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Britney Spears’ Father, Jamie, Has Finally Agreed To Step Down From Her 13-Year Conservatorship

So long, farewell.

In a long-awaited victory for Britney Spears, her newly appointed legal team and the #FreeBritney movement, the 39-year-old musician’s father, Jamie, has finally agreed to remove himself from her conservatorship.

According to a report by Variety, Jamie has filed a statement in response to his daughter’s petition to remove his control over her 13-year-long conservatorship. In his filing, he announced that he will officially be handing back his control, however, his legal team made it clear that they believe there was “no actual grounds for suspending or removing” him.

Jamie’s legal team also cited that the “public battle with his daughter” was the reason that her father chose to remove himself, claiming that it was in the best interest of Britney.

“There are, in fact, no actual grounds for suspending or removing Mr. Spears as the Conservator of the Estate under Probate Code section 2650. And it is highly debatable whether a change in conservator at this time would be in Ms. Spears’ best interests,” the court document stated.

“Nevertheless, even as Mr. Spears is the unremitting target of unjustified attacks, he does not believe that a public battle with his daughter over his continuing service as her conservator would be in her best interests,” the filing also read.

“So even though he must contest this unjustified Petition for his removal, Mr. Spears intends to work with the Court and his daughter’s new attorney to prepare for an orderly transition to a new conservator. As the Court has likely surmised, before Ms. Spears’ new attorney arrived, Mr. Spears had already been working on such a transition with Ms. Spears’ former court-appointed counsel, Sam Ingham.”

Britney Spears
Jamie, Britney and Lynne Spears

As per Variety, the publication was able to obtain an official statement from Britney’s new Hollywood A-list lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, regarding her father’s decision.

“I announced in Court on July 14 that, after 13 years of the status quo, it was time for Mr. Spears to be suspended or removed as conservator and that my firm and I would move aggressively and expeditiously for that outcome,” Rosengart said.

“Twelve days later, my firm filed a Petition for Mr. Spears’s suspension and removal based on strong, insurmountable legal grounds, which were unequivocally supported by the law and all parties involved, including Jodi Montgomery, Britney Spears, and her medical team,” he continued.

“We are pleased that Mr. Spears and his lawyer have today conceded in a filing that he must be removed. It is vindication for Britney. We are disappointed, however, by their ongoing shameful and reprehensible attacks on Ms. Spears and others,” the statement added.

“We look forward to continuing our vigorous investigation into the conduct of Mr. Spears, and others, over the past 13 years, while he reaped millions of dollars from his daughter’s estate, and I look forward to taking Mr. Spears’s sworn deposition in the near future,” Rosengart advised, adding “in the interim, rather than making false accusations and taking cheap shots at his own daughter, Mr. Spears should remain silent and step aside immediately.”

Lynne Spears
Lynne and Britney Spears

Back in July, Britney’s own mother, Lynne, spoke up in a rare statement to reveal how hurtful and detrimental her husband’s actions toward their daughter impacted her life. And in a June 23 court hearing, Britney revealed that her father “loved the control” he had over her.

“He loved the control to hurt his own daughter, 100,000%,” she bravely admitted. “He loved it.”

In the filed petition to remove Jamie from Britney’s conservatorship, her mother compared what Jamie put their daughter through as that used in prisons, adding that their relationship “has dwindled to nothing but fear and hatred.”

And when addressing the physical altercation between Jamie and Britney’s children in 2019, Lynne revealed that it “understandably destroyed whatever was left of a relationship between them.”

As for what comes next, Rosengart is now working on removing Britney’s over a decade long conservatorship all together.

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