Los Angeles, California, USA: According to reports in the US media on Tuesday, Britney Spears' father has filed a petition to end his daughter's court-ordered conservatorship.

The lawsuit comes weeks after Jamie Spears stated that he was willing to stand down as conservator, and after the pop diva repeatedly requested that he be removed from what she and her supporters believe is a cruel and exploiting arrangement.

"Recent developments involving this conservatorship have raised the question of whether the circumstances have altered to the point where a conservatorship is no longer necessary.

"Ms. Spears has said to this Court that she wishes to regain control of her life free of the restrictions of a conservatorship. She wants to be allowed to make decisions about her own health care, such as when, where, and how often she receives treatment.

"She wants to be in charge of the money she has earned through her profession and spend it without monitoring or supervision. She wants to be able to marry and have a child if she wants to.

"In short, she wants to live her life without the limitations of a conservator or judicial action," according to the petition.

Jamie Spears wants "what is best for his daughter," according to the filing, and she "believes she can handle her own life."

Britney's lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, told NBC News that the petition was a "vindication" for his client.

Representatives from both sides have been contacted by AFP, but no response has been received as of yet.

Britney, 39, shot to fame in her teens but had a public meltdown in 2007 when she attacked a paparazzo's car at a petrol station.

As a result, she was placed under an unusual legal guardianship, which was primarily controlled by her father.

She has regularly lashed out at her father over the conservatorship, alleging in court testimony and social media posts that the arrangement is "cruel," and accusing him of benefiting from it.

Britney claimed in court that she was disallowed the removal of a contraceptive IUD despite her desire for additional children, and that she was forced to take medicine that made her feel "drunk."

The removal of Jamie Spears has been a long-standing demand of committed global fans campaigning under the slogan #FreeBritney.

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