Britney Spears' Lawyer Vows To Keep 'Vigorously' Investigating Her Dad
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Britney Spears has scored a massive win in the fight to control her own life.
Her father, Jamie, has announced he will step down as head of the pop star's conservatorship, which is something she has been campaigning for for years.
He cited the 'public battle with his daughter' as the reason for removing himself from the legal binding that allowed him to control nearly every facet of Britney's life.
While the battle has been won, the war isn't over, according to Britney's lawyer.
Mathew Rosengart said they aren't stopping just because they have achieved their main goal.
"We are pleased that Mr. Spears and his lawyer have today conceded in a filing that he must be removed. It is vindication for Britney," he said in a statement.
"We are disappointed, however, by their ongoing shameful and reprehensible attacks on Ms. Spears and others.
"We look forward to continuing our vigorous investigation into the conduct of Mr. Spears, and others, over the past 13 years, while he reaped millions of dollars from his daughter's estate, and I look forward to taking Mr. Spears's sworn deposition in the near future.
"In the interim, rather than making false accusations and taking cheap shots at his own daughter, Mr. Spears should remain silent and step aside immediately."
Britney told a court earlier this yea she wanted Jamie to be charged with conservatorship abuse.
He has been at the head of the legal ruling in some capacity since it was introduced in 2008 following her public mental health breakdown.
The 39-year-old opened up about how the conservatorship has been incredibly damaging to her physically, emotionally and professionally.
She told a Los Angeles court last month: "I am not perfect, but their goal was to make me feel crazy, and I'm not and that's not okay...I want an investigation into my dad."
It looks like her lawyer won't be stopping until they can have their day in court.
A statement released from Jamie's team explained they weren't forced to step down from the conservatorship he's instead doing it for 'the best interests' of Britney.
"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," the statement said.
"So even though he must contest this unjustified Petition 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 conservator."