Britney Spears’ Dad Plans to Step Down But Wants a ‘Public Redemption’ — Inside His 13-Page Court Filing
The latest in Britney Spears’ conservatorship case is that her dad, James “Jamie” Parnell Spears, finally plans to step down. However, the 13-page document his lawyers filed harshly attacks his daughter’s new lawyer and her mother, Lynne Spears. The filing also states that he knows he’ll never get the “public redemption” he deserves.
Britney Spears’ dad plans to step down from her conservatorship
On Aug. 12, 2021, Britney Spears’ dad filed court documents indicating he plans to step down from her conservatorship. In June 2021, Britney begged Judge Brenda Penny to end her conservatorship, citing abuse by her father, Jamie Spears. The judge took no action that day; however, things slowly began to change in the days and weeks that followed. In July, the court granted Britney the right to choose her lawyer.
The pop icon chose Matthew Rosengart to represent her in court, and he did not delay petitioning the court to suspend Jamie Spears from his role as conservator. At first, Britney’s dad did not want to back down. However, something changed his mind, although he feels there are “no actual grounds for suspending or removing” him. Jamie plans to resolve financial matters regarding the conservatorship and then step aside.
“It is highly debatable whether a change in conservator at this time would be in Ms. Spears’ best interests,” court documents obtained by the New York Times read. “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.”
Jamie Spears wants praise and a ‘public redemption’
In the 13-page document, lawyers for Britney Spears’ dad detailed the extent to which he disagrees with the decision to step down as conservator.
“If the public knew all the facts of Ms. Spears’ personal life, not only her highs but also her lows, all of the addiction and mental health issues that she has struggled with, and all of the challenges of the Conservatorship, they would praise Mr. Spears for the job he has done, not vilify him,” the lawyers wrote. “But the public does not know all the facts, and they have no right to know, so there will be no public redemption for Mr. Spears.”
Although Jamie agreed to step down, he wants to make it clear that he is not happy about it.
Britney Spears’ dad mentioned Lynne Spears repeatedly in the court documents
Throughout the court documents, Jamie Spears attacked his ex-wife and Britney’s mother, Lynne Spears. According to the Times report, over half of the document criticized Lynne.
“Instead of criticizing Mr. Spears, Lynne 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,” the document continued.
Jamie’s lawyers detailed what he did to support his daughter day and night; however, he lives across the country from her in a trailer in Kentwood, Louisiana. His court filing broadly criticized both Britney’s new lawyer and her mother. Although he plans to step down, the documents from the New York Times did not provide a time frame behind when he would.