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Britney Spear’s Father Fights Back Against Removal Bid

Britney Spear’s Father Fights Back Against Removal Bid

Britney Spears’s father has fought back against attempts to remove him from the conservatorship that controls her money and affairs, saying there are ‘no grounds whatsoever’ to do so and describing the singer as ‘mentally sick’.

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Jamie Spears claimed in a court filing that Britney is struggling so much with her mental health that court-appointed professional Jodi Montgomery, who overseas the popstar’s life decisions, recommended hospitalizing her on an emergency psychiatric hold according to the Daily Mail.

In court documents filed in Los Angeles on Friday, Spears said Montgomery had called him, distraught, last month and sought his help with his daughter’s mental health struggles.

He claimed that Montgomery had explained that Britney was not taking her medications properly and refused to see some of her doctors and that she was ‘spiralling out of control’.

However, Montgomery and her lawyer said in response that Spears ‘misrepresented and manipulated’ the call to use it to his own advantage’.

The court filings come as Britney’s former bodyguard claimed she is living ‘like an inmate in a golden prison’ as the singer has her phone calls monitored and is not allowed out unsupervised.

Spears says the call for his urgent removal is ‘ironic’ considering the call he received from Montgomery on July 9. In a personal declaration included with his court filing, Spears said:

Ms. Montgomery sounded very distraught and expressed how concerned she was about my daughters’ recent behavior and overall mental health. Ms. Montgomery explained that my daughter was not timely or properly taking her medications, was not listening to the recommendations of her medical team, and refused to even see some of her doctors. Ms. Montgomery said she was very worried about the direction my daughter was heading in and directly asked for my help to address these issues.

Spears said they discussed the possibility of hospitalizing Britney Spears on an emergency psychiatric hold.

Montgomery acknowledged, in a statement through her attorney Lauriann Wright, having concerns about Britney Spears’ behavior and mental health, but said James Spears’ stepping down would only help.

The statement said:

having her father Jamie Spears continuing to serve as her Conservator instead of a neutral professional fiduciary is having a serious impact on Ms. Spears’ mental health.

At no time during the phone call did Montgomery suggest Britney Spears qualifies for a psychiatric hold, the statement said.

A hearing to address Rosengart’s petition to remove James Spears is scheduled for Sept. 29, unless the judge grants his request to hold one sooner.

The court filings come as Britney’s former bodyguard claimed she is living ‘like an inmate in a golden prison’ as the singer has her phone calls monitored and is not allowed out unsupervised.

Fernando Flores alleged the 39-year-old pop superstar was forced to ask for permission to spend her money and banned from contacting her close friends.

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