Britney Spears' father says in new court filing he 'did everything in his power to support and care for her'06/30/2021
Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, responded to the pop star’s explosive court testimony in new court documents Wednesday.
Lawyers for Jamie Spears, who has not acted as the conservator of his daughter’s personal affairs since 2019, noted that Jodi Montgomery, who currently does, is the one in charge of the singer’s mental and physical well-being.
Unlike Montgomery, Jamie Spears “does not speak or meet with Ms. Spears’ medical team, and he is not permitted to nor does he have the opportunity to provide any input into his daughter’s current medical treatment, diagnosis or therapy,” the paperwork reads. “Nor does Mr. Spears participate in or discuss Ms. Spears’ personal affairs with her, such as issues related to her self-care, marriage, and reproductive desire.”
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Due to the allegations Britney Spears made at last week’s hearing, attorneys for Jamie Spears, who noted that he does not wish to serve as the conservator of his daughter’s person, said he’s “concerned” about her management and care.
“Based on Ms. Spears’ statements to the Court on June 23, 2021, it is unclear whether it is appropriate for Ms. Montgomery to serve in that role or for that matter, whether the continued conservatorship of Ms. Spears’ person is appropriate,” the court documents state.
Since 2008, a conservatorship has been in place that prevents Britney Spears, 39, from making any decisions about her personal or financial affairs. At a court hearing last week, the pop star pleaded with a judge to end the conservatorship, adding that she has been mistreated, forced to work against her will, and prevented from getting married or having another child. She also said she wasn’t aware that she could petition to end the conservatorship — she has yet to do so.
“I’ve lied and told the whole world I’m OK and I’m happy. It’s a lie,” the singer said. “I’ve been in denial. I’ve been in shock. I am traumatized. I’m not happy. I can’t sleep. I’m so angry it’s insane. And I’m depressed. I cry every day.”
Attorneys for Jamie Spears, who currently serves as co-conservator of his daughter’s estate, stated that when he was the conservator of her person, he “did everything in his power to support and care for Ms. Spears’ well-being and her personal decisions.” To that end, they noted that Britney Spears became engaged to Jason Trawick in 2011. Though the singer and Trawick split in 2013 without marrying, Trawick served as a co-conservator of the person, along with Jamie Spears, from 2012-2013.
“As the record in this matter evidences, Mr. Spears has dutifully served in various conservator roles for over thirteen years on behalf of his daughter, whom he loves unconditionally,” the paperwork states.
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