A judge has denied Britney Spears’ request to have her father removed from her conservatorship.
The decision was made on Wednesday, one week after the singer’s emotional testimony in court calling on her father to be removed from his role as sole conservator. Documents filed with the court state that the request to suspend Jamie Spears from his role in the conservatorship “is denied without prejudice.”
Wednesday’s decision, however, was not the result of last week’s hearing, but was instead made on a request filed by Spears’ attorney last November. At that time, her attorney requested that Bessemer Trust be added as co-conservator along with the singer’s father, a request which was granted.
The ruling does not preclude the possibility that Spears can petition to terminate the conservatorship, which has been in effect since her public breakdown in 2008. CNN reports that a lawyer for the singer, Samuel D. Ingham III, is planning on filing a petition to terminate the 13-year conservatorship.
Spears testified last week that she had been “traumatized” after living under the conservatorship. Among the allegations, she claimed that she’d been forcibly medicated and made to perform against her will, and that she’d been denied the opportunity to have an IUD removed.
On Tuesday, Jamie Spears filed a petition to investigate the claims made by Spears in her testimony, alleging that control over the singer’s personal life and medical treatment were in the hands of Jodi Montgomery. Subsequently, a lawyer for Montgomery, who had been appointed temporary conservator after Jamie briefly stepped down for medical reasons, has stated that her client “has been a tireless advocate for Britney and for her well-being.”