Britney Spears is overjoyed that she is “in nine heavens right now” after a judge suspended her father’s guardianship.
The pop singer posted a video of her taking a flying lesson, shortly after the court announced the suspension of her father’s guardianship, Jimmy Spears.
At a court hearing in Los Angeles, Judge Brenda Penny on Wednesday formally ended the guardianship procedures that the court had approved for the star’s father since 2008.
And she left her place a separate guardianship of the accountant, John Zabel, who was chosen by the singer’s legal team.
The singer’s lawyer, Matthew Rosengart, said he “hopes and expects” that the entire guardianship will be terminated at a hearing on November 12.
For his part, Jamie Spears, through his lawyer, described the verdict as “disappointing”.
International artist, Cher, and artist Dionne and Eric were among those who welcomed the court judge’s decision.
Judge Penny ruled that Spears’ care should be handed over to Zabel “immediately”, saying it was “in the best interests of the testator”.
“This will be the start of a new life for you Britney,” Cher wrote on Twitter, while Warrick posted a video in which she expressed her “full support”.
“My heart goes out to Britney Spears,” said veteran star LaToya Jackson. “I feel her pain. How could anyone bear what she was enduring?” she added.
“Congratulations to Britney Spears!!!” Jackson added.
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The singer’s lawyer, Matthew Rosengart, welcomed the court’s decision
It is reported that Spears’ lawyers have requested a new hearing within 30 to 45 days to decide whether to terminate the guardianship completely, and Rosengart added, “Britney does not believe that a mental evaluation is necessary, and I certainly do not think so either.”
“Private Security Film”
A recent documentary claims that a private security film used by Jimmy Spears has put his daughter under constant surveillance.
BBC Sound presenter Pandora Sykes said: “With the guardianship suspended, Britney’s legal team can look into all of this before they then act to end the guardianship permanently in November.”
A US court appointed Jamie Spears as his daughter’s guardian in 2008 amid concerns about her mental health.
Earlier this year, Britney made loud allegations that her father had misused his site, which her father and his team have repeatedly denied.
In a statement released Thursday, Spears’ attorney said Jamie loves his daughter “unconditionally” and has “tried to do what is best for her.”
“These facts make the outcome of yesterday’s hearing disappointing and, frankly, a loss for Britney herself,” said attorney Vivian Thorin.
“The court was wrong to stop Jimmy’s custody and to put a stranger in his place to manage Britney’s property,” she added.
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Britney Spears and her dad Jamie in 2006
“Despite the suspension of guardianship, Spears will continue to act in the best interests of his daughter, and to work in good faith towards a positive resolution of all matters,” Thorin said.
‘We were screaming so hard’
Britney’s fans around the world, who supported her through the #FreeBritney hashtag campaign, are thrilled with the developments this week.
A rally was held outside the court on Wednesday, while her fans also gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square.
The Journalists’ Syndicate said supporters outside the Los Angeles courtroom “celebrated big” when the news broke.
Musician Benjamin Elgar said upon hearing the verdict that it was “good news” that Jamie Spears’ guardianship had been suspended and not terminated “so they have time to investigate further, into everything that is going on”.
“Britney will be free after everything that’s happened, all her fans, the media, all the documentaries that have come out have put a lot of pressure on the court to speed up the process,” Elgar added.
One fan said that when the news was announced, “we were screaming so hard. Everything we worked for, came true here today.