Britney Spears’ father accused of trying to extort $ 2 million from her
Britney Spears’ attorney recently filed documents indicating that the singer’s father, Jamie Spears, is trying to get around $ 2 million from his daughter. According to the Associated Press, the document filed on August 30 states: “Britney Spears will not be extorted. He claims Jamie Spears demands the money in exchange for his resignation as a Tory.
Britney Spears’ past with her father, Jamie Spears
What seems like a never-ending battle between Britney Spears and her father, Jamie Spears, may just have dragged on. Several years ago, Jamie Spears acquired authority over his daughter’s $ 60 million fortune following a court-ordered arrangement. While this tenure was meant to be short-lived as she focused on her health, it turned out to be the opposite.
According to BuzzFeed News, it all started on January 3, 2008, when Britney Spears was “hospitalized and placed on psychiatric hold for a mental assessment.” This “take 5150” came about following a chaotic custody battle between her and her ex-husband Kevin Federline.
After this hospitalization, she lost the custody dispute and was admitted for further mental assessments.
On November 30, 2008, she spoke in a documentary titled Britney: For the recording about his feelings about guardianship.
She said: “If I weren’t under the stresses I am in right now, with all the lawyers, doctors and people scanning me every day, if it wasn’t there I would feel so liberated. When I tell them how I feel, it’s like they hear, but they really aren’t listening.
In fact, according to the Washington Post, for 13 years the star was under what she described as “embarrassing” and “demoralizing” guardianship with her father. The Associated Press also reports that during an emotional hearing on June 23 in Los Angeles, the 39-year-old pleaded with the judge, “I just want my life back.”
Britney Spears’ lawyer accuses Jamie Spears of extortion
In light of Britney Spears’ testimony in June, her legal team filed documents on August 30, claiming Jamie Spears was trying to get around $ 2 million from his daughter before stepping down as curator.
“Sir. Spears ‘blatant attempt to trade the suspension and revocation in exchange for approximately $ 2 million in payments, in addition to the millions already raised from Ms. Spears’ estate by Mr. Spears and his associates, is a failure, ”the file said, according to The Associated Press.
This new case, along with the motion to remove Jamie Spears as curator, will be discussed in a court hearing on September 29.
Britney Spears boyfriend and celebrities support #FreeBritney movement
Throughout Britney Spears’ battle for her guardianship, fans and celebrities alike have rallied around her. Among the many who shared their disapproval of her situation was her longtime boyfriend, Sam Asghari. Although he was silent on the guardianship for a while, he spoke about the #FreeBritney movement on February 9.
According to E! News, he posted on Instagram Stories:
“Now it’s important for people to understand that I have no respect for someone who is trying to control our relationship and who is constantly throwing obstacles at us. In my opinion, Jamie is a total d—. I will not go into details because I have always respected our privacy but at the same time, I did not come to this country for not being able to express my opinion and my freedom.
Other celebrities, such as Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Khloé Kardashian and Mariah Carey, also shared their strong feelings.
Madonna posted on her Instagram Story via CNN, saying, “Bring that woman back to life… Britney, we’ve come to get you out of jail.” Aguilera wrote on Twitter: “Every woman should have the right to her own body, her own reproductive system, her own privacy, her own space, her own healing and her own happiness.”
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