Britney Spears’s court-appointed conservatorship attorney, Samuel Ingham, is requesting to resign one day after longtime manager Larry Rudolph quit. Those are the latest ripple effects following the pop star’s impassioned testimony. A legal expert says Jamie Spears should follow suit, as a good “housecleaning” is overdue.
Ingham, who has represented Spears since she was put in the conservatorship in 2008, filed documents on Tuesday asking to be dismissed “effective upon the appointment of new court-appointed counsel.” The request comes as Ingham faces public scrutiny for his handling of the case, which pays him more than $500,000 annually — a tab Spears must pay.
Ingham has not yet responded to Yahoo Entertainment’s request for comment. While he told the court last year that Spears is a “voluntary” conservatee, she made it clear in her shocking testimony that she’s not. She called the conservatorship “abusive” and claimed her lawyer never told her it was a possibility to petition to end it.