Britney Spears Father to step down: After a month of public pressure from supporters of Britney Spears, the singer’s father said in a court filing on Thursday that he is planning to step down from the conservatorship and will no longer have control over his daughter’s financial and personal aspects anymore. Spears’ father has been her sole conservator for 13 years, but his departure is not imminent.
US media reported that Jamie Spears has finally filed legal documents to remove himself from the conservatorship, however, his queries remained unchanged. He went on to question whether a change in conservator would be in the singer’s “best interests.” Just last month, the singer approached the court to make a direct appeal to terminate her father from the role. In that emotional 24-minute statement, calling it a “conservatorship abuse“, the American singer alleged that she felt forced to perform, take medication and attend therapy against her will after her father was granted control over her financial and personal affairs by court order since public concerns over her mental health in 2008.
Britney Spears had earlier said this conservatorship has allowed her father to ruin her life. He abused his power in the so-called conservatorship and maintained control of her finances: Jamie Spears steps down
The legal documents submitted by Jamie Spears reportedly stated that he has been the unremitting target of “unjustified attacks” but ultimately there’s no need for a public battle as he does not believe in fighting with his daughter. He also stated that his continuing service as the singer’s conservator would be in her best interests, TMZ reported. It further says he will fight the petition to force him out but intends to work with the court and his daughter’s attorney to prepare for an orderly transition to a new conservator after the prolonged legal row. Read more on her testimony here.
Meanwhile, a statement came from Britney’s lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, welcoming the move and calling it “vindication” for the singer, Variety reported. The singer’s father has been consistently denied any accusations of wrongdoing alleged by her and has expressed concern for his daughter’s wellbeing.
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