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Britney Spears’ dad says she has ‘addiction and mental health issues’ in new court filing [Video]

Jamie Spears, father of singer Britney Spears, leaves the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles on Oct. 24, 2012, left, and Britney Spears arrives at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 17, 2015. AP Photo

Britney Spears’ father Jamie Spears said the singer has “addiction and mental health issues,” according to a new court filing Thursday.

Jamie Spears has agreed that he would work with Britney Spears’ attorney to transition to a new conservator in court documents filed Thursday. In the position of conservator, her father has maintained control of aspects of the pop star’s personal life and estate since 2008.

The filing comes as a victory for the 39-year-old singer, who has been pushing fork her father to be removed as conservator.

In a sworn statementfiled to the court in late July, Britney’s mother, Lynne, made a damning statement against Jamie Spears in support of Britney’s efforts to oust him from the conservatorship, …

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