In a stunning turn of events, Jamie Spears has stepped down as the conservator of his daughter Britney Spears‘ estate. Jamie has been in control of Spears’ estate since 2008. On Thursday, TMZ obtained new legal documents where Jamie’s lawyer alleges that there are “no actual grounds” for removing Jamie, but he has chosen to step down do the public “attacks” and Spears’ attempts to remove him. “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,” Jamie’s lawyer wrote. “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.”
Although Jamie believes his removal is “unjustified,” he “intends to work with the Court and his daughter’s new attorney to prepare for an orderly transition to a new conservator,” the filing reads. “Regardless of his formal title, Mr. Spears will always be Ms. Spears’ father, he will always love her unconditionally, and he will always look out for her best interests.”
“Oprah’s interview with Britney Spears is gonna be epic,” tweeted one optimistic fan.
sitting in a restaurant in LA right now and a man yells “Britney’s freeeeee! Britney’s free everybody!” and the whole restaurant cheered . that’s impact.
[update: Jaime stepped down, judge has not officially ended the conservatorship. celebration was sweet to witness tho.]
— Jude (@wordtoJude) August 12, 2021
The #freebritney movement when they see Britney’s father in public: pic.twitter.com/jyEQRYrMqD
— Hassan Chammout (@ChammoutHassan) August 12, 2021
“Britney dad stepped down as her conservator. Sis is on the way TO FREEDOM,” tweeted another celebratory fan.
and a Britney song was on ✨ pic.twitter.com/OJZu8eYd0N
— Tudo Miley (@TudoMiley) August 12, 2021
Jamie Spears stepping down as Britney Spears’ conservator is a great first step, but how about he return all the money she made him and stand trial for how he abused her through this system?
He doesn’t get to just walk away from this.
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) August 12, 2021