Britney Spears’ father filed a petition to end his daughter's conservatorship on Tuesday, marking a major victory for the singer after her father held the reins of her estate for more than 13 years.
James “Jamie” Spears' petition to Los Angeles Superior Court states that his daughter "is entitled to have this Court now seriously consider whether this conservatorship is no longer required." The filing went on to say that Britney Spears' circumstances have changed "to such an extent that grounds for establishment of a conservatorship may no longer exist."
Britney Spears, 39, has attempted to remove her father from her case twice in the last two years, saying last year that she refuses to perform while he retains control over her in any capacity. She told Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny during her June 23 testimony that her father ruined her life and “loved” to hear her in pain while he exerted his power over her.
She alleged that her conservatorship was “abusive” and that if she didn’t comply with the demands of her father or management, she was told she would not be able to see her children.