After her father Jamie requested an end to the controvers­ial arrangemen­t in a shock filing in early September, Britney has jumped at the chance to conclude things for good. The singer’s attorney, Mathew Rosengart, said in a September 22 court filing that she “fully consents” to “expeditiou­sly” ending the conservato­rship.

It emphasises, however, that it is more important to her that her father be removed, calling it “a necessary first – and substantia­l – step towards Ms Spears’ freedom and ending the Kafkaesque nightmare imposed upon her by her father, so that her dignity and basic liberties can be restored”. The document adds: “Mr Spears cannot be permitted to hold a position of control over his daughter for another day.”

The filing means that the case’s next scheduled hearing on September 29 will be pivotal, with Judge Brenda Penny now having to decide whether to remove Jamie immediatel­y or to put the conservato­rship on a path to terminatio­n. We’ll know more soon …

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