After agreeing to step down as Britney Spears' conservator last month, the pop singer's father Jamie on Tuesday filed a petition to end his daughter's conservatorship.
In a petition filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Spears argued that the conservatorship may no longer be required as the circumstances in his daughter's life have changed, NBC News reported.
American singer Britney Spears had been making headlines with her conservatorship row against her father since 2008. She alleged that her father refrained her from getting married and start a family. The statements were made during a court hearing to end the "abusive" guardianship, as she calls it. The singer-songwriter has been under the legal conservatorship involving her father, James 'Jamie' Spears, since 2008.
"I was told right now in the conservatorship, I’m not able to get married or have a baby. I have (an) IUD inside of (me) right now so I don’t get pregnant," alleged Britney in court.
Late 2000s: In the late year of 2000, Popstar Britney Spears, who was at the peak of her career had several highly publicised mental breakdowns. This is the time when she was spotted rash driving her SUV with her son on her lap, shaved her head, and tried to vandalise a photographer's car with her umbrella.
Early 2008: It was confirmed by several media outlets, including Los Angeles Times, that Spears was seeking mental help and was admitted to a psychiatric hospital twice. She also paid multiple visits to rehab during this period.
Late 2008: Britney's father, Jamie Spears, petitioned for an emergency 'temporary conservatorship', LA Times reported. The court later granted him the legal right to oversee decisions about Britney's estate and health, including negotiating business deals and restricting who can and cannot see her.
2009: A Britney Spears fan website raised questions on popstar's conservatorship. This is believed to be the starting point #Freebritney movement, however, no media reports have confirmed yet as to where and when exactly the campaign began.
2009-2019: This 10-year-long period saw Britney Spear's guardianship getting extended one after the other hearing. Britney also released some of her hit albums in this period and even did a Las Vegas residency.
2019: After being accused of physically abusing Britney's son Sean, Jamie Spears stepped down as singer's primary conservator and the duty was assumed by her longtime care manager Jodi Montgomery.
August 2020: Britney filed a request in court to permanently remove his father as her conservator. In 2020, Britney actively tried to make changes to the terms of the conservatorship.
November 2020: In a closed room hearing, a judge declined to remove Britney's dad as co-conservator of her life and estate. In legal filings, Britney's dad argued that she's not ready to take back control of her life and finances.
December 2020: The court extended Britney's conservatorship till September 2021.
February 5, 2021: A documentary 'Framing Britney Spears' based on Britney's life releases sparking fresh debates on her conservatorship status. After the release several celebrities extended support to the singer.
March 2021: Britney Spears for the first time accepted in public that she wants her conservatorship to end.
April 27, 2021: Britney Spears requested to address the court for the first time.
June 23, 2021: Spears made a long statement before the court making shocking revelations about her guardianship and father. She alleged she was constantly abused throughout the years.
June 30, 2021: Court denied Britney's petition to remove her father as conservator despite the statement.
July 6, 2021: Britney's attorney and her manager both resign.
July 14, 2021: Britney hires her own lawyer, and says she wants to file charges against Jamie.
July 26, 2021: Britney's new lawyer files a request for a new conservator.
August 12, 2021: Jamie agrees to step down as Britney's conservator.
September 7, 2021: Jamie Spears, Britney Spears’ father, on Tuesday filed a petition to end his daughter's conservatorship in a major victory for the pop star
September 29, 2021: Jamie Spears, father of the Britney, was removed from conservatorship