Britney Spears’ father on Thursday agreed to step down as conservator of his daughter’s multimillion-dollar estate — a major win for the pop icon who had been battling to boot her allegedly abusive dad from her affairs.
Even as he argued that there were no “actual grounds for suspending or removing” him from his daughter’s conservatorship, Jamie Spears acknowledged in a court filing it would be in her best interest to step down.
“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,” the filing in Los Angeles Superior Court states.
“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 Spears has controlled his daughter’s affairs since she suffered a mental health breakdown in 2008. At the time, Britney was not only “suffering mentally and emotionally, she was also being manipulated by predators and in financial distress,” Jamie claimed, adding he “came to his daughter’s rescue to protect her.”