Britney Spears’ lawyer is accusing Jamie Spears of trying to “extort” $2 million in payments in exchange for stepping down from her conservatorship.
Attorney, Mathew Rosengart, has been seeking since July to have Jamie Spears removed from his position of control over her finances an earlier this month, Jamie Spears agreed he would step down from the conservatorship
Spears said his reasons was that he did not want a public fight with his daughter but he did not provide an out date for his resignation.
According to Variety,
In a filing on Monday, Rosengart argued that Jamie Spears is seeking to use his leverage to compel his daughter’s estate to pay $1.3 million in attorneys’ fees, $500,000 to Spears’ former management company, as well as additional payments to Jamie Spears himself.
Rosengart’s filing makes it clear that he has no interest in negotiating Jamie Spears’ departure, and is looking instead to Judge Brenda Penny to order his removal at the next court hearing, on Sept. 29.
“The status quo is no longer tolerable, and Britney Spears will not be extorted.
Mr. Spears’s blatant attempt to barter suspension and removal in exchange for approximately $2 million in payments, on top of the millions already reaped from Ms. Spears’s estate by Mr. Spears and his associates, is a non-starter.
Having finally acknowledged that his time as Conservator should end, Mr. Spears is obligated to step down without condition and without seeking to extract anything further from his daughter.
Indeed, Mr. Spears should resign now and if he does not, this Court must suspend him on September 29th.”
Rosengart earlier accused Jamie Spears of enriching himself at the expense of his daughter’s estate, and of “dissipating” her fortune. Jamie Spears has denied wrongdoing and defended his handling of her financial affairs.
He has asked the court to appoint an accountant to replace Spears’ father as the conservator of her estate.
Spears court-appointed lawyer, Samuel Ingham, earlier withdrew from the case and she was permitted by the court to hire Rosengart to replace him.