This is the first time the pop star has had a say in his own legal representation since 2008.
Spears court-appointed attorney Samuel Ingham formally requested his resignation in a court case last week, but the ruling required the approval of a California judge.
The decision came on Wednesday, July 14, as Judge Brenda Penny accepted Ingham’s resignation and approved the choice of Spears’ replacement lawyer: Hollywood lawyer Mathew Rosengart.
Mr. Rosengart is a senior lawyer who is a partner at Greenberg Traurig law firm and has previously represented Sean Penn, Steven Spielberg, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Keanu Reeves and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. He appeared in person at the hearing to begin the formal process of assuming office as legal counsel to Spears.
In his first public statement outside the courthouse, Rosengart called on Spears’ father Jamie to step down as curator.
“Jamie Spears should be removed from his position as curator because he is in [the] best interest of the conservatory, ”said Rosengart. “We will act quickly and aggressively for his dismissal. The question remains, why is he involved? He should resign voluntarily because it is in the best interests of the Conservative.
Rosengart went on to praise Spears “courage, passion and humanity” for speaking out in court, and called her testimony “clear, lucid, powerful and compelling.”
An emotional Spears spoke to the Los Angeles judge about her case at the hearing. Speaking, Spears demanded that his ex-father, Jamie Spears, be charged with abuse of guardianship, according to reports.
“I would like to accuse my father of abuse of guardianship,” Spears said, addressing the court by phone,
“I want to file a complaint against my father today,” she added. “I want an investigation on my father.
US Representative Matt Gaetz appeared with Spears supporters outside the courtroom on Wednesday, saying of Jamie Spears: “He shouldn’t be making decisions about his daughter anymore, she is almost 40 years old. “
Earlier this month, Mr Gaetz and several other House Republicans wrote to Spears asking him to testify before Congress following his rare public remarks condemning his father’s legal mechanism that has governed his life for over. of a decade.