Townsville Bulletin

Brit celebrates freedom

- TIFFANY BAKKER AND ADELLA BEAINI

LOS ANGELES: Singer Britney Spears posted cheeky nude photos while celebratin­g her freedom on an island getaway with her fiance.

In some of the photos, the 39-year-old singer used flower emojis to cover herself.

In the other racy photos, Spears (pictured) wore red bikini bottoms and covered her top half with her hands.

“Playing in the Pacific never hurt anybody,” Spears captioned the post.

Spears and her fiance Sam

Asghari are currently on vacation together and she has been active on social media since news broke that her father Jamie had been suspended from her conservato­rship.

She also posted a video with the pair together captioned: “A beautiful day here in paradise celebratin­g.”

Spears’ holiday snaps come after her father Jamie hit out at an Los Angeles judge’s decision to suspend him as his famous daughter’s conservato­r.

“Respectful­ly, the court was wrong to suspend Mr Spears, put a stranger in his place to m a n a g e Britney’s estate, and extend the very conserv a t o r s h i p that Britney begged the court to terminate earlier this (northern hemisphere) summer,” Spears’ lawyer, Vivian L Thoreen, said in a statement on Thursday. “Mr Spears loves his daughter Britney unconditio­nally. For 13 years, he has tried to do what is in her best interests, whether as a conservato­r or her father,” the statement read.

“This included helping her revive her career and re-establish a relationsh­ip with her children.”

Wednesday’s hearing was a massive win for the pop star, who has accused her father of conservato­rship “abuse”.

The pop star’s lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, told the court that there was “a mountain of evidence mandating (Jamie Spears’) suspension”.

He said Britney Spears “has been abused by this man for the last decade and since her childhood”.

Judge Brenda Penny ruled that a “suspension is in (Britney’s) best interests”.

Jamie Spears’ statement also alluded to his daughter’s reported mental health issues.

“For anyone who has tried to help a family member dealing with mental health issues, they can appreciate the tremendous amount of daily worry and work this required,” the statement said.

“For Mr Spears, this also meant biting his tongue and not responding to all the false, speculativ­e, and unsubstant­iated attacks on him by certain members of the public, media, or more recently, Britney’s own [lawyer].”

The statement continued, “These facts make the outcome of yesterday’s hearing all the more disappoint­ing, and frankly, a loss for Britney.

“Again, it was Mr Spears who took the initiative to file the petition to terminate the conservato­rship when neither Britney’s former court-appointed counsel nor her new privately retained (lawyer) would do so.

“It was Mr Spears who asked the court at yesterday’s hearing to immediatel­y terminate the conservato­rship while Britney’s own (lawyer) argued against it.”

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