(ANSA) – NEW YORK, NOV 11 – Britney Spears has at least temporarily lost the appeal to “divorce” her “master father” James Spears: a Los Angeles court refused to examine the case presented by the 38-year-old pop star to break the bond who has subjected his finances and career to paternal decisions for over a decade.
It is since 2008, after the serious and public nervous breakdown of his daughter (her photos with a shaved head had then gone around the world), that James has become the legal guardian of the singer’s entire heritage and career, a role for which he is said to be paid around $ 130,000 per year.
The legal term in California is “conservatorship” and several legal experts soon turned up their noses because – an opinion also confirmed by the “Los Angeles Times” – this type of protection is generally applied to those with mental disorders or the elderly.
In the last hearing on November 10 in Los Angeles, the Superior Court judge refused to grant Britney’s appeal, although she did not rule out that she could do so in the future. “My client informed me that she is afraid of her father”, Britney’s lawyer Samuel D. Ingham told the court: “She told me that she will no longer perform as long as her father has control over her career. “.
In court documents filed November 3, Britney’s attorney argued that the star will suffer “loss and damage” if James is allowed to keep his position.
Her father’s attorney, Vivian Lee Thoreen, in turn retorted by claiming that James saved the singer from debt by bringing her net worth back to around $ 60 million: “I don’t think there’s a shred of evidence to support the suspension. “. (HANDLE).
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