‘End Of A Decade Long Nightmare’ Britney Spears’ Father Suspended As Conservator

'It's a great day for Britney Spears and it's a great day for justice,' the singer's attorney told fans gathered outside the court.

Free Britney

by Bonnie McLaren |
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Huge progress has been made forBritney Spears{ =nofollow}, as her father has been suspended as conservator of her $60million estate. Earlier this year, Britney spoke up about the conservatorship arrangement and accused Jamie - who was put in charge of the singer's affairs in 2008, after her public breakdown - of abuse. (He has always denied any abuse, and claimed he has been acting in the best interests of his daughter.)

At yesterday's hearing, Judge Brenda Penny ordered Jamie was suspended effective immediately. Jamie - who had previously filed to be removed as conservator - will temporarily be replaced with an accountant that the singer's legal team has chosen. 'The current situation is untenable,' the judge said. 'It reflects a toxic environment which requires the suspension of James Spears.'

Fans who have been part of the #FreeBritney movement have been campaigning to end the arrangement for years, but within the past year, support has grown after numerous documentaries. When Britney addressed the court in June, she alleged that she was put on the psychiatric drug lithium against her wishes, and that she was denied the right to have more children as she had an IUD fitted against her will.

The singer's attorney Mathew Rosengart told fans gathered outside the court in Los Angeles yesterday: 'It's a great day for Britney Spears and it's a great day for justice.' He continued: 'Britney Spears has been faced with a decade-long nightmare, a Kafkaesque nightmare, orchestrated by her father and others.'

Sam Asghari, Britney's fiancé, reacted to the news on Instagram, writing on his story: 'Free Britney! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!' (In February, following the release of Framing Britney Spears, he called Jamie 'a total dick'.) He also uploaded a photo of the pair's hands, holding a flower.

There is expected to be a hearing on 12 November, when it will be decided whether the conservatorship ends for good.

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