Britney Spears’ court-appointed lawyer has asked to resign from his role, as the fallout from the pop star’s dramatic court testimony continues.

Samuel Ingham has represented the singer since she was placed under a conservatorship in 2008.

But in a public statement to the court last month, Spears said he discouraged her from speaking out, and that she wanted to chose her own legal team.

Mr Ingham’s announcement came after Spears’ manager also stepped down.

The lawyer revealed his desire to resign in court 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, a law firm brought in to help Mr Ingham, also offered its resignation in the filing.

Neither party explained why they wanted to step down, but the move came less than two weeks after Spears described her conservatorship, a legal guardianship arrangement, as “abusive” and said she was “traumatised”.



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