Britney Spears’ lawyer has stated that she will not perform on stage again while her father, Jamie Spears, has her custody. Since 2008, he has obtained her guardianship because Britney is considered incapable to make her own decisions, leading to both having a legal fight since then.
According to information from Variety (via Bol), Britneylost an audience to her father on November 10. The high court judge, Brenda Penny, decided that her father should remain with her custody.
“My client informed me that she is afraid of her father. She will not perform again while her father is in charge of her career,” said Britney’s lawyer Sam Ingham.
Her father’s defense claims that since he took on her responsibilities, the debts in Britney’s name have been paid off and she has an income of up to $60 million. In addition, Jamie also argues that his daughter’s guardianship does not mean that she has been stripped of her rights.
Last month, news broke that her father had cut off Britney’s communication with anyone outside, confiscating her phone. At the time, her makeup artist, Billy Brasfield, said he would not rest until he saw her free.
“One of the most famous women in the world has her phone turned off by her father simply because legally he can. Yes, yes. This is very bad … Think about it. She and I knew it was just a matter of time and the time has come. You can stop me from talking to her, but they won’t silence me “ – he said on Twitter.
Jamie Spearswas appointed as her guardian in 2008 when Britney Spears had to be hospitalized for psychiatric treatment. Britney has not performed publicly since October 2018 and dropped out of a concert in Las Vegas in 2019. The singer’s fans have created the movement #FreeBritney.