Jamie Spears Reportedly Stepped Down as Britney Spears's Conservator
The #FreeBritney movement has reason to celebrate. According to TMZ, Jamie Spears has filed court documents agreeing to remove himself as his daughter's conservator. In the filing, Jamie states that he has Britney Spears's best interests in mind and notes that a "public battle" with his daughter would not be what's best for her moving forward. The filing also adds that Jamie will work with courts for an "orderly transition" into the next phase of Britney's conservatorship.
"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," the documents read. "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."
Jamie adds that although he will no longer be Britney's conservator, his is and always has been her father.
"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," the filing finishes.
Mathew Rosengart, Britney's lawyer, told TMZ that Jamie's decision didn't surprise him and that his team would continue to investigate everything that happened while Jamie was in control of his daughter's estate.
"We are pleased but not necessarily surprised that Mr. Spears and his lawyer finally recognize that he must be removed," Rosengart said. "We are disappointed, however, by their ongoing shameful and reprehensible attacks on Ms. Spears and others."
Page Six notes that the judge in the case, Brenda Penny, faced death threats after she decided not to move up Spears's next court hearing earlier this week. Spears's team will appear in court in September.
"LASD continues to monitor the social media chatter regarding the ongoing Britney Spears civil court case," Deputy Shawn DuBusky told Page Six via email. "Although some of the language on social media is concerning, at this time, it has not risen to the level of a creditable criminal threat."