Britney Spears’ dad agrees to step down as her conservator

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Britney Spears on April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
  • According to a court filing, Jamie Spears has agreed to step down as Britney Spears’ conservator.
  • Jamie Spears said he would like to be involved in the transition process.
  • Mathew Rosengart, Britney Spears’ lawyer, said Jamie Spears “should step aside immediately.”
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Britney Spears’ father, Jamie, has agreed to step down as her conservator, according to court documents filed Thursday.

Jamie Spears said in the court filing that he would work with Britney Spears’ attorney to transition her to a new conservator.

TMZ first reported the news on Thursday.

Britney Spears had pushed for her father to be removed as her conservator, a position that grants him power over her financial decisions.

The conservatorship, which has controlled aspects of the pop star’s personal life and estate, has been in place since 2008, with Jamie Spears as a conservator.

In June, Britney Spears challenged the conservatorship in court, asking the Los Angeles County Superior Court to end the legal arrangement. The Los Angeles County Superior Court had approved the conservatorship in 2008.

During a series of explosive testimony in June and July, Britney Spears spoke publicly about the conservatorship for the first time, criticizing her father’s role.

“It’s my wish and my dream for all of this to end,” she said of the conservatorship on June 23. “I just want my life back. The conservatorship should end. I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive.”

Spears also called the conservatorship “f—ing cruelty,” alleging that her father restricted basic freedoms, profited off of her commercial success, and forced her to have an IUD inserted so that she would not have children.

In recent months, Bessemer Trust, which comanaged Britney Spears’ estate, stepped down. Jodi Montgomery, Britney Spears’ personal coconservator, and Lynne Spears, the singer’s mother, agreed that Jamie Spears had abused his position and should step down, which added momentum to the #FreeBritney movement.

Britney Spears’ attorney Mathew Rosengart called Jamie Spears’ actions “ongoing shameful & reprehensible attacks” in the most recent filing and said that “rather than making false accusations and taking cheap shots, Mr. Spears should remain silent and step aside immediately.”

Rosengart and Jamie Spears’ litigation counsel did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for further comment.