Jamie Spears claims Britney’s court-appointed conservator Jodi Montgomery and attorney Sam Ingham III were responsible for stripping the popstar’s personal and medical autonomy.
Britney’s father submitted a filing to the court that alleges Montgomery and Ingham III have disallowed him from communicating with the singer and kept him out of any decisions regarding her personal life, including preventing Britney from marrying her boyfriend Sam Asghari and removing her IUD so she could get pregnant.
“Ms. Montgomery has been fully in charge of Ms. Spears’ personal care and medical treatment in consultations with Mr. Ingham – and which consultations specifically excluded Mr. Spears. Mr. Spears, therefore, was greatly saddened to hear of his daughter’s difficulties and suffering, and he believes that there must be an investigation into those claims,” the court filing states.
In a rebuttal statement, Montgomery’s lawyer Lauriann Wright asserted that her client has “unequivocally been a tireless advocate for Britney and for her well-being,” and the conservatorship is set up to include multiple layers of protection.
“Ms. Montgomery is a licensed private professional fiduciary who, unlike family members who serve as conservators, is required to follow a Code of Ethics,” the statement says. “While she does not control Britney’s financial assets, she is responsible for her personal care, and if Britney wants any issue brought up to the Court, Ms. Montgomery is and has always been ready, willing, and able to do so.”
It goes on to outline that Montgomery assembled a medical team for Britney’s care that has a primary goal of assisting and encouraging Spear’s path to no longer needing a conservatorship. The statement also took aim at Britney’s testimony that the conservatorship was blocking her attempts at marriage and pregnancy.
“If Britney needs any assistance with [family planning], Ms. Montgomery has and will be there to provide any assistance needed to Britney,” the statement read. “Britney’s choice to marry and to start a family have never been impacted by the conservatorship while Ms. Montgomery has been conservator of the person.”
The singer’s plea to have her father removed from the conservatorship was denied by a judge on Wednesday.
“The conservator’s request to suspend James P. Spears immediately upon the appointment of Bessemer Trust Company of California as sole conservator of estate is denied without prejudice,” the court documents said.