It has been revealed in new court papers that Britney Spears personal conservator, Jodi Montgomery, claimed that her father used $2million of his daughter’s fund to pay for his own court defence.
In 2008, the singer’s management was placed in the hands of her legal guardians in an arrangement known as conservatorship after the singer’s mental health issues unfurled publicly.
Under U.S law, a conservatorship is defined as “the appointment of a guardian or a protector by a judge to manage the financial affairs and/or daily life of another person due to old age or physical or mental limitations.”
Thus, following the 2008 ruling, Britney Spears’s father, Jamie Spears, has been in control of her estate and management. In recent years, however, the singer has been attempting to legally dismiss him from the role and retain control of her own affairs.
This prolonged legal battle gained media traction once the documentary, Framing Britney Spears, was released earlier this year and the fan movement #FreeBritney started gaining even more followers.
Since the case entered court recently more and more details have surfaced, and the latest claims alleged that Jamie Spears actually used conservatorship money to fund his own defence.
The court papers read, “It is ironic that Mr. Spears now wants the conservatorship to ‘reflect her wishes,’ since it is no secret that Ms. Spears has wished her father out of her life for years.” Adding, the accusation that he has used “more than $2 million of his daughter’s money” to defend his position in controlling her estate.
The court papers also report that Montgomery has stated that she and Jamie “should be working as a team to ensure that Ms. Spears’ best interests are being met, that she is on a path to recovery and termination of her conservatorship, and that she is living her best life possible. Instead, Mr. Spears has decided it is time to start the finger-pointing and media attacks.”
The filing for the court case reads, “After 13 years of court-appointed counsel, she wants to select her own counsel. At the hearing on June 23, 2021, Ms. Spears addressed the Court and repeatedly expressed her desire to select her own counsel, without an additional medical evaluation.”
As this news is only recently broken, Jamie Spears and his representatives are yet to comment, but more is expected to follow soon as court proceedings continue to unfurl.