Jamie Spears, Britney Spears’ father, is stepping down from his role as her conservator, reports say.
Fresh legal documents shed light on the situation, stating that he has agreed to walk away from his position as conservator.
Supporters of the pop star have been following her conservatorship ordeal closely, and they even started the #FreeBritney movement in order to help Britney. And it seems like the efforts have paid off, as the singer can finally start feeling like a free person again.
— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) August 12, 2021
According to the legal documents filed on August 12:
“There are, in fact, no actual grounds for suspending or removing Mr. Spears as the Conservator of the Estate… and it is highly debatable whether a change in conservator at this time would be in Ms. Spears’ best interests.
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. 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.”
💡Important headline nuance.💡Britney Spears’s father said he is willing to step aside… “when the time is right.” His lawyers gave no timeframe for when this might happen. https://t.co/Vy7tV1uxbF
— Samantha Stark (@starksamantha) August 13, 2021
The documents also read:
“Regardless of his formal title, Mr. Spears will always be Ms. Spears’ father, he will always love her unconditionally, and he will always look out for her best interests.”
According to Britney’s father, he stepped in his role as conservator when she was “in crisis, desperately in need of help”:
“Not only was she suffering mentally and emotionally, she was also being manipulated by predators and in financial distress. Mr. Spears came to his daughter’s rescue to protect her.”
No father-or conservator-should issue a self-justifying statement like this: If the public knew all the facts of..Spears’ personal life..all..the addiction & mental health issues..she has struggled with..they would praise Mr. Spears for the job he has done https://t.co/jFXk8cet03
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) August 12, 2021
In an interview with TMZ Britney’s lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, said:
“We are pleased but not necessarily surprised that Mr. Spears and his lawyer finally recognize that he must be removed. We are disappointed, however, by their ongoing shameful and reprehensible attacks on Ms. Spears and others.
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. In the interim, rather than making false accusations and taking cheap shots at his own daughter, Mr. Spears should step aside immediately.”
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