July 6 (Reuters) – Britney Spears’ duty counsel under her litigation tutelage resigned on Tuesday, a day after her longtime manager resigned, saying the pop star was planning to retire and no longer needed his services.
Lawyer Samuel Ingham, who represented the singer’s interests in the legal arrangement, has filed documents in Los Angeles to resign his post, according to a court file. He gave no reason but said he would continue in that role until a new lawyer was appointed for Spears.
In explosive testimony last month, the singer told a Los Angeles judge that a 13-year-old court-approved guardianship that controlled her personal and professional affairs was abusive, and said she wanted to regain control of his own life, including choosing his own lawyer. .
Spears has not yet filed the necessary documents to begin the process of ending guardianship.
Meanwhile, Larry Rudolph, who has managed the singer’s career for 25 years, said Spears had “expressed his intention to officially retire” and is stepping down.
âAs a manager, I think it is in Britney’s best interest that I resign from her team as my professional services are no longer needed,â Rudolph said in the letter, which was sent to Spears’ father, Jamie, and his co-curator Jodi. Montgomery.
Spears, 39, has not performed in public since the end of his last world tour in October 2018.
The singer’s testimony last month left the guardianship in disarray.
Jamie Spears and Montgomery have denied responsibility for many of the issues she complained about, while Bessemer Trust, the financial firm chosen last year to help run its affairs, has also asked to be removed from its position. functions. Read more
Montgomery said in a statement Tuesday that Spears had asked her to continue in her role as the pop star’s temporary curator of personal and medical affairs, and that she had accepted.
The next guardianship court hearing is due to take place next week.
Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Kevin Liffey and Chris Reese
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