Mathew Rosengart says Jamie Spears is trying to "hold his daughter hostage by setting the terms of his removal" from her longstanding conservatorship.
Weeks after Britney Spears’ father announced in a court filing he’d be willing to step away from her conservatorship at some point, the singer is again telling an L.A. judge that he needs to be removed as soon as possible.
In a supplemental petition to suspend and remove Jamie Spears filed Tuesday (Aug. 31), Britney’s attorney argues that an Aug. 12 filing is further proof Jamie is concerned about his own well-being instead of his daughter’s.
“The thrust of his response is that although (i) he expressly recognizes that a ‘public battle’ regarding his departure would not be in Ms. Spears’s best interests and (ii) for that reason, he even intends to support ‘an orderly transition,’ his idea of ‘orderly’ is to hang on until someone first brands him ‘father of the year’ and awards him a gold star for his ‘service,'” writes Rosengart in the filing, which is embedded below. “In other words, although Mr. Spears has, at last, been forced to recognize that it is best for his daughter if he departs now, he claims the right to drag his feet because it is best for him to cling to this conservatorship until he feels sufficiently-vindicated.”