Britney Spears slams dad Jamie's efforts to 'EXTORT' her as he demands $2M in exchange for stepping down as conservator09/01/2021
BRITNEY Spears slammed her dad Jamie’s efforts to “extort” her for $2 million in exchange for stepping down as conservator, The Sun can reveal.
Explosive new court docs from the pop star’s attorney labeled the Spears patriarch as “shameful” for allegedly attempting to get more money from his daughter in addition to the “millions” he has already received.
In court documents obtained by The Sun, Britney’s attorney, Mathew S. Rosengart, wrote a scathing message for Jamie Spears and his counsel.
“Although Mr. Spears has for more than a decade evidently engaged in abusive and bullying conduct while also elevating his own personal and financial interests above those of his daughter," the petition began.
He continued: “Regardless of the past, Mr. Spears and his counsel are now on notice: the status quo is no longer tolerable, and Britney Spears will not be extorted.
“Mr. Spears’s blatant attempt to barter suspension and removal in exchange for approximately $2 million in payments, on top of the millions already reaped from Ms. Spears’s estate by Mr. Spears and his associates, is a non-starter.”
Mathew also alleged Jamie, 69, is attempting to "ensure payments to certain third parties while he perceives he still has leverage to extract concessions, but the reasons for his audacious desire to divert conservatorship assets to himself and others are, at this time, beside the point."
The powerhouse attorney called Jamie's petition to step down – on certain conditions of his own – from earlier this month "shameful" and claimed he "spends the overwhelming majority of his brief engaging in inappropriate attacks and finger-pointing."
“In trying to defend himself, he also looks back 13 years, improperly discussing his daughter’s 'mental health issues' while outrageously suggesting he should be 'thanked,'" the legal expert furiously said.
They continued: “In other words, although Mr. Spears has, at last, been forced to recognize that it is best for his daughter if he departs now, he claims the right to drag his feet because it is best for him to cling to this conservatorship until he feels sufficiently-vindicated.
“If Mr. Spears truly feels he is 'target of unjustified attacks,' he can bring them to an end by doing the gracious, right, and necessary thing by resigning without attempting to extort conditions on his departure.
"Relatedly, there is no reason that his requested 'transition' cannot occur after Mr. Spears’s resignation of suspension.”
The document concluded: "Mr. Spears has no right to condition his departure on improper and extortionate demands for payment or blanket immunity.
"Instead, the only honorable, decent, and humane course of action is for Mr. Spears to resign now, provide all necessary information to evaluate his accounting, and, if matters cannot be resolve consensually, to try to defend his accounting.
"Once again, however—and importantly—that defense is for a later day and a different proceeding, and Mr. Spears’s effort to confuse and conflate these issues, and extract a quid pro quo, must be rejected."
JAMIE STEPS DOWN
Earlier this month Jamie revealed his intent to step down as Britney's conservator in court documents.
Court papers filed by Jamie's lawyer state: "There are, in fact, no actual grounds for suspending or removing Mr. Spears as the Conservator of the Estate.
"And it is highly debatable whether a change in conservator at this time would be in Ms. Spears' best interests."
The docs – first obtained by TMZ – continue: "Nevertheless, even as Mr. Spears is the unremitting target of unjustified attacks, he does not believe that a public battle with his daughter over his continuing service as her conservator would be in her best interests.
"So, even though he must contest this unjustified Petition for his removal, Mr. Spears intends to work with the Court and his daughter's new attorney to prepare for an orderly transition to a new conservator."
Jamie's team then claimed in the court papers: "Regardless of his formal title, Mr. Spears will always be Ms. Spears' father, he will always love her unconditionally, and he will always look out for her best interests."
The 69-year-old also alleged his ex-wife, Lynne Spears, has "little credibility" as Britney "refused" to even see her mom when she was at a mental health facility in 2019.
Jamie said he essentially saved Britney when she was "in crisis, desperately in need of help" 13 years ago, adding, "Not only was she suffering mentally and emotionally, she was also being manipulated by predators and in financial distress. Mr. Spears came to his daughter's rescue to protect her."
There is no love lost in public nor privately between Britney and her father.
The star was first placed in the strict Conservatorship back in 2008 following a public breakdown.
The #FreeBritney movement has cited Jamie as the key reason for Britney not being released from the binding arrangement.
Rosengart branded Jamie's court claims about Britney’s health as "ongoing shameful & reprehensible attacks" and says the Conservatorship is “abusive."
The next case hearing will be heard on September 29.
In the past, Britney has made a number of shocking claims about the Conservatorship.
She once said she wants to have another baby and marry – but claimed her "conservator won't let her."
While speaking in court, the hitmaker said: “I want to get married and have a baby.
“I wanted to take the IUD out and have a baby but conservator won't let me because they don't want me to have a baby.”
The mother of two also claimed her family "lived off" her $60million fortune for 13 years and that she was “forced to take Lithium” as “punishment."
Additionally, the pop star compared the "abusive" Conservatorship to sex trafficking, stating in court: “In California, the only similar thing to this is called sex trafficking, making anyone work against their will.
"And taking all their possessions away, credit card, cash, phone, passport."
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