Britney Spears‘ conservator Jodi Montgomery is speaking out after a new filing from Jamie Spears, claiming she is responsible for Britney’s “difficulties and suffering.”
According to documents submitted to the court Wednesday, Jamie, 68, expressed his “concern” that Montgomery “does not reflect Ms. Spears’ wishes,” and wants the court to investigate.
But Montgomery responded in a lengthy statement from her attorney, revealing she has been “a tireless advocate” for Britney, 39, and urged how Jamie is charged with approving any and all expenditures as the controller of her estate.
In addition, Montgomery’s statement also revealed that she will be presenting a care plan to the court for “a path to terminate” the conservatorship.
“Ms. Spears told the Court on June 23 that she opposed being under a conservatorship and revealed her ongoing disputes with Ms. Montgomery about her medical treatment and other personal care issues,” read the filing from Jamie’s attorney Vivian Lee Thoreen.
“These statements contradict the notion that Ms. Spears would seek to have Ms. Montgomery appointed as her permanent Conservator of the Person.”
The filing continued by stating that Montgomery’s nomination as conservator was never signed by Britney and that all of her “day-to-day personal care and medical treatment” have been handled by Montgomery and not Jamie.
“Mr. Spears, therefore, was greatly saddened to hear of his daughter’s difficulties and suffering, and he believes that there must be an investigation into those claims,” the filing read.
But the statement from Montgomery’s attorney Lauriann Wright revealed that any expenditures made for Britney must be approved by Jamie.
“Practically speaking, since everything costs money, no expenditures can happen without going through Mr. Spears and Mr. Spears approving them,” Montgomery’s statement read.
“Ms. Montgomery has advocated on Britney’s behalf for any expenditures that Britney has requested as well as for expenditures recommended by Britney’s medical team.”
“Not every requested expenditure has been approved,” Montgomery’s statement continued. “Jamie Spears, as conservator of the estate, has a duty to make decisions in the best interests of the estate, and sometimes that has meant requested expenditures have been denied or limited.”
In his legal filing, Jamie also claimed that during the time he served as conservator of the person for Britney, “he did everything in his power to support and care for Ms. Spears’ well-being and personal decisions including marriage.”
“He never prevented Ms. Spears from getting married,” Jamie’s court filing states.
“If Britney needs any assistance with either, Ms. Montgomery has and will be there to provide any assistance needed to Britney,” Montgomery’s statement read. “Britney’s choice to marry and to start a family have never been impacted by the conservatorship while Ms. Montgomery has been conservator of the person.”
Montgomery’s statement ended by stating she is Britney’s “protector and advocate” while “honoring her wishes and seeing to her best interests.”
“It is her sincere personal wish that Britney continues to make meaningful progress in her well-being so that her conservatorship of the person can be terminated,” Montgomery’s statement read. “Ms. Montgomery looks forward to presenting a comprehensive Care Plan to the Court setting forth a path for termination of the conservatorship for Britney, and Ms. Montgomery looks forward to supporting Britney through that process.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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