- Britney Spears’ dad submitted a new court filing on Thursday, refuting his daughter’s testimony.
- His lawyers wrote that Spears is “directing her anger towards the wrong person.”
- They said it’s “unclear whether [she] knows or remembers” that other people were involved in “everything she is complaining about.”
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Britney Spears’ dad, Jamie, filed a new response to the popstar’s formal request to have him immediately removed from her conservatorship. Though Jamie told the court he would eventually step down, he also used the filing to refute several assertions made in both Britney’s bombshell testimony and a sworn statement filed to the court by his ex-wife Lynne.
“To the extent that Ms. Spears is upset with being admitted to the treatment facility, her medication, or her specific treatment plan, she is directing her anger towards the wrong person,” the filing from Jamie’s lawyers said.
The filing continued in parentheses: “At present, it is unclear whether Ms. Spears knows or remembers the extent to which Jodi Montgomery, Sam Ingham, and the medical team were involved in everything she is complaining about.”
During her June 23 testimony, Britney said she was unexpectedly put on a new medication that she “never wanted to be on,” saying Jamie was the “one who approved all of it.” The singer also said she was told by her dad that she had failed a “psych test,” which resulted in her being sent to a “small rehab program.”
“I cried on the phone for an hour and he loved every minute of it,” Britney said. “The control he had over someone as powerful as me – he loved the control to hurt his own daughter, 100,000%. He loved it.”
In his new court filing, Jamie appeared to refute this account of events. He says Britney’s personal conservator Jodi Montgomery, her court-appointed lawyer Sam Ingham, and other “medical professionals” were the ones “handling her medical care.”
Britney Spears’ lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, did not immediately return Insider’s request for comment on this assertion.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter after the initial filing, Rosengart said Spears’ legal team was “pleased” Jamie and his lawyers “conceded that he must be removed,” and called the move “vindication for Britney.”
“We are disappointed, however, by their ongoing shameful and reprehensible attacks on Ms. Spears and others,” the statement said.
You can read the full court filing from Jamie Spears below, and see all the latest updates in the conservatorship case here. The next hearing is currently scheduled for September 29, at which point the judge overseeing the conservatorship case will make a ruling on this latest series of petitions and statements.