- 13 Aug 21
Despite news breaking yesterday that he had agreed to step down, Jamie Spears looks to be sticking around as his daughter's consverator for the time being.
While Jamie Spears appears to have softened his steadfast stance as a conservator for his daughter Britney, it seems Jamie will not be stepping down as immediately as the #FreeBritney movement might have hoped.
TMZ initially reported yesterday that Jamie had agreed to step down as conservator of his daughter's estate. However, the court filings, made by his legal representation Vivian Lee Thoreen, actually ask that the court to deny a motion made last month by Britney's lawyer Mathew Rosengart to remove Jamie from the conservatorship.
"There are, in fact, no actual grounds for suspending or removing Mr. Spears as the Conservator of the Estate," the filing reads. "And it is highly debatable whether a change in conservator at this time would be in Ms. Spears' best interests.
"Mr. Spears is willing to step down when the time is right, but the transition needs to be orderly and include a resolution of matters pending before the Court," continues the filing. "In order to reach that result, the Court should encourage all interested parties to meet and confer in order to resolve those pending matters in the best interests of Ms. Spears.
"So, even though he must contest this unjustified Petition for his removal, Mr. Spears intends to work with the Court and his daughter's new attorney to prepare for an orderly transition to a new conservator."
Jamie, who has been Britney's conservator for 13 years, also attacked Britney's mother Lynne Spears in the filing, saying his ex-wife "should be thanking him for ensuring Ms. Spears' well-being and for persevering through the years-long tenure requiring his 365/24/7 attention, long days and sometimes late nights, to deal with day-to-day and emergency issues — all to protect Ms. Spears," and that she has had only a limited role in Britney's life over the last 13 years.
Britney Spear's lawyer had recently asked the judge in the case to speed up the conservatorship ruling.
"Every day that passes is another day of avoidable harm and prejudice to Ms. Spears and the Estate," said Matthew Rosengart said in the filings. "There has been an evident dissipation of assets of Ms. Spears’ Estate, and that dissipation is ongoing."