“It is amusing that Mr. Spears suddenly wants the conservatorship to’reflect her wishes,’ when it is no secret that Ms. Spears has wished her father out of her life for years,” Jodi Montgomery wrote in court papers filed Friday.
Jodi Montgomery, Britney Spears’ personal conservator, is criticising Jamie Spears for alleging that she won’t let him interact with his daughter or participate in decisions regarding her conservatorship.
Montgomery’s lawyer, Lauriann Wright, filed filings in Los Angeles court Friday accusing Britney’s father of attempting to blame Montgomery for the singer’s alleged treatment under her conservatorship, which was exposed during Britney’s explosive June 23 court appearance.
“It’s amusing that Mr. Spears suddenly wants the conservatorship to’reflect her wishes,’ when it’s no secret that Ms. Spears has wished her father out of her life for years,” she writes in the document.
Montgomery also claims, through her lawyer, that Jamie has spent “more than $2 million of his daughter’s money” defending himself in an attempt to keep conservatorship of her inheritance.
Because “everything costs money,” Montgomery claims in the complaint that Jamie cannot have been unaware of his daughter’s life for the past 21 months since Montgomery took over as conservator of her person.
“No expenses can be made without Mr. Spears’ approval,” she writes in the document, adding;
“Not every proposed expenditure has been granted, resulting in some of Ms. Spears’ concerns raised on June 23, 2021.”
Montgomery and Jamie are a couple “should be working together to ensure that Ms. Spears’ needs are fulfilled, that she is on the road to rehabilitation and the end of her conservatorship, and that she is enjoying her best life. Instead, Mr. Spears has decided it’s time to start pointing fingers and attacking the media” Montgomery argues in a court document.
After her longstanding court-appointed counsel Sam Ingham III petitioned the court to retire, Montgomery filed a petition for a guardian ad litem – a third-party advocate — to aid her in picking her own lawyer without having to undergo a medical evaluation.
Spears “unequivocally disagrees” with Ingham’s request that his resignation take effect “upon the appointment of new court-appointed counsel,” according to Montgomery and her lawyer in the petition.
“She wants to choose her own counsel after 13 years of court-appointed counsel,” the document adds.
“At the June 23, 2021 hearing, Ms. Spears addressed the Court and emphasised her desire to choose her own counsel without having to undergo a second medical evaluation.”
Montgomery’s court statement contained screenshots of Spears, who is described as Jane Doe, texting her and saying;
“I require your continued participation as a co-conservator of persons. I’m requesting your help in finding a new counsel.”
Britney’s conservatorship case has been increasing since she informed the court in a shocking speech that she had no idea she could file to stop it.
“I’m looking for changes, and I’m deserving of them. I was told that I would have to sit down and be re-evaluated “She went on to confront the judge directly in court. “Ma’am, I had no idea I could petition to have the conservatorship lifted. That was something I had no idea about.”
“To be honest, I don’t believe I owe anyone an evaluation,” she continued. “I’ve already accomplished much too much.”
Larry Rudolph, Spears’ manager, quit earlier this week, citing the singer’s wish to leave the music industry.
Bessemer Trust, which had been named as a co-conservator of Spears’ estate in November 2020, withdrew from their position last week, expressing Spears’ intention to exit the conservatorship in its entirety.
Jamie representative did not respond to CN News request for a comment on the allegations right away.