The Bessemer Trust, an asset management firm chosen to jointly restore Britney Spears’ home, has asked a Los Angeles court to withdraw from the case after the pop star testified that she opposed the deal.
Spears, 39, told the court last week that he considered the law, introduced in 2008, an insult. The stronger singer said she was forced to take lithium against her will and was barred from marrying and giving up birth control so she could try to have a baby.
Last year, the Bessemer Trust was approved by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny as co-curator of Spears’ approximately $60 million financial fortune along with her father, Jamie Spears.
The financial firm said it had not taken action on Spears’ assets or received any fees as it awaited additional court documents allowing him to act. This request was made on Wednesday.
In a petition to the court on Thursday, the Bessemer Trust asked the judge to allow his withdrawal from the case, citing “change of circumstances” including “the fact that the Conservatives have done irreparable damage to its interests”.
Last year, Britney Spears filed a lawsuit to remove her father, Jamie Spears, from any role in her business. The judge rejected this request.
Jamie Spears was named Conservative in her daughter’s case in 2008 after she was hospitalized for psychiatric treatment.
The Conservatory is the subject of a violent fan campaign with the hashtag #FreeBritney on social media.