Court revokes father’s guardianship | When Britney heard the verdict, she burst into tears!
Jamie Spears suspended effective immediately
That’s how long Britney Spears fought for it – NOW she’s getting her life back! She is FREE. In a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday, a decision was made on the pop star’s future. BILD was live on the scene.
The mood in Stanley Mosk Court was somber when, at 13.30 p.m. local time Judge Brenda Penny entered the courtroom. Jamie Spears, the father of pop icon Britney Spears, was among those connected by telephone. The singer herself was not present and stayed away from the hearing – unlike the two previous court dates. Who spoke for her? Her self-hired attorney, Mathew Rosengart. He argued full of emotion for his client’s freedom.
And Mathew Rosengart was very clear in the courtroom: “The guardianship must be terminated today. Jamie Spears is only after money. We want Jamie Spears to be deprived of all rights of guardianship today. My client, Britney Spears, deserves to wake up tomorrow without her father as guardian.”
“She has been abused by this man since she was a child”
Emotionally, he continued: “Mr. Spears bugged his daughter’s bedroom, according to a New York Times report. He’s been listening in on intimate conversations – with her kids, her boyfriend, her lawyers. He already has a criminal record for assault and is not allowed to approach Britney Spears’ ex-husband, the father of her children. My client has the right to be heard!
She was abused by this man since childhood. He is a toxic and cruel man – Britney Spears herself made that clear in her speech in court.”
Britney’s lawyer Mathew Rosengart directly after the verdict – he speaks mainly to Britney’s fans, who gathered outside the courthouse Photo: Getty Images
► Around 3 p.m. then the judge’s verdict. Brenda Penny announced that effective immediately, Jamie Spears no longer has power over his daughter!
“The current situation is untenable,” Penny said after hearing arguments from both sides. It reflects a toxic environment that requires the immediate suspension of Jamie Spears. She also ordered Jamie to hand over all books and records from his time as guardian so Rosengart can review them.
The lawyer wants Jamie held accountable for possible misappropriation of assets, among other things.
Lawyer boxes Britney free When HE speaks to fans, there’s no stopping him!
Britney breaks down in tears
Pop icon Britney Spears was not present in court herself. But, of course, she was spellbound and agitated following the day that is now changing her life.
When she heard the verdict, Britney burst into tears. Completely overwhelmed by her emotions and the weight that is now off her shoulders.
“Britney burst into tears when she heard the judge’s decision,” a source close to the musician told “Page Six”. “Britney has long thought she would never see the day when her father’s domineering control over every single aspect of her life would end. But it finally happened.”
The insider added, “She’s shocked and speechless, but literally jumping with relief. She hasn’t felt such joy in 13 years.”
After 13 long years, Britney is no longer under her father’s control Photo: picture alliance/AP Photo
“I’m so excited to see what she’s going to do with the rest of her life”
The court’s decision is a major victory for the singer, who fought for her freedom for years and argued in dramatic hearings in June and July that her father should be released.
But: the pop queen is not yet fully independent. With dad gone, Britney gets temporary guardian for now. The judge appointed accountant John Zabel as the temporary administrator of her assets. So the new guardian’s main job is to manage Britney’s finances. Intervene in her life, as her father has done for years, he will certainly not.
Supporters of the #FreeBritney movement cheer outside the courtroom Photo by KEVIN WINTER/AFP
YES! Britney is FREE! When fans hear this decision, there is no stopping them Photo: MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS
What powerful emotions: Fans lie in each other’s arms in relief and tears Photo: Polaris/laif
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Whether Britney can nevertheless soon determine completely alone over her fortune? Well possible! A next court date is scheduled for 12. November scheduled.
The ruling was also a liberating blow for fans and supporters of the #FreeBritney movement. Hours before the hearing, they gathered outside the courthouse and when the court’s decision was announced, they erupted in cheers, many tears flowed.
“My heart is racing out of my chest,” said Lorin Sisco of Hawaii, who flew all the way to Los Angeles for the hearing. “I’m so excited to see what she’s going to do with the rest of her life.”