Britney Spears’ Father Denied Bid for Sole Control of Singer’s Investments

Hearing comes after release of “Framing Britney Spears” documentary

Britney Spears conservatorship
Supporters hold signs at the hearing for Britney Spears' conservatorship at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse on February 11. (Photo by Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)

A probate judge denied on Thursday an objection from Britney Spears’ father, Jamie, regarding the delegation of powers in her co-conservatorship.

As part of his objection, Spears’ father wanted to retain delegation power over the singer’s investments. But Judge Brenda Penny rejected the objection and upheld a previous November ruling that appointed the financial institution Bessmer Trust as a co-conservator for Spears.

Following Thursday’s ruling, Spears’ father is expected to work with Bessemer to create a budget and investment proposal for the singer’s estate. Another hearing is scheduled for March 17.

Thursday’s hearing came nearly a week after the release of “Framing Britney Spears,” a documentary from The New York Times and released on FX and Hulu that examined Spears’ court-appointed conservatorship.

Spears has unsuccessfully tried to have her father removed as a conservator of her estate, with her attorney arguing that the singer is “afraid” of her father and does not want him to have control over her finances and career.

Last November, Perry denied Spears’ request to have her father removed as a conservator but appointed Bessemer Trust as a co-conservator.

During Thursday’s ruling, Spears’ attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, said it was “no secret” that the singer didn’t want her father as a co-conservator but acknowledged that removing him would be a “separate issue.”

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