Britney Spears says her father is trying to extort her by asking for a payoff before he quits his role as her conservator.
In new legal documents, obtained by TMZ, Britney pointed out that her father has already admitted it’s in her best interests for him to step down as her conservator, but she adds that he is trying to hold her up for more money from her as a condition to leave.
Britney’s legal team claims Jamie is asking for around $2 million before he will step down as her conservator. Some of the money will go to pay his lawyers and her former business manager Tri Star.
In the documents, Britney’s lawyer, Matt Rosengart, warned: “The status quo is no longer tolerable, and Britney Spears will not be extorted.”
Britney says Jamie should just resign now instead of drawing out his exit and if he doesn’t step down from his post, she says the court should suspend him from the conservatorship on September 29.
Speaking to TMZ, Britney’s attorney, Mathew Rosengart, said: “Britney Spears will not be bullied or extorted by her father. Nor does Mr. Spears have the right to try to hold his daughter hostage by setting the terms of his removal. This is not about him, it is about the best interests of his daughter, which as a matter of law, mandate his removal.”
He added: “Even putting aside the legal issues requiring his prompt removal, if he loves his daughter, Mr. Spears should resign now, today, before he is suspended. It would be the correct and decent thing to do.”