A sobbing Britney Spears lashed out at her father Wednesday for the second time in less than a month, saying she wants him out as the co-conservator of her estate and charged with abuse.
The judge accepted Ingham’s resignation Wednesday, along with Bessemer Trust, a wealth management firm that been appointed co-conservator of the singer’s estate.
Attorney for her father says he’s not stepping down
In a series of new bombshell allegations, Spears described the conservatorship as “f—–g cruelty,” describing severe limitations she is living under, like not being able to have a cup coffee.
“If this isn’t abuse, I don’t know what is,” the singer said. “I thought they were trying to kill me.”
Spears told the court she was not willing to be evaluated to remove her father from the conservatorship, saying she has “serious abandonment issues.”
Her father, Jamie Spears, remains co-conservator of her estate, while Jodi Montgomery is conservator of Spears’ person.
Speaking publicly on her behalf for the first time, Rosengart urged her father to voluntarily step down as her conservator.
The question remains, why is he involved? He should step down voluntarily because that’s what’s in the best interest of the conservatee.”
Rosengart praised the pop star’s “courage, passion, and humanity” in speaking out in court, and called her testimony “clear, lucid, powerful and compelling.”
He said he plans to take a deeper look into what has transpired since the conservatorship started.
“My firm and I will be taking a top to bottom look at what’s happened over the past decade,” Rosengart said.
When called on by Rosengart in court to step aside from his position as co-conservator, an attorney for the elder Spears, Vivian Thoreen, said he would not resign.
Since her testimony last month, many of the key figures who managed her affairs under the complex conservatorship setup have distanced themselves.
In addition to Ingham and Bessemer Trust, her longtime manager, Larry Rudolph, also resigned, citing Spears’ desire to retire.
Spears’ mother, Lynne Spears, and the American Civil Liberties Union filed court briefs in support of her desire to select her own lawyer.