Britney Spears’ father Jamie has insisted her controversial guardianship is in her “best interests.”
In a statement, Jamie, 68, who has been managing the singer’s finances since 2008, insisted he had always done what was best for his daughter, after the documentary Framing Britney Spears sparked calls from fans to end its legal control.
It comes after a judge ruled Britney’s father and the Bessemer Trust would retain equal power over the star’s vast $ 60 million fortune.
Answer: Britney Spears’ father Jamie insisted her controversial guardianship was in her ‘best interest’
Following the ruling, Jamie’s legal team insisted that the judge’s ruling proved he was not prepared to harm his daughter.
Currently, her tutelage means Britney can’t make any financial or professional decisions without her father’s approval, following her high-profile breakup 13 years ago.
As reported by The Mirror, Jamie’s attorney, Vivian Lee Thoreen, said: ‘My client, Jamie Spears, diligently and professionally discharged his duties as one of Britney and her curators. love for his daughter and his dedication to protecting her are clearly apparent in court. .
“My client is looking forward to working with Bessemer to pursue an investment strategy in the best interests of his daughter.
Shocking: In a statement, Jamie insisted he always did what was best for his daughter, after the documentary Framing Britney Spears sparked calls from fans for his legal control to end
“The inheritance court is very experienced in these areas and takes them very seriously.
The judge’s decision came after Jamie submitted a proposed order claiming he lost some of his powers over Britney’s estate when he and the Bessemer Trust became co-custodians in November 2020.
Although lawyers for hitmaker Toxic have argued that she no longer wants her father to be in such a position, the guardianship has been extended until September 2021, with further hearings scheduled for March 17 and April 27, according to Variety.
Development: It comes after a judge ruled Britney’s father and the Bessemer Trust would retain equal power over the star’s vast $ 60 million fortune
Since its release, the controversy surrounding the New York Times documentary Presents Framing Britney Spears has raged.
The documentary, which airs in the UK on Tuesday, examines much of the singer Toxic’s life in the limelight, from her early days as a child performer to her current status as a semi-retired.
Some viewers of the documentary were furious after being reminded of how Britney had been presented to the public.
Diane Sawyer was slammed for a 2003 interview she conducted in which she appeared to blame the singer for her split from Justin Timberlake and hinted at rumors she cheated on the NYSNC member.
Ongoing: The move came after Jamie submitted an order claiming he lost some of his powers over Britney’s estate when he and the Bessemer Trust became co-custodians
Other clips featured in the film showed Britney being asked invasive questions about her breasts and virginity.
Coaching Britney Spears is particularly focused on her guardianship, which was put in place in 2008 following a widely publicized public outage.
The arrangement gave his father Jamie Spears almost complete control over his finances, although some interview subjects suggested he and his associates may have conflicts of interest.
Framing Britney Spears offers lengthy interviews with the hosts of the Britney’s Gram podcast and covers the #FreeBritney movement, which seeks to free her from her tutelage.
Missing her voice: Framing Britney Spears examines much of singer Toxic’s life in the spotlight, from her early days as a child performer to her current status as a semi-retiree
Slate’s Jeffrey Bloomer, however, criticized the documentary for apparently taking the claims and motives of the #FreeBritney movement at face value, even though many of its participants believe in the conspiracy theory that the singer sent messages. encoded via his Instagram posts.
He claimed the documentary provided an adequate examination of the actions and motives of Jamie and those involved in Britney’s guardianship, but not those who helped put her personal and legal struggles back on the front page.
The film has also been criticized for not featuring interviews or statements from Britney or her estate, and it’s not even clear if she got the message the filmmakers wanted to talk to her about.
Britney appeared to address her trusteeship case and a recent documentary last week, posting a return video to Instagram of herself playing Toxic during her residency in Las Vegas.
She wrote: ‘Can’t believe this performance from Toxic was 3 years ago !!! I will always love to be on stage … but I take the time to learn and be a normal person ….. I just love to enjoy the basics of everyday life !!!!
“Each person has their story and their vision of other people’s stories !!!! We all have so many beautiful different lives !!! Remember no matter what we think we know about a person’s life is nothing compared to the real person living behind the lens !!!!
Have your say: Britney appeared to talk about her guardianship and the documentary last week, writing on Instagram that ‘every person has their story and their take on other people’s stories’