The judge overseeing Britney Spears‘ conservatorship has denied her request to remove her father’s control days after the singer made a passionate plea for freedom.
Judge Brenda Penny, presiding over the case before Los Angeles Superior Court, on Wednesday signed into effect a new ruling, which continues to give the singer’s father Jamie Spears’ control over her life.
Further details on why she made that decision have yet to be shared, although a new petition calling for Spears’ freedom is expected to be filed soon.
On June 23 the 39-year-old singer made headlines worldwide with her request to resume control of her finances and life, after 13 years under a conservatorship, which handed control of Spears’ financial affairs and daily life to her dad.
Her lawyer, Sam Ingham, was expected to file a petition to remove Spears’ conservatorship, and Judge Penny said that she would make space in her diary for the hearing at which it could be lifted.
Yet on June 25 Ingham filed documents which actually appointed Jamie Spears and the independent Bessemer Trust co-conservators. The documents were expected after a hearing late last year. In the documents, Britney’s request to remove her father was denied.