After a 13-year guardianship and a bitter legal battle, Britney Spears’ father is to step down as conservator of her estate according to US media reports on Thursday.
This follows the 39-year-old Spears’ request to have her father, Jamie Spears, removed from her conservatorship.
At the time, Jamie Spears’ lawyer said that he would fight the move and dispute his daughter’s account as AFP states.
However, documents cited by TMZ and Variety reportedly said that: “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… 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.”
Meanwhile, Variety reported a statement issued by Britney’s lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, who welcomed this move.
“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,” the statement said.
“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.”
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