(CNN) — After months of public pressure from supporters of Britney SpearsJamie Spears, the singer’s father, noted in a legal response Thursday that he intends to resign as guardian of the artist’s estate, according to a prepared copy of the response obtained by CNN.
“In fact, there is no real reason to suspend or remove Mr. Spears as guardian of the estate” and “it is highly debatable whether a change of guardian at this time would be in the best interest of Ms. Spears,” the document states. .
“However, even when Mr. Spears is the relentless target of unwarranted attacks, he does not believe that a public battle with his daughter for her continued service as her guardian is in her best interest,” the legal response continues. “So, while he must challenge this unwarranted request 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 guardian.”
The move comes days after Judge Brenda Penny rejected a petition filed by Britney Spears’ attorney, Mathew Rosengart, to move a hearing of September 29 on the case until Aug. 23 in an effort to remove his father as guardian as soon as possible.
“We are pleased that Mr. Spears and his attorney have admitted today in a docket that he should be dismissed. It is a vindication for Britney. However, we are disappointed by her constant shameful and reprehensible attacks on Ms. Spears and others,” he added Mat Rosengart, Britney Spears’ attorney, in a statement to CNN.
“We look forward to continuing our vigorous investigation into the conduct of Mr. Spears and others, over the past 13 years, as he reaped millions of dollars from his daughter’s estate, and I look forward to taking Mr. Spears’s affidavit in the near future, at Instead of making false accusations and low shots at his own daughter, Mr. Spears should remain silent and step aside immediately. “
Mr. Spears has served as co-guardian of his daughter’s multi-million dollar estate for more than a decade. During a hearing in July, Britney Spears said she wanted to press charges against her father for “abuse of guardianship” and called the 13-year agreement “bloody cruelty.”
Jamie Spears defended his actions as guardian of his estate in his response Thursday, calling for an orderly transition to a new guardian following the resolution of some outstanding issues in the case.
“When these matters are resolved, Mr. Spears will be in a position to step aside. But there are no pressing circumstances that would justify the immediate suspension of Mr. Spears,” the document says. “An orderly transition based on cooperation would certainly be best for Ms. Spears. Regardless of his formal title, Mr. Spears will always be Ms. Spears’s father, he will always love her unconditionally, and will always see her for her best. interests”.
The case has been closely monitored by followers of the #FreeBritney movement, which began in 2009, due to concerns about the pop star’s long-standing guardianship. “Framing Britney Spears”, a documentary from New York Times Released in February, it drew attention to both the movement and the legal battle.