A former estate manager of Britney Spears has claimed that the pop star could remain in her conservatorship for the rest of her life.
The comments were made by Andrew Wallet, who had recently been involved in a legal battle to be reinstated as conservator of Britney’s estate along with her father Jamie Spears.
Back in August, Spears failed to remove her father from controlling her personal and business affairs after a Los Angeles court decided on making no immediate changes to her 12-year conservatorship.
One of the singer’s lawyers had submitted documents ahead of the private hearing saying Spears was “strongly opposed” to having her father return to control her affairs, preferring long time carer Jodie Montgomery to take on the position full time.
Her lawyers added that Andrew Wallet was also “uniquely unsuitable” for the role of conservator. On Monday October 5, Jamie Spears withdrew his petition for Wallet to be reappointed.
Commenting on the fan-led #FreeBritney campaign, which believes that the pop star should have control of her own life, Wallet told The Daily Mail: “Britney is in a conservatorship for good reason but a lot of the Free Britney people have no experience with the law.”
He continued: “I have had people in conservatorship who have got themselves right and it has been terminated but you don’t see that because they’re not people in the public eye. Other people can be in a conservatorship their whole lives. I’m not saying that’s going to be Britney but it could happen to her.”
Wallet also accused the Free Britney campaign of pushing a damaging agenda that is complicating matters further. “I can’t say who but it is hurting Britney, she’s the only one who gets hurt by all this,” he said.
Spears’ lawyers have made it clear that the pop star doesn’t want either Wallet or her father to be in the conservator role. She now seeks to put the financial management company, Bessemer Trust, in charge of her estate.