Britney Spears's manager resigns amid conservatorship drama
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Pop icon Britney Spears's longtime manager Larry Rudolph has resigned amid the ongoing controversy surrounding her conservatorship. 

Rudolph, in a letter addressed to Spears's co-conservators Jamie Spears and Jodi Montgomery and obtained by Deadline, said that he is resigning after the singer said she is considering retirement.

“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,” Rudolph said, according to Deadline. “Earlier today, I became aware that Britney had been voicing her intention to officially retire.”


“As her manager, I believe it is in Britney’s best interest for me to resign from her team as my professional services are no longer needed," he continued. 

The news comes amid swirling controversy surrounding Spears, her father Jamie Spears and her conservatorship. 

Last week, a wealth management firm hired to oversee the conservatorship asked a Los Angeles court to allow it to withdraw from the arrangement following bombshell testimony from the singer about restrictions she said have been put on her life due to the legal arrangement. 

Bessemer Trust said in court documents that it would like to resign from co-conservatorship "due to changed circumstances." 

“As a result of the conservatee’s testimony at the June 23 hearing, however, Petitioner has become aware that the Conservatee objects to the continuance of her Conservatorship and desires to terminate the conservatorship,” Bessemer Trust wrote, according to The New York Times. “Petitioner has heard the Conservatee and respects her wishes.”

Spears in June gave blistering testimony to a judge about her conservatorship, saying among other things that she had been "traumatized" by the arrangement and left in "shock" by it. 


"I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive," Spears told the court in her first public remarks on the subject. "I don't feel like I can live a full life."

The "Womanizer" singer said that the conservatorship has prevented her from marrying her boyfriend and required her to use an IUD and undergo frequent psychiatric evaluations. 

Rudolph, who has represented Spears since the beginning of her career in the mid-1990s, said that he is not part of the conservatorship "nor its operations," according to Deadline. However, "management" was mentioned in the singer's testimony in June, the outlet noted. 

Spears's former manager finished his letter wishing her well. 

"I will always be incredibly proud of what we accomplished over our 25 years together. 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," Rudolph said, according to Deadline.