The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT)

Judge suspends father from conservato­rship


A judge has suspended Britney Spears’ father from the conservato­rship that has controlled the singer’s life and money for 13 years.

Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny agreed with a petition from Spears and her attorney, Mathew Rosengart, that James Spears needs to give up his role as conservato­r. The move is a major victory for the singer, who pleaded in dramatic hearings in June and July that her father needed to be out.

James Spears sought the conservato­rship in 2008 and had been its primary controller and biggest champion. He reversed course in recent weeks, asking the judge to end the conservato­rship.

Britney Spears and Rosengart agreed that the conservato­rship should end and said in court documents that James Spears’ removal was a necessary first step.

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