Britney Spears fans celebrate as father Jamie Spears agrees to step down from conservatorship: ‘Victory’

Jamie Spears will work ‘to prepare for an orderly transition to a new conservator’

Clémence Michallon
New York City
Thursday 12 August 2021 23:07

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Britney Spears’ fans erupted in virtual cheers after it was announced that her father Jamie Spears has agreed to step down from the conservatorship.

Jamie Spears (whose legal name is James Spears) says he “intends to work with the Court and his daughter’s new attorney to prepare for an orderly transition to a new conservator”, TMZ first reported on Thursday (12 August), citing new legal documents.

Britney Spears denounced the conservatorship in an emotional court address in June, telling a judge she wants the system to end and describing it as “abusive”. Jamie Spears has defended the conservatorship as being necessary and said in a filing earlier this month he has “dutifully and faithfully served as the conservator of his daughter’s estate without any blemishes on his record”.

Actor Jude Demorest said she was “sitting in a restaurant in LA right now and a man yells ‘Britney’s freeeeee! Britney’s free everybody!’ and the whole restaurant cheered.”

Dionne Warwick tweeted shortly after the news broke: “It’s wonderful so many have supported Britney! I’ve just heard the news! Wonderful things can happen when we stand together… but not too close because I have just learned that some of you do not bathe.”

“BRITNEY’S FREEDOM IS CLOSER THAN EVER AND WE LOVE THAT FOR HER” a fan wrote.

Someone else simply shared the word “VICTORY” next to a gif of the singer.

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