In a court filing on Friday (August 6), Britney Spears’ father claimed there were “no grounds” to remove his conservatorship over his daughter.
In new documents obtained by The Guardian, Jamie Spears stated he had “dutifully and faithfully served as the conservator of his daughter’s estate without any blemishes on his record”.
The filing also claimed that Jodi Montgomery – Britney Spears‘ personal conservator – had made a “distraught” phone call to Jamie Spears, pleading him for help with his daughter’s mental health.
He added that he believed his daughter required a psychiatric hold.
“Ms. Montgomery explained that my daughter was not timely or properly taking her medications, was not listening to the recommendations of her medical team, and refused to even see some of her doctors,” stated Jamie Spears.
“Ms. Montgomery said she was very worried about the direction my daughter was heading in and directly asked for me help to address these issues.”
Montgomery responded that Spears had “misrepresented and manipulated” their conversation.
She countered that Britney’s mental health would improve if he was removed as her conservator.
Britney Spears has been under a court-appointed conservatorship since 2008. Her father was her sole conservator until 2019, when he gave up responsibility of her personal affairs.
The position was assumed by care professional Jodi Montgomery, but Jamie Spears remained conservator of his daughter’s estate and finances.
A court hearing is scheduled for September 29, to determine if Jamie Spears should be removed as conservator.
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