Britney Spears remains under father's control as conservatorship status is unchanged
He will continue to control her finances and career decisions.
Britney Spears will remain under her father's control as her conservatorship status remains unchanged.
During a hearing yesterday, Spears filed documents requesting that her father, Jamie Spears, be removed from the role.
Mr Spears has been his daughter's conservator since 2008, giving him the power to control most of her life and career decisions, as well as her finances.
Entertainment Tonight reports that following the hearing, Spears' conservatorship status remains unchanged.
38-year-old Spears, who has fought against her father's powers for 12 years, has requested that her temporary care manager, Jodi Montgomery, take on the role instead.
"[Jamie] previously served as sole conservator of her person since 2008," the court documents state. "Britney is strongly opposed to having [Jamie] return as conservator of her person.
"Rather, she strongly prefers to have Ms. Montgomery continue in that role as she has done for nearly a year. Britney would like Ms. Montgomery's appointment as conservator of her person to be made permanent."
Although opposed to her father's role in the agreement, Spears is in favour of the conservatorship ruling in general.
The singer said last year that did she not wish to end the agreement entirely, saying the ruling "rescued her from a collapse, exploitation by predatory individuals and financial ruin" and allowed her to be "able to regain her position as a world-class entertainer."
Conservatorship was initially appointed during Britney's struggle with her mental health in 2008. Such rulings are reserved for people who cannot manage their own lives due to physical or mental limitations.
A #FreeBritney protest took place outside the Los Angeles courthouse where yesterday's ruling took place.
Jamie Spears has called the movement, protesting his control of his daughter's affairs, "a joke."
"All these conspiracy theorists don’t know anything. The world don’t have a clue," he told Page Six. "It’s up to the court of California to decide what’s best for my daughter. It’s no one else’s business."
"I love my daughter. I love all my kids. But this is our business. It’s private."