Britney Spears's father — Jamie Spears — has agreed to step down from his conservatorship of his daughter, Variety reports.
Jamie Spears filed a response to his daughter’s petition for his suspension, saying he wanted to step down.
But his attorney said there was “no actual grounds for suspending or removing” him from the spot. He said the reason is because of the “public battle with his daughter,” per Variety.
“There are, in fact, no actual grounds for suspending or removing Mr. Spears as the Conservator of the Estate under Probate Code section 2650. And it is highly debatable whether a change in conservator at this time would be in Ms. Spears’ best interests,” the court document from Jamie Spears said, according to Variety.
The lawyer didn’t explain when this change might happen, per The New York Times. However, they said Jamie Spears “saved Ms. Spears from disaster, supported her when she needed it the most, protected her and her reputation from harm, and facilitated the restoration of her career.”
Social media shared a number of reactions to the news.
This is great news AND we must use everything this case has spotlighted to push for more just systems for EVERYONE dealing w/ abusive conservatorships.— Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg (@TheRaDR) August 12, 2021
This is a disability justice issue. This is a reproductive justice issue. It doesn’t stop with Britney. https://t.co/JhcC9gam1J
Britney Spears — the iconic singer — has been under her father’s conservatorship for 13 years since Jamie Spears put her daughter under the conservatorship in 2008. The event happened after Spears had a public breakdown, according to Variety.
Since 2009, Jamie Spears has received a monthly allowance of $16,000 for managing Britney Spears’ finances, Insider reported.
In the last 13 years, Spears has shown herself capable of performing and touring. In fact, she had a Las Vegas residency, where she earned millions of dollars.
More recently, Spears asked a judge to remove her father as her conservator through testimonies over the summer. She said she wanted to “press charges” against her father for “conservatorship abuse,” according to BBC News.