by Lisa Richwine
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A Britney Spears lawyer on Monday asked a Los Angeles court to appoint a new person responsible for overseeing the singer’s finances following a recent statement by the singer, in which she said she would like to withdraw her parent of the role.
Attorney Mathew Rosengart, recently appointed as the artist’s new personal legal representative, has requested that accountant Jason Rubin be named guardian of Spears’ estate, a role currently being held by her father, Jamie Spears.
Rosengart also told a Los Angeles courtroom hearing that he had filed a motion to remove Jamie Spears from his guardianship position.
Judge Brenda Penny said the matter will be discussed at a hearing scheduled for September 29.
Britney Spears recently told the court that she would like her father to be removed immediately and that she would sue him for abuse of guardianship.
The 39-year-old pop star was placed in 2008 on a guardianship regime that controls both her personal and financial affairs after suffering a psychiatric outbreak. The details of his psychiatric condition were never revealed.
Public support for the singer has soared since her emotional court appearance in June, in which she called the guardianship abusive and humiliating.
Jamie Spears’ representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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