Britney Spears is feeling stronger amid her recent team shakeup.
After Larry Rudolph stepped down as manager this week, in addition to his lawyer Samuel D. Ingham III asking not to continue representing her, a source related to the pop star exclusively told E! News on July 7 that Britney feels these moves are steps in the right direction.
“She finally feels hopeful about the future,” shares the source. “She believes that people are resigning because they know she is telling the truth. She is relieved that her attorney has resigned and hopes that if she is able to choose her own attorney, it means that the judge is leaning toward ending the guardianship.” .
The insider continues, “She is trying to be patient and see what happens. She is happy that things are starting to happen and that the truth has finally come out.”
Paperwork obtained by E! News, on Tuesday, July 6, stated that Samuel, who has served as the star’s attorney since his conservatorship began in 2008, “hereby resigns as court-appointed attorney” for the 39-year-old singer.
This followed Britney’s longtime manager Larry announcing his resignation on Monday, July 5 after 25 years of working with her. According Deadline, her decision stemmed from Britney’s decision to “officially retire” from the stage.
Meanwhile, after money management firm Bessemer Trust asked to resign last week as Britney’s co-guardian of finances, her father, Jamie Spears, will remain sole decision-maker in that role.
On Wednesday, June 23, Britney gave passionate public testimony at the court hearing about her guardianship status. During her deposition, she pleaded with the court to end the guardianship, saying in part, “I have done nothing in the world to deserve this treatment.”