The battle over ending Britney Spears’s court-ordered conservatorship became a bit more complicated on Friday after her father, Jamie Spears, filed a motion in a Los Angeles, California court claiming that there are “no grounds whatsoever” for removing him as Britney’s conservator, the Associated Press reported on Saturday.
Spears told the court that he “has dutifully and faithfully served as the conservator of his daughter’s estate without any blemishes on his record” and that his daughter’s guardian, Jodi Montgomery, called him on Monday in a panic over purported unstable behavior.
“Ms. Montgomery sounded very distraught and expressed how concerned she was about my daughters’ recent behavior and overall mental health,” James Spears said in a personal declaration included with his court filing. “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. Ms. Montgomery said she was very worried about the direction my daughter was heading in and directly asked for my help to address these issues.”
Montgomery, however, claims that Spears “misrepresented and manipulated” the call.
Throughout the summer, Britney has made “serious allegations regarding forced medical treatment and therapy, improper medical care, and limitations on personal rights” that are “untested,” and has – slowly – been opening up about her experiences with the public and her devoted fans.
Millions of people are part of the “Free Britney” movement, which frequently holds protests outside of courthouses demanding that Britney be set free and given permission to live her life on her own terms.
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