Britney Spears wins recent court battle against her 'controlling' father

Saturday, February 13
Ciarán Mather

The Judge presiding over the conservatorship battle between pop singer Britney Spears and her father has ruled in her favour in a recent court hearing.

Jamie Spears, Toxic and Gimme More singer's father, has had control over her financial affairs ever since her highly publicised mental breakdown in 2007. 

According to the BBC, this ruling means that a private financial company working with Britney, Bessemer Trust, will now have equal power as her father in managing her finances. 

Following this, the 39-year-old singer's father must now work with the company to create a budget and investment proposal for his daughter's estate.

Britney Spears' lawyer previously said that she is 'afraid' of her father and does not want him to have any control over her.

In addition, the singer's boyfriend, Sam Asghari, recently described her father as a 'total dick.'

Although the Princess of Pop has won this battle, the case is not yet over, as another hearing is scheduled to take place on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th 2021. 

The #FreeBritney Movement gained traction over recent months on social media after Britney reportedly claimed that she was unhappy with her father's amount of control over her and wished to change it by pursuing legal action.

The movement has bolstered since the release of Framing Britney Spears, a 75-minute documentary partnership between the New York Times and Hulu.

Framing Britney Spears examines the media treatment of Spears and other female celebrities during the 90s and 2000s.

Other topics explored in the documentary include her twelve-year-old legal conservatorship battle and the alleged affair that her ex-boyfriend, fellow pop and R&B singer Justin Timberlake, accused her of having behind his back.

Both Timberlake and Spears met while performing as child stars on the Mickey Mouse Club and both were deemed childhood sweethearts after becoming romantically involved.

In related news, Timberlake recently issued an apology towards both Britney and singer Janet Jackson, sister of the late Michael Jackson, who is a noted inspiration and idol of Timberlake's.

In the case of Jackson, the 40-year-old apologised for not defending her after his co-performer had a 'wardrobe malfunction' during the Super Bowl half-time show, where he accidentally ripped off part of her outfit and exposed part of her breasts.

Speaking of his apparent silence in the aftermath of the two singers when they were embroiled in controversy, Timberlake took to Instagram to issue an apology: 'I care for and respect these women, and I know I failed [them].'

He also admitted that he 'benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism.'

It is hoped by her many fans that if she wins her full case, the performer will renege her vow not to perform again while her father is in control.