- A Los Angeles judge announced that Britney Spears' father will remain her co-conservator alongside financial company Bessemer Trust.
- The pop star has been in an ongoing battle to remove her father as her conservator - a position he's held since 2008.
- Britney's attorney said in court that she is "afraid of her father". "She will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career," he said.
Britney Spears has lost her bid to remove her father as her conservator.
The pop star's been in an ongoing legal battle with Jamie Spears over her conservatorship, beginning in 2008.
A conservatorship is a legal term in the US preventing someone full control of their finances, as a result of their physical and mental state. Jamie Spears has had legal guardianship over Britney and her career since her very public meltdown in the early 2000s.
On Tuesday, however, despite the ongoing #FreeBrtiney campaign which has garnered a lot of traction in the past few months, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny said Jamie was to remain in his position as conservator, reports Vulture.
Jamies' attorney Vivian Thoreen argued that the conservatorship proved to aid Britney as her net worth grew, adding she has come out of debt to reach $60 million, according to NBC News.
Judge Brenda Penny also appointed financial company Bessemer Trust as co-conservator, granting one of Britney's requests, and said she would consider future petitions for Jamie's suspension or removal.
Britney's attorney, Samuel Ingham, said they would be putting in future petitions, saying at the hearing on Tuesday: "My client has informed me that she is afraid of her father."
He added: "She will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career."