Britney Spears’ father is stepping down as her conservator after 13 years. But, it doesn’t mean the Free Britney movement is over, it just means she is a step closer to being free from her father.
“We are pleased that Mr Spears and his lawyer have today conceded in a filing that he must be removed,” the singer’s lawyer Mathew Rosengart said in a statement.
Spears, who has controlled much of his daughter’s affairs since she suffered a mental health breakdown in 2008, agreed to step aside in court documents filed on Thursday.
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Jamie Spears filed paperwork saying while there are no legal grounds to remove him from the agreement, he wants to step down anyway.
He noted he does not believe a public battle with his daughter over the ongoing conservatorship is in her best interest.
Her father asked to work with the court and the singer’s new attorney for an orderly transition to a new conservator.
Spears’ attorney Mathew Rosengart slammed Jamie for the move saying he should step down immediately.
This comes after Spears testified in court that she wants to sue her family for the alleged abuse she endured over the last 13 years.
“By her own admission, Ms Spears is strong and stands up for what she wants. Mr Spears has tried to do everything in his power to accommodate Ms Spears’ wishes, whether regarding her personal life, family, or career, while fulfilling his duties and obligations as conservator (and) protecting her from others seeking to take advantage of her,” the document said.