Britney Spears’ long-time manager Larry Rudolph resigned on Monday after controversies escalated regarding the American singer and songwriter’s ongoing conservatorship with her father Jamie Spears and she expressed an intention to officially retire, Deadline reported.
In a letter addressed to Spears’ father and her court-appointed care manager Jodi Montgomery, as co-executors of her estate, Rudolph wrote that it has been two-and-a-half years since he last communicated with the pop singer, at which time she had informed him about wanting to take an ‘indefinite work hiatus’.
“Earlier today, I became aware that Britney had been voicing her intention to officially retire,” he continued.
“As you know, I have never been a part of the conservatorship nor its operations, so I am not privy to many of these details. I was originally hired at Britney’s request to help manage and assist her with her career. And 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 further said.
Rudolph has been Spears’ main manager since the early years of her career in the 1990s. “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,” he wrote.
According to the Deadline report, in 2019, Spears had suddenly pulled out of her Las Vegas residency stating she was going on a “hiatus” citing her father’s health issues.
Rudolph’s resignation comes amidst the court case that 39-year-old Spears is fighting to end her “abusive” 13-year-old conservatorship under her father.
In 2008, at the age of 26, Spears entered into a temporary conservatorship or guardianship with her father following her public meltdowns. It gave her father, Jamie Spears, control over her financial affairs, estate, and her personal life.
Recently, on June 23, the singer addressed the court on the issue of her conservatorship. “I’ve been in shock. I am traumatized. I just want my life back,” she said. It was the first time she spoke on the matter in a long time.
However, a week later, on June 30, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge once again denied Britney Spears’ request to have her father Jamie Spears removed from her conservatorship. The court denied the request observing that it found Spears to be “substantially unable to manage her financial resources or to resist fraud or undue influence.”
Through all this time, Rudolph had remained as her manager and Spears released multiple albums and went on world tours.