Britney Spears’ lawyer Samuel D. Ingham, who represented the singer’s interests for 13 years, has decided to quit, according to The Guardian.
Ingham has been Spears’ attorney since 2008 and has defended her interests in custody proceedings. The lawyer told the court that he would stop doing this from the moment when a new lawyer was appointed to the singer. Ingham has not yet commented on his decision.
The lawyer resigned after the artist’s emotional performance in court led to the resignation of her manager Larry Rudolph, who had worked with her since the 1990s. He said that he last spoke with a pop star more than two and a half years ago, and then the artist confessed to him that she wanted to pause her career.
On June 23 of this year, Spears, during a court hearing, demanded that she be released from custody by Jamie Spears’ father, which has lasted since 2008. The celebrity stated that she does not own her life and intends to return her rights. The artist also called the custody offensive and condemned her father and everyone who was involved in it.
The court subsequently rejected the star’s request. The case file noted that the court found Britney Spears “practically unable to manage their financial resources or resist fraud or undue influence.” However, the singer has the right to make further petitions.