- 06 Jul 21
Larry Rudolph worked for Spears for 25 years.
Larry Rudolph, Britney Spears' longtime manager, has officially resigned from his role after learning of the pop stars intentions to officially retire.
In the letter, Rudolph claims not to have heard from Spears for "over 2 1/2 years," after the singer decided to take an indefinite hiatus.
“Earlier today, I became aware that Britney had been voicing her intention to officially retire,” the letter says. Addressed to Spears' father Jamie and his co-conservator Jodi Montgomery, it details that Rudolph has never been a part of the conservatorship and that there is no place for him within the business any longer.
“And as her manager, I believe it is in Britney’s best interest for me to resign from her team as my professional services are no longer needed,” said Rudolph, who also manages Aerosmith and its lead singer Steven Tyler.
At the end of last month (June 23), Britney gave an explosive testimony in open court, claiming she has been locked in an abusive conservatorship since 2008. Yesterday (July 5), The New Yorker's Ronan Farrow and and Jia Tolentino published a report on the conservatorship that allege Spears phoned 911 the day before her June 23 hearing to tell authorities she was being abused.
Spears is scheduled for another court date on July 14.
Read Rudolph's full letter below.
James P. Spears and Jodi Montgomery, as co-executors of the estate of Britney Spears:
It has been over 2 1/2 years since Britney and I last communicated, at which time she informed me she wanted to take an indefinite work hiatus. Earlier today, I became aware that Britney had been voicing her intention to officially retire.
As you know, I have never been a part of the conservatorship nor its operations, so I am not privy to many of these details. I was originally hired at Britney’s request to help manage and assist her with her career. And as her manager, I believe it is in Britney’s best interest for me to resign from her team as my professional services are no longer needed.
Please accept this letter as my formal resignation.
I will always be incredibly proud of what we accomplished over our 25 years together. I wish Britney all the health and happiness in the world, and I’ll be there for her if she ever needs me again, just as I always have been.