Britney Spears is completely on board with her new conservatorship, according to her attorney.
Many fans are worried about the allegedly abusive control the singer’s conservatorship has over her. Currently, amendments are being made to the existing agreement. Her father Jamie Spears, has acted as her sole conservator for more than a decade.
“This is a voluntary conservatorship. Conservatee wishes to exercise her right to nominate a conservator of the estate,” wrote her lawyer, Samuel Ingham III, in a filing obtained by the BBC.
On Monday, the singer’s lawyer filed documents reinforcing her intent to strip her father of his sole conservator status.
“Britney is strongly opposed to her father continuing as sole conservator of her estate,” said her lawyer. “Rather, without in any way waiving her right to seek termination of this conservatorship in the future, she strongly prefers to have a qualified corporate fiduciary appointed to serve in this role.”
The star requested that the Bessemer Trust Company, a New York-based wealth-management firm, take control of her estimated $75 million finances.
According to the Associated Press, Britney also showed love for her fans and the #FreeBritney movement in the documents, with the filing referencing her decision to go public with all the court information.
“Britney’s conservatorship has attracted an unprecedented level of scrutiny from mainstream media and social media alike,” the filing stated. “Far from being a conspiracy theory or a ‘joke’ as James reportedly told the media, in large part this scrutiny is a reasonable and even predictable result of James’ aggressive use of the sealing procedure over the years to minimize the amount of meaningful information made available to the public.”
“The world is watching,” the filing added.
“Britney believes it is consistent not only with her personal best interests but also with good public policy generally that the decision to appoint a new conservator of her estate be made in as open and transparent a manner as possible,” her docs continued. “The sealing motion is supposedly being brought by her father to ‘protect’ Britney’s interests, but she is adamantly opposed to it.”
“At this point in her life when she is trying to regain some measure of personal autonomy,” the filing then said, “Britney welcomes and appreciates the informed support of her many fans.”