In a telenovela family, there are fights, there’s money, there’s power, and…drama. And Britney Spears has definitely been living that telenovela life.
The latest in her ongoing battle to get her father removed from her conservatorship, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny upheld Jamie Spears’ conservatorship of his daughter at a hearing on Tuesday. However, Judge Penny added financial company Bessemer Trust as co-conservator at the request of her attorneys because they stated that she is afraid of her father and believes that she “will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career.”
While every conservatorship is shaped differently according to the needs of the person in question, Jamie Spears was appointed her conservator in 2008, and as part of his conservatorship he had “to sign off on every major decision she makes, from business, to health, to voting and marriage.” Then, in 2019, Britney’s then-lawyers removed themselves from the case, while stating that “substantial detriment, irreparable harm and immediate danger will result to the conservatee and her estate if the relief requested herein [is] not granted on an ex parte basis.”
In September, Bessemer Trust filed documents that stated, “Britney is strongly opposed to her father continuing as the sole conservator of her estate[…] rather, without in any way waiving her right to seek termination of this conservatorship in the future, she strongly prefers to have a qualified corporate fiduciary appointed to serve in this role.”
If you’re getting deja vu, well, allow Luis Miguel and his battle against his father, Luisito Rey, to freshen your memory. In the late eighties, Luis Miguel’s mother went missing and she has never been found. Not long after, Miguel fired his father citing financial problems caused by poor management. Rey, took to alcohol and drugs, and ultimately died in 1992.
Hopefully the Spears take note, and try to fix their relationships before they turn into a tragedy like Luis Miguel’s story did.