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Britney Spears’ dad Jamie suspended from conservatorship

Britney Spears has been under the conservatorship for 13 years (Picture: Reuters/AFP/Getty)

Britney Spears’ father Jamie has been suspended from her conservatorship, a judge in the US has ruled.

The star had been under the conservatorship for 13 years.

During a hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, Judge Brenda Penny said her father remaining in charge of her estate was ‘untenable’.

She sided with the star’s lawyer Mathew Rosengart agreeing it was in the Womanizer singer’s ‘best interests’ that he be removed.

At today’s proceedings Judge Penny is expected to consider requests to terminate the legal arrangement altogether, which would allow Britney to regain control over her personal and financial decisions.

Britney herself spoke in court in the summer to allege that her treatment under the rule amounted to ‘abuse’ and restricted her life more than was necessary.

Among her claims she alleged that she was blocked from having another child by being made to keep an IUD in her body, and was not even allowed to be driven in a car by her fiancé Sam Asghari.

A judge ruled her father’s involvement was ‘untenable’ (Picture: Getty)
Jamie previously agreed to step down (Picture: AP)

A temporary conservator will now be appointed before a hearing to terminate it at a later date.

Sam reacted to the news on his Instagram, sharing the short message: ‘Free Britney! Congratulations!!!!!!!!’

Following her testimony and the scrutiny surrounding it, Jamie unexpectedly filed to end the conservatorship earlier this month.

Sam posted this message on his Instagram (Picture: Instagram)
Britney and Sam are engaged (Picture: Instagram)

Britney had been under the rule since 2008 following a public breakdown, though a conservatorship is usually used for the elderly or those unable to make decisions in their own affairs due to physical or mental limitations.

A medical evaluation is usually required to decide whether a conservatorship can be removed, which is something Britney has resisted.

She said in her testimony: ‘My requests are just to end the conservatorship without being evaluated. I want to petition basically to end the conservatorship, but I don’t want to be evaluated, and be sat in a room with people four hours a day, like they did to me before. And they made it even worse for me after that happened.

‘I’m honestly new with this. And I’m doing research on all these things. I do know common sense and the method that things can end – for people, it has ended without them being evaluated. So I just want you to take that in consideration.’

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