Britney Spears’ personal conservator, Jodi Montgomery, is complaining about Jamie Spears for claiming that she will not allow him to communicate with her daughter or be involved in decisions related to her conservatory.
In documents filed in Los Angeles court Friday by Montgomery’s attorney, Lauriann Wright, the conservator condemns Britney’s father for trying to accuse Montgomery of the singer’s alleged treatment during her conservatory, which was revealed during Britney’s explosive court hearing on June 23.
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Through his lawyer, Montgomery also claims that Jamie has spent “more than $ 2 million of her daughter’s money” to defend herself in an attempt to remain the custodian of her property.
A representative of Jamie did not immediately respond to HUMAN’s request for comment on the allegations.
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Montgomery claims in the filing that it is impossible for Jamie to be ignorant of his daughter’s life for the past 21 months (since Montgomery took over as curator of her persona) as “everything costs money.”
“No expense can be made without going through Mr. Spears,” she continues in the document, adding, “Not all of the requested expenses have been approved, leading to some of the concerns raised by Mrs. Spears on June 23, 2021.”
Montgomery and Jamie “should work as a team to ensure that Mrs Spears’ best interests are met, that she is on the road to recovery and termination of her conservatory, and that she lives her best life possible. “Spears has decided it’s time to start finger pointing and the media attacks,” Montgomery claims in court.
On Wednesday, Montgomery filed a petition with a guardian ad litem – a third-party lawyer – to help the pop star choose her own lawyer without having to undergo a medical evaluation, after her longtime lawyer Sam Ingham III asked the court to resign.
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In the filing, Montgomery and her attorney say Spears “unequivocally disagrees” with Ingham’s request for his resignation to take effect “after the appointment of a new court-appointed attorney.”
“After 13 years of lawyer being appointed by the court, she wants to choose her own lawyer,” the document reads. “At the hearing on June 23, 2021, Ms. Spears addressed the Court and repeatedly expressed her desire to choose her own attorney without further medical consideration.”
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The Montgomery lawsuit included screenshots in which Spears – listed as Jane Doe – texted her and said, “I need you to be like my persona. I’m asking you for help getting a new lawyer.” (Montgomery announced Tuesday that she would not resign as Spears had asked her to stay.)
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The court battle over Britney’s conservatory has escalated since she told the court in a bombing testimony that she never knew she could file to end it.
“I want changes, I deserve changes. I was told I should be put down and re-evaluated,” she said in court, continuing to speak directly to the judge. “Madam, I did not know I could ask for the conservatory to be closed. I honestly did not know.”
“Honestly, I do not think I owe anyone to be evaluated,” she added. “I’ve done more than enough.”
Earlier this week, Larry Rudolph resigned as Spears’ manager, citing the singer’s desire to retire from music. And last week, the Bessemer Trust, which was elected as co-conservator of Spears’ property back in November 2020, resigned their position citing her desire to close the conservatory in general.