A court-appointed attorney for Britney Spears has asked for resignation as the fall post Britney’s court testimony is onn.
Samuel Ingham has been representing the artist since he was appointed as her lawyer in 2008 when she was under Conservatorship .
Recently in a statement to the court last month, Spears revealed that he discouraged her from speaking the facts saying that she wanted the right to choose her own legal team.
Mr Ingham’s announcement came after Spears’ manager recently resigned.
The lawyer expressed his desire to resign from the duty of being her lawyer with papers filed in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
“Samuel D Ingham III hereby resigns as court-appointed counsel for Britney Jean Spears, conservatee, effective upon the appointment of new court-appointed counsel,” the request said.
Loeb and Loeb, the law firm that was brought in to assist Mr Ingham, also offered their resignation on file.
No party has explained why it wanted to step down, but the move came less than two weeks after Spears described her Conservatorship as “abusive” and said that she felt “traumatized”.
In a 23-minute statement to the court last month, the singer said she had been drugged, forced to do things against her wish and was also barred from having children, and asked the court to end the practice that has ruled her life for the past 13 years. .
Although Britney Spears “built a relationship” with Mr Ingham at the time, she said that her lawyer was “afraid for me going ahead” with the testimony.
Legal Fees Of Britney’s Lawyer
“He told me I should keep it to myself,” she said, adding that she would like the opportunity “to actually handpick my own lawyer by myself”.
Mr Ingham appeared shocked at the star’s statement – telling the court he was unaware of its contents before speaking. He added that he would step aside as her representative if questioned.
According to the most recent accounting available, in 2019 Mr Ingham was paid about $373,000 (£270,000) for working with the singer. Spears pays the legal costs for both sides in her conservatorship case.
Britney’s manager also resigned recently. Mr Rudolph has been working with Spears since her first major hit.. Baby One More Time in 1998 – although he said he had not been in contact with her for the past two and a half years due to her temporary work break.