UPDATE: Britney Spears' conservatorship battle with her father Jamie Spears continues.
According to a court order obtained by E! News, Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny has denied a request from the singer's lawyer Mathew Rosengart to move up a September 29 hearing regarding Britney's desire to remove Jamie as conservator of her estate. The decision was filed in Los Angeles court on Monday, August 9.
While the judge did not give a reason for the order, the paperwork noted the application was "denied without prejudice."
That same day, Britney took to Instagram to share a video of an avocado toast tutorial and reflect on her social media activity.
"In a system where I've felt completely hopeless for so long, at least I do have a platform to share !!!!" she captioned the footage. "As Selena Gomez says it best - The world can be a nasty place ... I know it ... you know it … kill them with kindness !!! Unfortunately the news has been pretty nasty saying horrible and mean lies about me so I'm gonna post a little less from now on !!!! Pssss this was the coolest thing I've ever seen in my life and it's inspired me to take on a new passion in the cooking field !!!! God bless you beautiful people … TA TA !!!!"
UPDATE: Jamie Spears has filed court documents discussing Britney Spears' application to move up her court hearing regarding her desire to remove her father as a conservator.
In documents obtained by E! News on Friday, Aug. 5, Jamie's lawyer, Vivian Thoreen, writes on his behalf that they see no urgency in Britney's request, which was filed by her lawyer, Mathew Rosengart. However, Vivian said she does not oppose moving the hearing from Sept. 29 to Aug. 23.
Vivian further wrote that they rather oppose Jamie's removal, as he's "dutifully and faithfully served as the conservator of his daughters estate without any blemishes on his record." Vivian pointed to Britney's financial wellbeing and visitation rights to her sons as evidence of his competency.
In the same court documents, the lawyer also accused Jodie Montgomery of stating in a July 9 conversation that Britney may need a 5150 hold as she was supposedly "spiraling out of control."
In a statement to E! News, Jodie's lawyer, Lauriann Wright, denied the allegations. She said in part, "Mr. Spears' declaration misrepresents what Ms. Montgomery said to him in relation to a potential 5150 psychiatric hold for Ms. Spears. At no time did Ms. Montgomery express to Mr. Spears that Ms. Spears would currently qualify for such a hold."
Britney Spears' new legal team is taking additional steps to remove Jamie Spears as the singer's conservator.
In court documents obtained by E! News on Aug. 5, Britney's lawyer Mathew Rosengart filed an application for an order to move up the Sept. 29 hearing date on the petition to remove Jamie as conservator of the estate.
"Every day that passes is another day of avoidable harm and prejudice to Ms. Spears and the Estate," Britney's attorney claimed in court documents. "Ms. Spears' emotional health and well-being, must be, and are, the paramount concern. Further, all interested parties forcefully agree that Mr. Spears' continued presence as Conservator of the Estate is contrary to Ms. Spears' best interests, health and well-being, and that his prompt removal—or, at the very least, his immediate suspension—is ‘critical' at this juncture."
Britney's legal team went on to write that "the time has come for Mr. Spears' reign to end."
E! News has reached out to Jamie's legal team for comment and has not heard back.
In the court documents, Britney's attorney hopes the pre-scheduled hearing set for Sept. 29 can be moved up sooner to as early as Aug. 23.
Jamie's attorney Vivian Lee Thoreen previously said her client would not be resigning and said Britney made some "misstatements" in her testimony that need to be investigated. Jamie later filed a petition to ask the judge to investigate claims Britney has made about her alleged mistreatment, saying he is "concerned" about his daughter.
Ultimately, Britney's legal team filed legal documents on July 26 to officially remove Jamie as the conservator of her estate.
But according to Jamie's attorney, the famous father would love nothing more than to see Britney not need a conservatorship.
"Jamie is not suggesting that he is the perfect dad or that he would receive any 'Father of the Year' award," his attorney told CNN. "Like any parent, he doesn't always see eye-to-eye on what Britney may want. But Jamie believes every single decision he has made has been in her best interest."
This article was originally published on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021 at 11:35 a.m. PST.