Britney Spears’ Court Appointed Lawyer Resigns
Britney Spears‘ lawyer Samuel Ingham, has resigned his position in the dramatic aftermath of the singer’s court testimony.
Ingham has served as Spears‘ lawyer since 2008 when the conservatorship over her was first granted.
In emotional court testimony Spears alleged that she was denied the ability to choose her own lawyer. She also claimed to have no idea that appealing her conservatorship was an option.
Spears‘ manager, Larry Rudolph, announced his resignation yesterday in a letter obtained by Deadline. In it, her manager of over 25 years stated his “services were no longer needed” as Spears had expressed her intention to retire.
In a court filing shared by The Guardian, Ingham also declared his intention to resign.
“Samuel D. Ingham III hereby resigns as court-appointed counsel for Britney Jean Spears, conservatee, effective upon the appointment of new court-appointed counsel.” Stated the filing.
Further explanation for the resignation has yet to be provided, but comes after the judge ruled that Spears‘ father should remain her conservator.
The ‘Toxic‘ star has labelled the conservatorship “abusive” and mentioned Ingham in her testimony, transcribed by Variety.
“My lawyer, Sam (Ingham), has been very scared for me to go forward,” Spears said. “Because he’s saying if I speak up, I’m being overworked in that facility of that rehab place, that rehab place will sue me. He told me I should keep it to myself.”
She added that while she had developed a “personal relationship” with Ingham, she wanted the ability to “handpick” her own lawyer.
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