Like us, your social media timelines have probably been covered in celebratory posts about Britney Spear’s father, Jamie Spears, stepping down as her conservator.
First reported by TMZ, Jamie has reportedly agreed to step away from his role in new legal documents which are set to be filed. However, Jamie’s lawyers have said that there are ‘no legal grounds’ for his stepping down, instead leaving the conservatorship is a decision he has made himself.
In documents obtained by TMZ it reads:
“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, 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”
This is great news for Britney, as we have recently seen her speak out about the conservatorship she has been under for the last 12 years, making her feelings clear that she wants change.
However, the #freebritney movement hasn’t quite reached its goal yet, as there is legal talk around a new conservator taking over Jamie’s role. Britney’s new legal team filed a petition for Jamie to be removed from the conservatorship, which was set to be presented in front of a judge next month.
“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” the document read.
While Britney is still not entirely free of her conservatorship yet, Jamie stepping down is a huge moment for the #freebritney movement, with fans delighted with the news.
An impassioned statement by Britney was shared last month where she speaks out about her conservatorship and details the ‘abusive’ relationship she has with her father.
In it she said: “This conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good. I deserve to have a life, I’ve worked my whole life. I deserve to have a two to three-year break”
“My dad needs to be removed today and I will be happy with Jodi helping me.”