Britney Spears’ dad putting more states on notice he’s in charge of pop star’s life
Britney Spears’ dad is making more moves to consolidate his control over the singer across eight new states and the District of Columbia.
Jamie Spears filed new paperwork in Los Angeles County probate court saying he “intends to register” his conservatorship over the pop star in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia and D.C.
He filed a similar notice in May saying he planned to register the conservatorship in Louisiana, Hawaii and Florida.
The new 2-page filing did not elaborate on Jamie’s motives, but he reportedly is worried about maintaining his authority over the singer if she travels outside California.
Spears, 37, has been the subject of a conservatorship helmed by her dad since 2008. The court-monitored program gives him control over how much money the Grammy winner can spend and whether or not she can marry again.
The “Toxic” singer has been in a relationship with boyfriend Sam Asghari for years and traveled with him to Florida over the summer.
One guardianship expert told The News that Jamie’s effort might signal a concern someone is trying to thwart his authority.
“Let’s say she gets married in Florida. When she comes back to California, he could have that annulled. But he can’t force her to come back,” Elaine Renoire, head of the National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse, said.