Britney Spears's father says every decision he's made was in her 'best interest'
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Britney Spears's father is defending himself in the wake of backlash over a new documentary about his daughter, telling CNN through his attorney that decisions he made for her were in her “best interest.”

"Jamie is not suggesting that he is the perfect dad or that he would receive any 'Father of the Year' award," Jamie Spears’s attorney, Vivian Lee Thoreen, told the network on Friday. "Like any parent, he doesn't always see eye-to-eye on what Britney may want. But Jamie believes every single decision he has made has been in her best interest."

After the New York Times's "Framing Britney Spears" premiered last month, the legendary pop singer's fans have called the intentions of her father into question. Jamie Spears has served as the court-appointed conservator for his daughter's estate since 2008, but the singer is working to remove him from his role.


During a recent court hearing, Jamie Spears petitioned to retain his role as sole conservator of his daughter's estate; however, Thoreen argued that he would like to be able to eventually relinquish his power entirely, CNN reports.

"[Jamie] would love nothing more than to see Britney not need a conservatorship," Thoreen told CNN. "Whether or not there is an end to the conservatorship really depends on Britney. If she wants to end her conservatorship, she can file a petition to end it."

Earlier this month, a judge ruled in favor of the "Oops I Did it Again" singer, reducing her father's power by making him co-conservator alongside wealth investment firm Bessemer Trust. Spears petitioned last year to have her father’s conservatorship nixed entirely, which was ultimately shot down by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge.

Spears is now requesting that Bessemer Trust be made the sole conservator of her estate. The next court hearing for the ongoing battle is slated for next month.

Thoreen said Spears believes his actions have benefitted his daughter, despite any strain their relationship may have.

Jamie Spears argued that since gaining conservatorship after Britney was hospitalized with mental health issues over a decade ago, the estate has gone from being in debt to being worth more than $60 million, CBS News reports.

Thoreen did not immediately respond to The Hill's request for comment.