Britney Spears' Manager Of 25 Years Suggests She's Retiring In Resignation

Ever since her bombshell court testimony on June 23, it's become apparent just how restrictive the conservatorship arrangement Britney Spears has lived under for the past 13 years has been for the pop star.

Her fans and supporters have long suspected that her father Jamie and his co-conservators have maintained the arrangement as a means to control and exploit Spears. However, her revelations that she has involuntarily been outfitted with a birth control device and that's she's been made to perform while sick seemed to confirm the worst fears of those involved in the "free Britney" movement.

And while that conservatorship remains as-is at the time of this writing, Spears' now-former manager suggests that she's nonetheless seeking an end to her career.

Since 1995, entertainment manager Larry Rudolph has had a guiding role in Spears' career, including in the years following the emergence of her conservatorship arrangement.

However, in a letter obtained by Deadline, Rudolph informed both her father and a convervator named Jodi Montgomery that he is formally resigning from this long-time position, stating that his services are no longer required.

As for why that is, Rudolph suggested that Spears is on the cusp of retirement.

As he wrote, "It has been over 2 1/2 years since Britney and I last communicated, at which time she informed me she wanted to take an indefinite work hiatus. Earlier today, I became aware that Britney had been voicing her intention to officially retire."

Given the terms of her conservatorship, however, it's unclear whether Spears will even be able to do this.

As Insider reported, a Los Angeles court denied Spears' request to remove her father as a conservator, apparently on the grounds that they consider Spears unable to manage her finances "or to resist fraud and undue influences."

So barring any unforeseen legal maneuvers, it seems that Spears' conservatorship arrangement will remain in place until at least September of this year.

For his part, Rudolph denies any role in the conservatorship or its operations.

Although Deadline reported that Spears stated that her management has threatened to sue her and pressured her into a 2018 tour she wanted no part of, it's unclear whether these statements refer to Rudolph, her separate business manager, or a different party entirely.

Nonetheless, Rudolph closed his resignation letter by saying he's proud of what they accomplished over the past 25 years and further said, "I wish Britney all the health and happiness in the world, and I’ll be there for her if she ever needs me again, just as I always have been."

h/t: Deadline

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