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Britney Spears’ co-conservator accuses singer’s father of trying to shift blame

By | Published on Wednesday 14 July 2021

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Britney Spears’ co-conservator Jodi Montgomery has accused the singer’s father, and fellow co-conservator, Jamie Spears of attempting to shift accusations made by his daughter onto her.

Spears, of course, recently claimed in court that the conservatorship that has been in control of her financial and personal affairs for thirteen years was “abusive”, and particularly singled out her father as not acting in her best interests.

Jamie Spears then requested that the court overseeing the case launch an investigation into his daughter’s various claims, suggesting that many of the things she said had happened were out of his control. He is currently conservator of her estate, but many of his daughter’s issues were with her medical and personal care, which come under Montgomery’s remit, he said.

According to The Blast, in a new legal filing Montgomery says that Jamie Spears’ request for an investigation is a “thinly veiled attempt to clear his name” and “defend himself against his daughter’s accusations”. She says that the court “should not take his bait”, and at the very least should not agree to anything until Britney has a new lawyer in place – her long-time court-appointed attorney Sam Ingham having recently resigned.

Montgomery also says that her focus is now on getting Britney out of the conservatorship entirely, stating: “To that end, Ms Montgomery is currently preparing a comprehensive care plan with Ms Spears’ medical team that will address all the issues raised by Ms Spears that relate to her conservatorship of the person under Ms Montgomery’s tenure as her conservator”.

“This comprehensive care plan will not just answer any questions about Ms Montgomery’s tenure”, the legal filing goes on, “but will also offer Ms Spears a path to ending her conservatorship, as she unequivocally desires”.