Britney Spears and Jodi Montgomery, her temporary curator, seem united in the idea that Spears’ father, Jamie, should be removed from guardianship in a move that is “in the best interests” of the 13-year-old arrangement. years.
In court documents obtained by Fox News Thursday, Montgomery argues that Jamie “shouldn’t continue to act like [Spears’] Curator of the Estate, because it is not in the best interest ”of the 39-year-old pop star.
Montgomery, to whom Spears has been both critical and supportive in recent proceedings, also said in the new case that “to further support the referral petition and the nomination petition, and in his role as manager of Spears in the matter, “she” respectfully notes “that Spears ‘own medical team” agrees that it is not in Spears’ best interest that Mr. [Jamie] to be and to remain Conservator of the Estate. “
“Ms. Spears also informed Ms. Montgomery that she wanted Mr. Spears to be removed from his position as registrar of the estate,” Montgomery insists in the legal memorandum.
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Much of the argument was also presented in a 127-page dossier obtained by Fox News on Monday which maintains the position that Spears’ medical staff would agree to Jamie being ousted from his 13-year job.
“Ms Spears’ doctors previously felt that the relationship between Ms Spears and her father had deteriorated to the point that the removal and replacement of Mr Spears as registrar of the estate was in the best interest. [Spears] », Indicates the file. “As recently as at the hearing on July 14, 2021, counsel for personal curator Jodi Montgomery stated unequivocally that this was a” strong recommendation from the medical team, that Mr. . Spears, her father, must be out of custody. ‘ “
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He injects additional support from others in Spears’ camp, including his mother Lynne Spears.
“The relief sought by this petition is supported by other interested parties, including Jodi Montgomery, Curator of the Person, and Lynne Spears, the petitioner’s mother, who all agree that the removal and replacement of Mr. Spears as as long as the registrar of the estate is in the best interests of the Registrar. “
His mother argued that since the guardianship was in place, the relationship between Spears and his father had reduced to fear and hatred of him because of his behavior. She said this behavior included constant threats, mistrust and her complete control over her daughter.
Lynne also said Jamie has full control over Spears’ money and healthcare decisions. She claimed Jamie hired a “sports enhancement” doctor who prescribed her daughter what she and others considered to be “inappropriate medication.”
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That doctor encouraged Spears to enter a health facility she didn’t want and threatened her with punishment if she didn’t stay for treatment, Lynne said.
“It is clear to me that James P. Spears is unable to put my daughter’s interests ahead of his both professionally and personally and that being and remaining a custodian of my daughter’s estate is not in the business. my daughter’s best interest, ”she said, according to the record.
Monday’s filing also offered to replace Jamie and appoint Jason Rubin, a certified public accountant, as the new trusteeship official, and asks Jamie to turn over his accounting records immediately.
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“If Mr. Spears disputes this petition, for an order suspending him as Registrar of the Estate and replacing him with Jason Rubin as Interim Registrar of the Estate; for an order directing James Spears to prepare and file his final accounts and to deliver the Estate to the successor appointed by the Court or other person legally entitled to it; and For any other orders and additional measures that the Court may deem just and appropriate ”, it reads.
Spears’ attorney, Mathew Rosengart, also told the court that Jamie’s chess moves robbed Spears of his “dignity, of his autonomy., and certain fundamental freedoms. “
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“For more than thirteen years, petitioner Britney Jean Spears … has endured a guardianship which, as far as James P. Spears is concerned … has become increasingly toxic and is simply no longer tenable,” the petition states.
David Aaro of Fox News contributed to this report.