Britney Spears' files petition for CPA Jason Rubin to replace Jamie Spears in conservatorship
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Britney Spears' files petition for CPA Jason Rubin to replace Jamie Spears in conservatorship

Mathew Rosengart kept his word.

Rosengart, appointed as Britney Spears' new attorney in her ongoing conservatorship battle, told reporters last week that he planned to move "aggressively and expeditiously to file a petition to remove" Jamie Spears, Britney's father, as the conservator of her estate "unless he resigns first." In what is the most unsurprisingly development so far, Jamie Spears did not resign.

And so, as relayed by Variety on Monday afternoon (July 26), Rosengart filed a petition to remove Spears and replace him with CPA Jason Rubin.
TMZ provided details about contents of the filing:

"In the new docs, Britney and her attorney, former federal prosecutor Matt Rosengart, claim Jamie has essentially terrorized his daughter, forcing her to get certain treatments and signing off on drug regimens that were allegedly harmful to her. "The docs also challenge Jamie's management of the conservatorship, claiming he's made a king's ransom over the last 13 years. He gets $16,000 a month plus $2k a month for office expenses. He also got 1.5% of the gross revenues from her Vegas residency ... which brought in $137.7 million. The docs say Jamie's cut alone was at least $2.1 mil. The docs go on to say Jamie got $2.95% from Britney's 2011 Femme Fatale tour ... an estimated $500k.  Britney and Rosengart say Jamie is ill-equipped to manage Britney's business affairs, saying his family 'struggled financially under his leadership and filed for bankruptcy in 1998.'"

Spears was placed under a court-ordered conservatorship in 2008. The 39-year-old pop star's father stepped down as her primary conservator in 2019, citing his own health issues, but he has maintained a position as a co-conservator and completely controls her financial decisions.

Perhaps the most pivotal moment in the case came June 23, when Spears addressed the court for the first time in two years and gave a harrowing 24-minute statement that included several direct shots at her "ignorant father" and the trauma his alleged actions have put her through.

Most recently, the Grammy winner called out her "so-called support system" in this July 17 Instagram caption and reiterated that will not be "performing on any stages anytime soon with my dad handling what I wear, say, do, or think."

Spears has been on an indefinite professional hiatus since canceling her "Domination" Vegas residency show in January 2019.

A thorough timeline of the controversial conservatorship is available here.

Megan Armstrong (@megankarmstrong) is a writer with previous work appearing in places such as Billboard, Bleacher Report, GQ and others. She's most interested in writing about people and how they live their lives, through the framework of music, entertainment and sports.

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