Britney Spears' dad Jamie finally agrees to step down as conservator

Britney Spears’ father in a new legal filing says that he’d be stepping down as conservator sometime in the future — This is a monumental moment for the singer, who, in emotional testimony last month, expressed that she feels her conservatorship is “abusive,” has led her to unhappiness and to feel like she can’t “live a full life.”

James “Jamie” Spears said he would be “willing to step down when the time is right,” but is still contesting the petition to remove him, according to a court document filed by his legal team Thursday. He argued that the court shouldn’t suspend his role as conservator based on “false allegations” and said he’d only be in a position to step down after an orderly transition.

Jamie Spears’ attorney Vivian Thoreen said in a filing that her client “intends to work with the Court and his daughter’s new attorney to prepare for an orderly transition to a new conservatory.” She added that, at this time, there are “no urgent circumstances” justifying his immediate suspension.

As of today, Britney Spears has not addressed the news, though she posted a drawing on Instagram of the back of a young woman’s head, with flowers and butterflies in her hair and dress. In the comments, a series of posts appeared referencing Spears’ path to freedom.


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