Britney Spears’ lawyer has filed a petition demanding that Jodi Montgomery become the singer’s permanent curator and that her father, Jamie Spears, resign from his post.
Jamie Spears has been his daughter’s curator since 2008 and briefly served as her sole curator in 2019 following the resignation of his former co-curator, Andrew Wallet. Later that same year, Jamie Spears took a break from controlling his estate due to his health, and Montgomery stepped in as the person’s temporary registrar.
In a petition filed Tuesday, Britney Spears’ attorney “called for the resignation” of Jamie Spears and asked Montgomery to return to the role permanently. The court was told last week that the singer’s lawyer was planning to file the petition.
Lawyers for Britney Spears and her father did not immediately return a request for comment on Thursday on the filing.
The singer, 39, has had a legal curator since her public collapse in 2007. A #FreeBritney movement gained popularity in 2019 after fans said Jamie Spears abused guardianship to maintain control over his daughter – allegations that he and his lawyers have it repeatedly. denied over the years.
Jamie Spears said he saved his daughter from the influences of exploitation and rid her estate of debt over the years.
In February, the family legal battle was featured in the New York Times documentary “Framing Britney Spears”. The film explored Britney Spears’ rise to stardom, the resulting media pressure, and “the staunch fan base who believe Spears should be released from tutelage,” the New York Times wrote.
Celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Valerie Bertinelli rallied around the pop star after the documentary was released.
Britney Spears has not spoken publicly about the guardianship since the documentary was released, but last month in court her lawyer said it was “no secret” that she didn’t want her father to be her. conservative.
Her most direct speech on the situation came in 2019, ahead of her request to be removed from her father, when she told fans that the “rumors” and “death threats” against her family were getting out of hand. Britney Spears has urged fans not to believe everything they hear and asked for her family’s privacy.
“My situation is unique, but I promise I’m doing the best right now,” she said. “You might not know this about me, but I am strong and I stand up for what I want!”