Britney Spears is on the verge of being free of her father, Jamie Spears, as he's agreed to step down as her conservator.
The decision is a huge development for Britney and her quest to end the conservatorship.
TMZ obtained court documents being filed by Jamie's lawyer. In them, Jamie maintains that he's done nothing wrong throughout the course of the 13-year conservatorship, but agrees that it's time to go, essentially citing the growing #FreeBritney movement as a primary reason.
"There are, in fact, no actual grounds for suspending or removing Mr. Spears as the Conservator of the Estate … and it is highly debatable whether a change in conservator at this time would be in Ms. Spears' best interests," the court docs say. "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. 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."
Interestingly, it was just last week that a judge denied Brit's request to remove her dad from the conservatorship. Britney and her lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, have already said they want Jason Rubin to be named her estate conservator.
In the new documents, Jamie denied the pop star's accusation that he forced her to perform, and he attacked Britney's mom, Lynne Spears, claiming she's been absent from her daughter's life for more than a decade. According to various reports over the years, Britney has no relationship whatsoever with her mother. As she's testified in court, Brit also has a vile relationship with her dad.
Jamie did not end the filing without a self-congratulatory pat on the back, saying Britney was in dire need of help when he took over her life in 2008.
"Not only was she suffering mentally and emotionally, she was also being manipulated by predators and in financial distress. Mr. Spears came to his daughter's rescue to protect her," the docs said.
The "Toxic" singer's lawyer didn't seem to bat an eye at Jamie's newest legal move, and he urged Britney's father to leave his conservatorship post immediately.
"We are pleased but not necessarily surprised that Mr. Spears and his lawyer finally recognize that he must be removed. We are disappointed, however, by their ongoing shameful and reprehensible attacks on Ms. Spears and others," he told TMZ in a statement. "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 step aside immediately."