Now that everyone finally knows how Britney Spears actually feels about her conservatorship and what it's been like living under it for 13 years, the in-fighting and laying-of-blame has begun among those involved in running the Spears conservatorship. Now, after her father, Jamie Spears, accused co-conservator Jodi Montgomery of being to blame for Spears not being able to marry or have her IUD removed, Montgomery has responded to his claims.
It was just about a week ago that Britney Spears made a testimony in open court, finally speaking up about her allegations of rampant abuse by her dad and those he's appointed to care for her during his many years as one of her co-conservators. Her claims shocked many, and included the assertion that Spears has wanted to marry her boyfriend, Sam Asghari, and begin a family with him, but that she hasn't been allowed to either marry or have her IUD removed so that she could try to get pregnant.
According to Page Six, after Spears' many bombshells dropped, the elder Spears filed court documents which allege that Jodi Montgomery, the care manager who was assigned to temporarily take over as the conservator of Britney Spears' person (meaning that she's in charge of Spears' daily care and medical treatment), is to blame for the terrible treatment that the pop superstar claimed she'd undergone during her conservatorship. Now, Montgomery's attorney, LaurieAnn Wright, has responded with a statement issued to the outlet, and it notes, in part:
Britney’s choice to marry and to start a family [has] never been impacted by the conservatorship while Ms. Montgomery has been conservator of the person. I can state unequivocally that Jodi Montgomery has been a tireless advocate for Britney and for her well-being. 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.
While it's hard for anyone not involved in the case of Britney Spears' conservatorship to truly know what's going on behind the scenes, Jodi Montgomery's lawyer is clearly stating that none of the blame for Spears feeling like she's enduring a situation close to "sex trafficking" is on Montgomery or the work she's done as conservator of Spears' person. Two things are probably worth noting in this regard, and the first of those is that Spears' herself called out her father and his behavior while running her conservatorship. She even went on record and said that she believed Jamie Spears "loved the control to hurt his own daughter 100,000%."
Secondly, it may also be worth noting that during the past year, as Britney Spears has steadily attempted to have her father removed from her consrvatorship, she petitioned the court to have Jodi Montgomery installed as her new conservator permanently, but her petition was denied. So, it would seem that once Montgomery was put in charge on a temporary basis (which happened in September 2019), that it helped Spears to see where her father was going wrong, and led to the singer having even more faith in Montgomery's ability to help her live the life she wants to, at least compared with her father.
As Jamie Spears is still in control of his daughter's money and financial decisions, the statement from Montgomery's attorney went on to point out something else:
Practically speaking, since everything costs money, no expenditures can happen without going through Mr. Spears and Mr. Spears approving them. Ms. Montgomery has advocated on Britney’s behalf for any expenditures that Britney has requested as well as for expenditures recommended by Britney’s medical team.
It sounds a lot like this is Mongomery throwing the blame ball right back into Jamie Spears court, as she seems to be saying that, because doctor's appointments and weddings do cost at least some money, she potentially has requested that Spears be able to marry and have her IUD removed, but that the elder Spears may have shot down those requests.
There will, undoubtedly, be more on the Britney Spears conservatorship case over the coming months, so be sure to stay with CinemaBlend for the latest.