Spears' lawyer, Matthew Rosengart, has filed an additional petition to remove her father Jamie Spears from her conservatorship. Rosengart claimed that Jamie Spears has asked for about $2 million in payments in exchange for him being removed from the conservatorship.
The petition was filed on Tuesday, August 31 at the Los Angeles Superior Court, as reported by Deadline. It alleges that Spears is negotiating for $2 million in payments that would go toward attorneys' fees and a "substantial payment" for "certain third parties."
"Regardless of the past, Mr. Spears and his counsel are now on notice: the status quo is no longer tolerable, and Britney Spears will not be extorted," says the petition. "The only honorable, decent, and humane course of action is for Mr. Spears to resign now, provide all necessary information to evaluate his accounting, and, if matters cannot be resolve consensually, to try to defend his accounting."
The petition makes it clear that Spears' removal from his daughter's conservatorship is its focus, rather than Spears' "abusive and bullying conduct while also elevating his own personal and financial interests above those of his daughter. "
"Even putting aside the legal issues requiring his prompt removal, if he loves his daughter, Mr. Spears should resign now, today, before he is suspended," Rosengart told Deadline. "It would be the correct and decent thing to do."
The full petition can be viewed here, where it has been uploaded by Deadline.
Last month, Rosengart asked the court to speed up the ruling on Spears' conservatorship case, which was later denied, and Spears said he would step away from the conservatorship only "when the time is right."
The next court hearing for Spears' case is scheduled for September 29.