A month after agreeing to relinquish control over his daughter’s life, James Spears asked the court to end the arrangement. The saga gained the attention of lawmakers.
After more than a decade with full control over his popstar daughter’s life, James Spears filed court documents to dissolve the conservatorship.
- The development comes as Britney Spears has been fighting for months to end the arrangement, saying it was “abusive and humiliating.”
- James Spears argued in his petition supporting ending the conservatorship that his daughter should be given the chance to “handle her own life.”
- Britney Spears’ father previously agreed to relinquish control of the conservatorship.
- Last month, the high-profile drama drew the attention of lawmakers who introduced legislation to “protect Americans under guardianship and conservatorship from abuse and exploitation.”
- People highlighted the quote from Britney Spears’ attorney calling the petition to end conservatorship “a massive legal victory” for the singer.
- The Guardian noted Britney Spears’ continued resistance to the conservatorship, reporting she has not performed since 2018 and indicated she would not until her father is removed as conservator.
- Newsweek’s angle was to focus on other remarks Britney’s attorney made, noting her attorney believes Mr. Spears is attempting to “avoid accountability and justice” for what he and Ms. Spears consider abuse.
- Fox News interviewed a family law attorney who said the bombshell development will put pressure on Spears’ new conservator, who will have “to either explain how Britney is still mentally ill” or agree to the dissolution.
- The Federalist used the Britney saga as an opportunity to detail that “1.3 million adults are under conservatorships”, making the point that it is not as rare as it seems and that it could be viewed as an infringement on civil liberties.
- The Daily Caller’s coverage leaned heavily on quotes and citations from other news outlets.
© Dallas Gerber, 2021