December 8, 2022


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Britney Spears’ father says ‘no grounds’ for his removal

LOS ANGELES – Britney Spears’ father said in a courtroom filing Friday that there are “no grounds whatsoever” for taking away him from the conservatorship that controls her income and affairs.

James Spears “has dutifully and faithfully served as the conservator of his daughter’s estate without having any blemishes on his report,” the filing said.

James Spears’ filing also says that courtroom-appointed professional Jodi Montgomery, who oversees Britney Spears’ lifetime selections when her father handles her income, named him, distraught, previous month and sought his aid with his daughter’s mental wellness struggles. Montgomery and her lawyer said in reaction that James Spears “misrepresented and manipulated” the connect with to use it to his very own gain.

James Spears’ filing came in reaction to courtroom papers submitted a working day previously by Britney Spears’ new lawyer Matthew Rosengart, which asked for an unexpected emergency hearing as before long as probable to suspend him from the conservatorship.


James Spears said Rosengart “does not (and are not able to) specify what the wrongdoing is” to prompt this kind of a suspension.

James Spears stepped aside from the aspect of the conservatorship that controls his daughter’s lifetime selections in 2019, with Montgomery taking in excess of, nevertheless her formal position continues to be temporary.

The allegations produced by Britney Spears at hearings in June and July that look to have spurred Rosengart’s connect with for her father’s elimination, like “serious allegations relating to compelled medical cure and treatment, poor medical treatment, and limitations on individual rights,” are “untested” and involve troubles that have very long been Montgomery’s responsibility, not his, said Jamie Spears’ filing.

James Spears says the connect with for his urgent elimination is “ironic” thinking of the connect with he received from Montgomery on July nine.


“Ms. Montgomery sounded extremely distraught and expressed how involved she was about my daughters’ recent habits and all round mental wellness,” James Spears said in a individual declaration bundled with his courtroom filing. “Ms. Montgomery spelled out that my daughter was not well timed or properly taking her medications, was not listening to the suggestions of her medical group, and refused to even see some of her medical doctors. Ms. Montgomery said she was extremely anxious about the direction my daughter was heading in and immediately requested for my aid to tackle these troubles.”

James Spears said they discussed the chance of hospitalizing Britney Spears on an unexpected emergency psychiatric keep.

Montgomery acknowledged, in a statement by means of her lawyer Lauriann Wright, obtaining problems about Britney Spears’ habits and mental wellness, but said James Spears’ stepping down would only aid.

The statement said “having her father Jamie Spears continuing to provide as her Conservator alternatively of a neutral professional fiduciary is obtaining a severe effects on Ms. Spears’ mental wellness.”


At no time through the cellphone connect with did Montgomery advise Britney Spears qualifies for a psychiatric keep, the statement said.

Montgomery attained out to Jamie Spears simply because she was involved that an investigation of Britney Spears’ allegations, which he was looking for, would be unsafe to her.

“The concern that Ms. Montgomery did raise to Mr. Spears through their telephone connect with is that forcing Ms. Spears to choose the stand to testify or to have her evaluated would shift the needle in the completely wrong direction for her mental wellness,” the statement said.

Montgomery was “saddened” that the connect with “is now remaining misrepresented and manipulated” by James Spears “to get some kind of tactical gain in the pending proceedings to get rid of him.”

The preventing among those people concerned in the conservatorship has developed progressively heated, and progressively community, given that Spears’ remarkable testimony at a hearing on June 23, when she instructed a choose “ I just want my lifetime back.”


A hearing to tackle Rosengart’s petition to get rid of James Spears is scheduled for Sept. 29, until the choose grants his request to keep one particular faster.


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