Britney Spears Has Filed Documents Saying That She Doesn’t Want Andrew Wallet Involved In Her Conservatorship
Britney Spears has been fighting with her father Jamie Spears over her longstanding conservatorship, and she’s recently been making some choices that have no doubt left him steaming like a pot of overcooked grits. Jamie just wants to control as much of Britney’s life as the American legal system will allow, while keeping the details of it all as hush-hush as possible. But Britney would like everyone to know the details of what’s going on, like how she wants to be able to pick her co-conservator. Britney has made suggestions previously about who she’d like to see manage her money, and now she’s drawing a line in the sand (easy for an artistic prodigy like Britney) regarding who she doesn’t want. Jaime has been pushing for the return of former co-conservator Andrew Wallet, and Britney doesn’t want that.
When Jamie was first granted conservatorship over Britney back in 2008, he was named the permanent conservator, and Andrew was named permanent co-conservator. Andrew resigned in March 2019, when Jaime took over everything, until Jodi Montgomery was brought on as the temporary conservator in September 2019.
Despite having a last name that automatically makes you think of money protection, Andrew Wallet isn’t a money guy. He’s a lawyer, not a business manager. He’s also very expensive for a guy who went to law school, not business school. That’s why Britney doesn’t want him back. According to TMZ:
In docs filed Monday, Britney says she’s done performing, at least for now, and she needs to keep her expenses in check and make “difficult budgetary choices going forward.” Britney says she believes her dad, Jamie, is ignoring her financial situation by attempting to bring Wallet back on board.
Britney says Wallet was paid nearly a half a million dollars a year for the last 5 years he worked for her, and feels he’s just way too expensive.
Britney has suggested that a financial institution take care of the management of her estate, not Andrew. Britney also makes it seem like the team of Jamie and Andrew is a bad move for her financially. The #FreeBritney movement is probably in agreement with that, considering some Britney fans have been deeply suspicious of Jamie’s motives for being in control of his daughter’s life and money. Like the #FreeBritney theory that Jamie has been embezzling money from Britney.
TMZ says that Jamie responded to Britney’s latest legal move by objecting to her request to prevent Andrew from getting involved. He also claimed Britney’s reasons for not wanting Andrew aren’t accurate, like her claim that he costs way too much money for her now that she’s trying to live a simple budget life. Jamie has asked the court to hold a hearing so he can explain why Andrew should be brought back into the center of the ring of this circus.
Also, The Blast says they have obtained documents filed by Britney’s team, and in them, Britney’s lawyer questions Jamie’s motivation for suddenly bringing back a blast from the past like Andrew.
“After denying for months that any structural change to this conservatorship was necessary, an hour before the last hearing James suddenly reversed direction and conceded that a co-conservator of the estate is needed after all.” However, rather than work collaboratively with Britney to find the best candidate, James chose to work in direct opposition to her clear statement that she “strongly prefers to have a qualified corporate fiduciary appointed to serve in this role.”
Her team goes on to imply that Andrew Wallet didn’t resign, but that he was pushed out (and sent on his way with a $100,000 good-bye check). Her team also says that Britney can’t afford anyone right now, because she’s not performing, which means much less money for expenses. Andrew was allegedly paid $426,000 a year as a co-conservator. Her legal team also accuses Jamie of being all, “Budget? What budget?” when it comes to paying people like Andrew.
“Apparently this frugality does not extend to the fees James pays from the conservatorship to the financial professionals with whom he surrounds himself.”
Like when after Andrew left, Jamie allegedly paid Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group $500,000 a year, which, according to Britney’s people, was more than double what they had been receiving. Britney’s people go on to say that they’re not confident Andrew would be able to work on a budget.
The Blast says that Britney’s team is asking the court to take a look at the numbers and decide for themselves if bringing Andrew back would be a good idea. How about instead, the courts call up the International House of Science (that’s a place, right?) and ask if they can build a money-managing robot for less than $426,000. I bet you they can. And maybe they can also throw in a microchip that can keep the beat for Britney when she decides for a little impromptu choreo session for Instagram? It can’t cost that much more.