Pop star Britney Spears is afraid of her father and will not perform again while she has control over her career, a court heard.
The claim was made as part of an American singing campaign to prevent her father, James Spears, from continuing as a legal guardian.
She made her acting debut 12 years ago after Britney’s public breakup.
Her court-appointed lawyer, Samuel Ingam, told a judge: “My client has told me that she is afraid of her father.
“She will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career.”
Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny refused to remove James from the role but said she would consider future petitions. Ingam said she would file one.
Brittany, 38, ended her music career in early 2019. The singer went into debt to the tune of ਜਦੋਂ 45 million, according to James’s lawyer in a Los Angeles court.
The attorney added that removing the father as guardian – also known as a conservator in the United States – would be detrimental to the star. For health reasons, 68-year-old James was forced to temporarily rein in Britney care manager Jody Montgomery last year.
Court documents say the singer “strongly prefers” Mrs. Montgomery to “remain in the role” and “strongly opposes” James returning to his position as the sole Conservative. Mr Ingam wrote: “Conservatism needs to be radically changed to reflect the dramatic changes in his lifestyle and aspirations.
“Britney strongly opposes James’ return as her personal bodyguard.”
James was named his person’s permanent conservator in 2008, while lawyer Andre Wal-Walt became a permanent co-custodian of his estate.
Mr. Wallet left his role last year. Dozens of singing fans gathered outside the court, chanting “Free Britney.” Some claim he is being molested.
Her first hit … Baby One More Time was released in 1998 when she was 17 years old. His other number 1 includes Off … I Died It Again.