After 13 years of Britney Spears‘ father, Jamie, having a conservatorship over his daughter, he has finally agreed to step down from the position. An August 12 filing with the Los Angeles Superior Court obtained by In Touch said that while there were no “actual grounds for suspending or removing” him from overseeing his daughter’s finances and career, it would be in his best interest to step down as the 39-year-old’s conservator.
Britney’s personal attorney Mathew Rosengart hailed her father’s decision, telling In Touch in a statement, “This is a major victory for Britney Spears and another step toward justice.”
“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,” he explained.
“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,” referring to Britney’s co-conservator over her “person.”
“We are pleased that Mr. Spears and his lawyer have today conceded in a filing that he must be removed. We are disappointed, however, by their ongoing shameful and reprehensible attacks on Ms. Spears and others,” Rosengart continued. “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 remain silent and step aside immediately,” Rosengart added. In the court filing, Jamie’s team stated that “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.” In Touch has reached out to Jamie’s attorney for comment.
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