Jamie Spears, Britney Spears’ father, on Tuesday filed a petition to end his daughter's conservatorship in a major victory for the pop star, media reports said.
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.
Britney Spears has already tried to remove him from the helm of her life, terming the conservatorship abusive. She refused to perform last year till time Jamie Spears holds her conservatorship.
In December 2020, the court had extended Britney's conservatorship till September 2021.
In a shocking testimony to the Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge on June 23 this year, the 39-year-old pop star said that her father ruined her life and loved to hear her in pain, NBC reported.
In a 20-minute long address to the court, Spears said that the 13-year-old legal imposition had left her "depressed" and "traumatised".
"I just want my life back. It's been 13 years and it's enough", said Spears virtually in a courtroom while her fans voiced their support right outside the premises.
The court denied Britney's petition to remove her father as conservator despite the statement
She had also claimed in July that her father was trying to get about $2 million in payments before stepping down from the conservatorship that controls her life and money, a move she and her lawyer likened to extortion.
The 13-year old conservatorship row was reignited when a documentary 'Framing Britney Spears' based on Britney's life released in February this year. The documentary sparked fresh debates on her conservatorship status. After the release several celebrities extended support to the singer.
This all started when in 2008, Jamie Spears petitioned for an emergency 'temporary conservatorship' of his daughter, 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.