- Britney Spears’ co-conservator, Jodi Montgomery, spoke out against Jamie Spears and his recent claims.
- People, citing court docs filed Friday, reported that Montgomery accused Jamie of using Britney’s funds for his legal defense.
- Britney requested for her conservatorship to be terminated in a bombshell hearing June 23.
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Britney Spears’ personal conservator, Jodi Montgomery, reportedly spoke out against Jamie Spears, Britney’s father, and claims he made about the pop star’s conservatorship.
In court documents filed Friday in Los Angeles court and viewed by People, Montgomery reportedly pushed back against Jamie Spears’ accusations that she is responsible for Britney’s alleged treatment in the conservatorship. Britney detailed her experiences in a bombshell court hearing on June 23, including allegations that the conservatorship won’t let the 39-year-old remove her IUD to have a child.
In court documents viewed by People, Montgomery reportedly alleged that Jamie used “more than $2 million of his daughter’s money” to fund his legal defense as a way to remain conservator of her estate.
“It is ironic that Mr. Spears now wants the conservatorship to ‘reflect her wishes,’ since it is no secret that Ms. Spears has wished her father out of her life for years,” the court documents read, People’s Katie Campione reported Friday.
In June, a judge denied Britney’s request to remove her father as her conservator, meaning Jamie and the financial firm Bessemer Trust would continue to split duties. Bessemer Trust later asked to withdraw as Britney’s conservator following her hearing and public outcry.
Following Britney’s hearing, Jamie and his attorneys argued in court documents that he has no current involvement in his eldest daughter’s “personal affairs” after Montgomery was assigned as a temporary conservator in September 2019.
“Ms. Montgomery has been fully in charge of Ms. Spears’ day-to-day personal care and medical treatment,” court documents viewed by Insider read. “Ms. Montgomery has made such decisions regarding Ms. Spears’ personal care and medical treatment in consultations with Mr. Ingham – and which consultations specifically excluded Mr. Spears.”
Montgomery said in court documents viewed by People that Jamie – who reportedly yelled “I am Britney” after securing the conservatorship – would have known about Britney’s life since Montgomery took over the conservatorship because “everything costs money,” People’s Campione reported.
“No expenditures can happen without going through Mr. Spears,” court documents viewed by People read. “Not every requested expenditure has been approved, leading to some of the concerns raised by Ms. Spears on June 23, 2021.”
The documents viewed by People reportedly continued that Montgomery and Jamie “should be working as a team to ensure that Ms. Spears’ best interests are being met, that she is on a path to recovery and termination of her conservatorship, and that she is living her best life possible. Instead, Mr. Spears has decided it is time to start the finger-pointing and media attacks.”
In a previous comment to Insider via email, a representative for Montgomery said: “Britney’s choice to marry and to start a family have never been impacted by the conservatorship while Ms. Montgomery has been conservator.”
Montgomery reportedly filed a petition on Wednesday to secure a guardian ad litem, or third-party advocate, to help Britney choose her own lawyer without undergoing a medical evaluation. Sam Ingham III was her court-appointed attorney, but he recently filed to resign.
Court documents viewed by People said that Britney “unequivocally disagrees” with Ingham’s request that his resignation begins “upon the appointment of new court-appointed counsel.”
The court filing viewed by People reportedly included screenshots that showed Britney, referred to as Jane Doe, asking Montgomery to continue as her co-conservator and asking for help getting a new attorney.
Representatives for Lauriann Wright, Montgomery’s lawyer; and Jamie Spears, respectively, did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment for this story.