Britney Spears' father has agreed to step down from his long time role as conservator of his daughter's estate.
Jamie Spears says he doesn't want a "public battle" with the singer, who's previously described the legal arrangement controlling her affairs as humiliating and abusive.
He says he's been the target of "unjustified attacks" but is preparing for an "orderly transition".
He says he will only step away from his daughter's conservatorship when there is a "definite plan" in place.
During the course of the public battle several stars have voiced their support for the singer.
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Statement from solicitor Mathew Rosengart: "James P. Spears agrees to be removed as Britney's conservator. I announced in Court on July 14 that, after 13 years of the status quo, it was time for Mr. Spears to be suspended or removed as conservator and that my firm and I would move aggressively and expeditiously for that outcome.
"Twelve days later, my firm filed a Petition for Mr. Spears’s suspension and removal based on strong, insurmountable legal grounds, which were unequivocally supported by the law and all parties involved, including Jodi Montgomery, Britney Spears, and her medical team.
"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. 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."