Britney Spears’ father suspended from estate guardian role

(CNN) — Britney Spears won a legal victory Wednesday in his fight to regain control of his life.

The Los Angeles judge suspended Jamie Spears, the singer’s father, as guardian of her estate and appointed a temporary replacement to oversee her finances until December 31.

Mathew Rosengart, Britney Spears’ attorney, described Jamie Spears as a “cruel, toxic and abusive man”, adding that his client wants him out “today.”

“Britney deserves to wake up tomorrow without her father as a guardian,” Rosengart said. “It’s what my client wants, it’s what my client needs, it’s what my client deserves.”

He cited behavior that he called “unfathomable,” according to reports from the The New York Times..

Rosengart accused Jamie Spears of placing a recording device in the singer’s bedroom, allegations to which a lawyer for Jamie Spears did not respond directly when contacted by CNN previously.

“He instructed [un] security team, paid for by my client, to place a listening device in Britney’s bedroom, “Rosengart said.

In response, Vivian Thoreen, Jamie Spears’ attorney, said, “It’s not evidence, it’s rhetoric.”

Rosengart said the singer would like an orderly transition and the opportunity to implement a guardianship termination plan in the next 30 to 45 days.

Certified Public Accountant John Zabel has been appointed as the temporary guardian of the singer’s estate.

Britney Spears did not participate in the hearing virtually.

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End of more than a decade of guardianship

The fight for the 13 years of guardianship of Britney Spears returned to court in Los Angeles on Wednesday, and Judge Brenda Penny was expected to consider several petitions that have been filed since the case’s last hearing, which took place on July 14.

Jamie Spears, the singer’s father, has served as her tutor since 2008. Earlier this month, requested to terminate the guardianship. His request came after two days in which the pop star offered testimony detailing numerous personal restrictions that she has lived with under the agreement that she described as “bloody cruelty.”

“I just want my life back. It’s been 13 years and that’s enough,” Spears said in June.

Mathew Rosengart, the singer’s attorney, has asked the court to remove Jamie Spears as his guardian. In a court file obtained by CNN on Monday, Rosengart stated that his client’s father should be investigated for allegedly placing a recording device in his home, according to a report from The New York Times.

A lawyer for Jamie Spears did not respond to a request for comment on those allegations, but said in a recent statement to CNN that he “loves his daughter without hesitation.”

Britney Spears virtually attended the previous hearings, via telephone.

The #FreeBritney movement, organized supporters of the singer who have advocated for the end of her guardianship, have been outside the court holding a demonstration.

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