Pop sensation Britney Spears’ legal controversy against her father has come in the spotlight ever since the release of the New York Times documentary, ‘Framing Britney Spears.’ However, Britney has been fighting her father Jamie for years to leave her conservatorship, reported CBS News.

Britney’s fans have been using the #FreeBritney hashtag to support her decision to leave the conservatorship, which is a court-appointed role that gives Jamie the power to control her estate. According to her lawyers, she will not perform as long as her father is in charge.

According to NBC, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny on Thursday denied Jamie’s objections to sharing monetary control over the conservatorship with a financial institution, Bessemer Trust, which was  appointed last year as co-conservator.

Jamie was granted the conservatorship in 2008 following Britney‘s struggle with mental health issues and hospitalisation. A Los Angeles court made the conservatorship permanent after her release from the hospital that gave him and another co-conservator power over her finances and medical decisions.

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According to Jamie’s legal team, her estate has gone from being in debt to having a valuation of more than $60 million under him. His team wrote in a statement, “Throughout his service as Conservator, Mr. Spear’s sole motivation has been his unconditional love for his daughter and a fierce desire to protect her from those trying to take advantage of her.”

On the other hand, Britney’s court-appointed attorney Samuel D. Ingham III said she “strongly prefers to have a qualified corporate fiduciary in the role” and she’s made several attempts to do so.

In the MTV documentary “Britney: For The Record,” she spoke about her life and the limited freedom she enjoys.  She said,” If I wasn’t under the restraints that I’m under right now, you know, with all the lawyers and doctors and people analyzing me every day and all that kind of stuff, if that wasn’t there, I’d feel so liberated and feel like myself. I’m kind of stuck in this place, and it’s like, how do you deal? I just cope with it every day.”

In February, Britney tweeted a video of her performance and said, “I’ll always love being on stage …. but I am taking the time to learn and be a normal person… I love simply enjoying the basics of everyday life.”