Britney Spears’ Dad Has Finally Stepped Down As Her Conservator

Britney's lawyer has called the move "another step toward justice".

Britney Spears

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Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, has stepped down as her conservator in the midst of a protracted struggle over the singer’s music and life.

Jamie has served as the conservator of Britney for almost 12 years. Over that time, he has come under criticism for what has been seen as an unnecessary amount of control over her life and art. In a recent court hearing, Britney told a judge that she was “traumatised” by the conservatorship.

“I’ve lied and told the whole world I’m OK and I’m happy. It’s a lie,” she admitted. “I’ve been in denial. I’ve been in shock. I am traumatised. Fake it ’til you make it, but now I’m telling you the truth, OK? I’m not happy. I can’t sleep. I’m depressed. I cry every day.”

Particularly shockingly, Britney told the judge that she was not allowed to remove a birth control device as a result of the strict conservatorship.

For his part, Jamie Spears has tried to shift blame for the conservatorship onto his fellow conservator, Jodi Montgomery. Since 2019, Montgomery has been what’s known as the conservator of the person, meaning she controls Spears’ personal affairs and medical treatment, while Jamie controls Britney’s finances (alongside a private trust company).

Montgomery remains a conservator. For her part, she has publicly spoken out against claims made by Spears, arguing that she never stopped the singer from getting married, or held undue power over her body: “Britney’s choice to marry and to start a family have never been impacted by the conservatorship while Ms Montgomery has been conservator of the person,” read a public statement released after Spears’ testimony.

“We are pleased that Mr Spears and his lawyer have today conceded in a filing that he must be removed,” the lawyer of Britney Spears, Mathew Rosengart, told the press, while describing the move as “a major victory for Britney Spears and another step toward justice”.

Spears’ case has had increased media scrutiny over the last six months, following a series of explosive reports, and the work of the #FreeBritney movement.