Britney Spears’ dad intends to give up being her guardian

Britney Spears would soon be free again. The singer’s father wants to give up continuing to assume his guardianship, according to new legal documents filed Thursday, August 12 in court in Los Angeles (California).

This is a turnaround for the one who first said he would challenge the legal process initiated by Britney Spears, 39, to withdraw this controversial tutelage. She has given her father full control over her finances since 2008.

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“Is a change of guardian now in Spears? It is highly debatable “, write his father’s lawyers in their document, according to the New York Times. “Nonetheless, although Mr. Spears is the target of bitter and unwarranted attacks, he does not believe that a public battle with his daughter over her role as guardian is in the best interest” of the singer.

Mr. Spears wants first “Resolve pending issues”, like the last accounting report, according to his defense team. “When these issues are resolved, Mr. Spears will be able to step down”, according to the documents. “But there are no urgent circumstances justifying the immediate suspension of Mr. Spears. “

A case that could go on

Pop star’s attorney, Mathew Rosengart, praised the announcement in a statement quoted by media. “We are pleased that Mr. Spears and his lawyer have today admitted in a legal document that it should be withdrawn. Justice is done for Britney “, he said.

But a sign that this family and money affair may be far from over, the lawyer promises to “Continue our vigorous investigation into the behavior of Mr. Spears, and others, over the past thirteen years as he reaped millions of dollars from his daughter’s property.”.

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And he said to himself ” disappointed “ by the “Shameful and reprehensible attacks underway against Spears and others “ from his father and his lawyer.

Jamie Spears has defended his role in recent years. “If people were aware of all the facts of Spears, not just the ups but also the downs, all the mental health and addiction issues that affected her, and all the challenges of guardianship, they would praise Mr. Spears for the job he did. did, they wouldn’t vilify him “, is it written in the documents.

Thirteen years under the “abusive” tutelage of his father

Britney Spears was placed under guardianship in 2008 because of concerns for her mental health, after a well-publicized descent into hell. For years, an army of fans has been campaigning on social networks (but also sometimes in the street with rallies) to ” to free “ the singer, dissecting every gesture and saying she sees calls for help.

Britney Spears this summer implored a Los Angeles court to lift guardianship, calling it“Abusive”. At the end of June, the singer had confessed to being ” traumatized “ and “Depressed”.

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For about twenty minutes, speaking uninterruptedly with an extremely fast flow, she had assured to have had to take drugs to control her behavior, not to have been authorized to make decisions concerning her friendships or her finances, and not to have been able to having an IUD removed when she wanted to have more children.

The World with AFP