Britney Spears says her dad is trying to extort her on his way out of the conservatorship and she’s not going down without a fight.
According to new legal documents, obtained by gossip website TMZ, Britney points out her father has already admitted it’s in her best interests for him to step down as her conservator and says he’s trying to squeeze more money out of her as a condition to leave.
Britney’s legal team claims Jamie is asking for around $2 million, some of which would go towards paying his lawyers and her former business manager Tri Star. Britney’s lawyer, Matt Rosengart said in the legal docs, “The status quo is no longer tolerable, and Britney Spears will not be extorted.”
Per the gossip site, Britney says she just wants Jamie to resign sooner than his slow-playing of an exit, and if he doesn’t step down from his post, she says the court should suspend him from the conservatorship on September 29. Jamie agreed earlier this month to step down as Britney’s conservator, but only after working with the court to ensure an orderly transition.
Britney’s lawyers stated in the documents, “The world heard Ms. Spears’s courageous and compelling testimony. Britney Spears’s life matters. Her well-being matters. Every day matters. There is no basis to wait.”
Rosengart told TMZ, “Britney Spears will not be bullied or extorted by her father. Nor does Mr. Spears have the right to try to hold his daughter hostage by setting the terms of his removal. This is not about him, it is about the best interests of his daughter, which as a matter of law, mandate his removal. Even putting aside the legal issues requiring his prompt removal, if he loves his daughter, Mr. Spears should resign now, today, before he is suspended. It would be the correct and decent thing to do.”