- 30 Jul 21
Jodi Montgomery, Britney's conservator, has also supported the move to remove Jamie Spears from the singer's conservatorship
Britney Spears’ doctors support her petition to have her father, Jamie Spears, removed from her conservatorship.
According to legal documents reportedly seen by The Blast, Britney's current conservator, Jodi Montgomery, says she supports the petition to have Jamie removed from the conservatorship, and that her medical team agree with this action.
The petition to remove Jamie as conservator of Britney's estate and finances was filed by her new lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, on July 26th, and asks the court to exercise their power to remove a conservator if it “is in the best interests” of the conservatee. He has asked that Jamie be replaced by a certified public accountant from California, Jason Rubin.
Today's filing from Montgomery reportedly reads: "Ms. Montgomery respectfully notes that Ms. Spears’s medical team agrees that it is not in the best interest of (Britney) for Mr. Spears to be and remain Conservator of the Estate."
Montgomery is also in favour of appointing Rubin as conservator of Britney's estate, which includes cash assets of €2.4 million ($2.7 million) and non-cash assets of more than £48 million ($57 million).
Having served as the conservator of Britney's person since 2019, when Jamie was forced to step down due to his health, Montgomery has previously criticised his calls for an investigation into Britney’s conservatorship, following her explosive testimony in June. Montgomery said Jamie’s request was just an "attempt to clear his name".
The two also clashed over a request by Montgomery for increased security measures after she allegedly received death threats in the wake of Britney's testimony. Jamie has challenged the request, saying it is "too vague and open-ended, and improperly and inexplicably seeks to shifts the burden of ensuring her safety to Mr. Spears".
Britney's case has shone a light of the many issues with conservatorships as a whole, and prompted two members of US Congress, Republican Nancy Mace and Democrat Charlie Crist, to propose a bill to reform the system.
They have put forward legislation that would allow Britney and other conservatees to request their judge-appointed conservator be replaced with either a public guardian designated by the state, a family member or a private agent.
Currently, those in conservatorships must prove in court that fraud or abuse has occurred to have their conservator replaced.
The next hearing date for Britney Spears' conservatorship case is September 29th.