Britney Spears’s new attorney, Mathew Rosengart, told reporters on Monday that he is working “aggressively” and “expeditiously” to remove her father, Jamie Spears, from her conservatorship.
In video footage shared on Twitter, Rosengart announced. “First, I once again want to thank Britney Spears for her courage and for her strength.” He continued, “I want to thank Judge [Brenda] Penny for her courtesy of welcoming my firm and I into this case. And I also want to thank Britney Spears’ fans and supporters. The outreach and support for my firm, myself, and most importantly, Britney, has truly been overwhelming.” He said, “Finally, and the last thing I’m going to say about this matter is as I said in court last week, and outside, my firm and I are moving aggressively and expeditiously to file a petition to remove Jamie Spears unless he resigns first.”
Sources say that Britney is “really happy and excited that she has new representations.” They said, “She feels like she’s finally heading towards ending this.”
According to PEOPLE, Rosengart is anticipated to urge the court to waive Britney’s mental health evaluation since she “doesn’t have much trust for the experts that she has worked with so far.”
Her father, Jamie, 69, stepped down as her personal conservator in 2019, but still remains in charge of her finance due to Bessemer Trust’s resignation as co-conservator of her estate.
In an impassioned speech to the court on June 23, Britney spoke publicly for the first time about the 13-year conservatorship. In the weeks since, the singer’s personal conservator, Jodi Montgomery, and Jamie have been publicly clashing. According to a declaration he filed at the end of June,
Jamie blamed Montgomery for the “difficulties and suffering,” Britney recounted in court. Montgomery’s lawyer issued a statement claiming that she has been a “tireless advocate” for Britney.
NBC reported last week that Britney told the judge that she is “extremely scared” of her father. “This conservatorship has allowed my dad to ruin my life,” she said. The outlet added she said she wants to charge her dad with “conservatorship abuse.”
BREAKING: Mathew Rosengart says his firm is moving “aggressively and expeditiously to remove” Jamie Spears as conservator “unless he resigns first” @NBCNews pic.twitter.com/576KTGtVwW
— Alicia Victoria Lozano (@aliciavlozano) July 19, 2021