Britney Spears’ long-time manager Larry Rudolph has resigned as the pop star’s manager. Rudolph wrote a letter to Britney’s conservators, stating he hadn’t talked to the 39-year-old in two-and-a-half years and it is in her best interest that he resign. The news comes amid Spears’ court battle to end her conservatorship.
In the letter, which was obtained by an outsource media Rudolph said he “became aware that Britney had been voicing her intention to officially retire.”
“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,” Rudolph said in the letter, which was addressed to Jamie Spears and Jodi Montgomery, co-executors of the star’s estate.
As conservators, they control much of Britney’s life – and the mother of two has called the situation “abusive.” Last month, Spears spoke in court about the conservatorship, alleging she was forced to perform, forced to keep an IUD in so she didn’t get pregnant and was put on unnecessary drugs.
In his letter, Rudolph said he was originally hired at Britney’s request to help manage and assist her with her career. He has worked for Britney since 1995 – except for a period in 2007 and 2008, according to Deadline.
Rudolph said “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.”