Britney Spears’ tutelage hit as the wealth management firm named as co-curator asked to get out of the deal citing its explosive court testimony.
Bessemer Trust asked a Los Angeles court to step down as co-curator after Spears said she felt the arrangement was “abusive” and wanted it to end.
According to NPR, the company claimed it had been made to believe that Spears was voluntarily under guardianship and consented to his involvement.
However, following Spears’ testimony, “the petitioner [Bessemer Trust] has become aware that the priest is opposed to maintaining its guardianship and wishes to put an end to the guardianship ”.
“The petitioner has listened to the curator and respects her wishes,” the file says.
The move comes just a day after a Los Angeles judge confirmed Bessemer Trust role as co-curator of the Spears estate alongside her father, Jamie Spears, responding to a November request.
According to NPR, Bessemer Trust had not yet assumed its role as co-curator before this latest filing.
The company’s record stated that it was “not currently authorized to act, took no action as a registrar, made no decision as a registrar, received no assets from the estate [and] did not take any costs ”.
Britney Spears begged the court to release her from guardianship
Britney Spears blew the lid off her fight to end her guardianship in a rare court address on June 23.
Under the deal, which gives control of her life and finances to Tories including her father, Jamie Spears, the star said she was forced to take lithium, was prevented from marrying her boyfriend and prevented from removing a contraceptive device so that she could try to have children.
She singled out her father, who had power over his personal decision until 2019, when he took a step back for health reasons. He continues to serve as the custodian of his estate, giving him financial power, and was to share this responsibility with the Bessemer Trust.
Spears had asked the court to take his father completely and give Bessemer Trust full control of his finances.
This request was dismissed by the courts, but after his explosive testimony, Spears is expected to file a case to end the guardianship completely.
Jodi Montgomery was appointed interim curator of the person in 2019. She denied the allegations made by both the “Gimme More” singer and her father that Spears was denied the “choice to marry and start a family”.
the next hearing date in Britney Spears’ ongoing tutorship is slated for July 14.