Britney Spears and Her Father Settle Dispute Over Alleged Financial Misconduct During Conservatorship

Britney Spears has settled a dispute over legal fees with her dad, and former conservator, Jamie Spears.

The pair settled an enduring debate over Jamie’s legal fees and his management of Britney’s finances in Los Angeles Superior Court on April 25, the New York Times reported Friday afternoon. Britney’s legal team, led by attorney Mathew S. Rosengart, was fighting to keep their client from having to pay her father’s legal bills, mainly on the basis Jamie had allegedly misused his authority as Britney’s conservator — a role he held up until September 2019 — to pay himself $6 million.

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Terms of the settlement were not widely disclosed but in a statement issued Friday, Rosengart said Britney had finally fulfilled her goal of obtaining total freedom: “As she desired, her freedom now includes that she will no longer need to attend or be involved with court or entangled with legal proceedings in this matter.” He continued by stating “it has been our honor and privilege to represent, protect, and defend Britney Spears.”

With this move, Jamie and Britney avoid having to go to trial over the alleged financial misconduct during her conservatorship.

Details on the conclusion to this case are sparse in comparison to the media frenzy that first ensued over two years ago. Everything changed for Britney after she publicly addressed a court in Los Angeles on June 23 of 2021, telling the judge that she was “traumatized” and held against her will, with all of her rights stripped away by her conservators, including her father, who at one point she said she wanted jailed. “I just want my life back,” the singer said.

Since leaving the conservatorship ended, Spears has sold over 2 million copies of her best selling memoir, “The Woman in Me,” and has released music with Elton John and Still, Britney has been adamant that a career in music is no longer a priority of hers. When rumors began circulating that her team was ushering her to put out an album, Britney wrote on Instagram: “They keep saying I’m turning to random people to do a new album … I will never return to the music industry.”

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