BREAKING NEWS: Britney Spears’ court-appointed attorney resigns after failing to file paperwork to end conservatorship
- Sam Ingham was appointed by the court to represent Britney in the conservatorship battle
- He failed to file the paperwork needed to end the conservatorship even after she told a judge that she wanted to be freed of it
- Ingham has also failed to explain why he never filed the paperwork
- TMZ first reported his resignation – he is yet to file the paperwork with the court
- On Monday, Britney’s long-term manager Larry Rudolph resigned
- He said he was no longer needed and that the singer wants to resign
- A judge has to wait for an attorney to ask the court to terminate the conservatorship before it is voided
- Jamie Spears, Britney’s father, has been in control of it since 2008
Britney Spears’ court-appointed attorney Sam Ingham will resign on Tuesday after after failing to file the paperwork required to end the conservatorship held over her by her father.
Ingham had been appointed to represent Britney in the ongoing legal saga against her father, Jamie, who has held control of her finances and medical decisions since 2008.
TMZ reports that he is stepping down and will file paperwork later today. He is said to be ‘upset’ that Britney told the court she never knew she could get out of the conservatorship, and claims he has told her what her options are but that she never wanted to end the arrangement entirely.
Instead, he says she just told him that she wanted to remove her father from it.
The complex legal arrangement began in 2008 when Britney was deemed unable to make her own decisions after a mental health breakdown.
Her father was put in charge and she took a brief break from working then went on tour.
Ever since then, she’s barely been heard from. It wasn’t until two weeks ago that she publicly stated how the conservatorship had almost ruined her life, and how she wanted out of it.
Britney Spears’ court-appointed attorney Sam Ingham has resigned after failing to file the paperwork required to end the conservatorship held over her by her father.
Despite her pleas, her attorney didn’t file the paperwork.
Page Six on Tuesday cited a source to the star who said she was shocked Ingham still hadn’t filed the paperwork 13 days after she told a judge how the conservatorship was ruining her life.
‘Britney doesn’t understand what the holdup is.
‘She feels she made it crystal clear in court that she wants the conservatorship terminated, but nearly two weeks later, she’s still waiting for the petition to be filed,’ the unnamed source said.
In order for a judge to rid Britney of the conservatorship, a request for it to be terminated must be filed.
Ingham never filed such a request and for weeks, he has ignored questions from the world’s media and Britney’s fans as to why.
It’s now unclear who will represent the star.
Britney’s long-term manager, Larry Rudolph, has also resigned, saying his services are no longer needed because she wants to retire
Britney’s father Jamie in a recent picture. He has always claimed he has acted in the best interest of his daughter but she says he is controlling and abusing her
Britney’s long-time manager also resigned, saying he no longer needed to be kept on the payroll because she wants to retire.
He wrote a letter to the court to say while he hadn’t spoken to her for two years, he’d learned that she had been expressing a desire to other people to stop working.
‘Earlier today, I became aware that Britney had been voicing her intention to officially retire.
‘I was originally hired at Britney’s request to help manage and assist her with her career.
‘And as her manager, I believe it is in Britney’s best interest for me to resign from her team as my professional services are no longer needed.
‘I will always be incredibly proud of what we accomplished over our 25 years together.
‘I wish Britney all the health and happiness in the world, and I’ll be there for her if she ever needs me again, just as I always have been,’ he said.