Britney Spears has reportedly been secretly trying to remove her father as conservator of her estate for years and even brought up his drinking in secret court proceedings.
The bombshell revelation came out in a New York Times article after they obtained a box of confidential documents that were filed in her conservatorship over the past decade.
The leak comes a day before Britney is set to make her first appearance in her conservatorship case. She requested a conversation with the judge. The Toxic singer has never asked to talk in the 13-year conservatorship.
In the past couple of months, Britney has started making moves to try and have her father Jamie Spears removed as conservator. She has refused to work and accuses him of forcing her to perform.
Britney has made it clear she doesn’t like her father and wants nothing to do with the man.
Her mother, Lynne Spears, has even submitted a declaration telling the court recommending Jamie have longer have control. She described her daughter’s relationship with her ex-husband as “toxic.”
The pop star, who hasn’t taken the stage in years, says she is tired of working nonstop and having to pay an entire team of people she didn’t hire, like her father.
Jamie argues he is the only person who can manage her daughter’s life. He claims Britney’s life was falling apart before he came on board. In defense of his $130,000+ annual salary.
The documents also show Britney’s lawyer questioned Jamie’s fitness for the role in 2014. During a hearing, her court-appointed representative cited Jamie’s alleged drinking as a reason for removal.
Jamie's lawyers said their client was submitting to random alcohol tests and never failed. However, he reportedly only took one test and then refused to take another calling them "inappropriate." The judge agreed with Jamie calling them "Absolutely inappropriate. And who is she to be demanding that of anybody?" Britney's lawyer told the court at the time Britney was upset with them not taking her concerns seriously.
“She said to me, when she gave me this shopping list, that she anticipates that, as it has been done before, the court will simply sweep it under the carpet and ignore any negative inferences with regard to Mr. Spears,” Ingham said.
In a 2016 report, a court investigator spoke to Britney about her feelings on the conservatorship.
The leak documents show she told it was too restricting. Britney had issues with not being able to choose who she dated or being told she couldn’t pick out furniture.
The court official wrote, “She articulated she feels the conservatorship has become an oppressive and controlling tool against her.” “She is ‘sick of being taken advantage of’ and she said she is the one working and earning her money but everyone around her is on her payroll,” he added.
Britney also told the investigator she felt her father forced her into a mental health treatment facility in 2019. At the time, her team claimed the singer was dealing with emotional issues from her father’s medical problems.
The singer says the narrative presented to the media was lies. The judge will hear from Britney for the first time later today.