Britney Spears is stronger than yesterday, as her father Jamie Spears announced he would step down from his daughter’s conservatorship.
On Thursday, the senior Spears filed his response to the singer’s petition for his suspension with the Los Angeles Superior Court. He stated he decided to step down himself rather than enduring a “public battle with his daughter.” It should be noted his attorney states there are “no actual grounds for suspending or removing” him 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,” the filing continues. “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 spoke to a judge earlier this summer for the first time in 13 years about her allegedly abusive experience under the conservatorship. It was worse than fans thought.
“The control he had over someone as powerful as me — he loved the control to hurt his own daughter 100,000%,” Britney said about her father. “He loved it.”
In response to Spears’ father stepping down, Mathew Rosengart, Britney’s new attorney, issued a statement.
“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 states. “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.”
While this is perhaps the most important move to happen since the #FreeBritney movement began, it is not the end of the battle. Britney and her legal team still plan to continue investigating Jamie Spears’ conduct throughout the conservatorship.
“We are disappointed, however, by their ongoing shameful and reprehensible attacks on Ms. Spears and others,” Rosengart said in his statement. “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.”