Jamie Spears has once again opposed the motion for him to be removed as his daughter Britney’s conservator, this time claiming Britney is so ‘mentally impaired’ they considered putting her under a psychiatric hold just last month.
In court documents obtained by DailyMail.com, Jamie revealed Britney’s personal conservator told him in July that his pop star daughter was mentally ill, said many of Britney’s claims about her conservatorship were untrue, and recommended putting her under a 5150 psychiatric hold.
A 5150 hold involuntarily detains an adult for psychiatric evaluation, typically for 72 hours.
This is the latest in the 13-year long conservatorship and Britney’s recent fight to take back control of her life and her $60million fortune.
Britney Spears is pictured with her father Jamie. She has been fighting since last year to lift a conservatorship that he’s presided over since 2008
According to the documents obtained by DailyMail.com, Jamie claims last month he got a phone call from Britney’s personal conservator Jodi Montgomery. He claims that during the call, Montgomery sounded ‘very distraught’ and expressed concern over Britney’s recent behavior and overall mental health
According to the documents filed today in Los Angeles, Jamie claims last month he received a phone call from Britney’s personal conservator Jodi Montgomery.
Montgomery was appointed Britney’s temporary conservator in September 2019.
Montgomery (pictured) was appointed Britney’s temporary conservator in September 2019
‘During our call, Ms. Montgomery sounded very distraught and expressed how concerned she was about my daughters’ recent behavior and overall mental health,’ Jamie says.
‘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.’
Jamie says that they also discussed Britney’s claims made in court in June, where she begged a Los Angeles judge to free her from the court-ordered conservatorship that has given her father Jamie control over her life and $60million fortune for the last 13 years.
‘Ms. Montgomery acknowledged that many of my daughter’s statements at the last hearing were not true and attributed her statements to the fact that my daughter is ”mentally sick,”’ Jamie claims in the documents.
He goes on to say he explained to Montgomery that he would ‘do anything I could do to help my daughter but was limited in this ability since I do not have access or insight into any of my daughter’s medical information.’
‘After Ms. Montgomery shared her detailed concerns about my daughter’s recent behavior, safety, and overall health, she raised potential options including a 5150 psychiatric hold, which raised my concerns,’ he said.
Jamie says the conversation ended shortly after and a few days later he received an email from Montgomery, acknowledging the call, but he says she ‘back-tracked on most of the details she shared with me and discounted the need for a 5150.’
Montgomery hit back in a statement on Friday, obtained by PEOPLE, asking that Jamie ‘stop the attacks’ and has accused him of misrepresenting their call in July regarding the 5150 psychiatric hold.
Montgomery’s attorney Lauriann Wright said: ‘Ms. Montgomery is saddened that her telephone call to Mr. Spears, made out of genuine concern for Ms. Spears, and intended to re-establish a working relationship with Mr. Spears towards Ms. Spears’ mental health and well-being, is now being misrepresented and manipulated to gain some sort of tactical advantage in the pending proceedings to remove him as Conservator.
‘Ms. Montgomery implores Mr. Spears to stop the attacks – it does no good; it only does harm. We all need to focus on one thing, and one thing only – the health, well-being and best interests of Britney Spears,’ the statement adds.
Jamie filed a motion today in Los Angeles court opposing being removed as his daughter Britney’s conservator, a position he’s held for 13 years
‘She raised potential options including a 5150 psychiatric hold,’ Jamie says. He says that they also discussed Britney’s claims made in court in June, where she begged a judge to free her from the court-ordered conservatorship
In a lengthy and passionate address in June, Britney shocked the world when she furiously demanded to have her father Jamie removed as her conservator and claimed that, among other things, the conservatorship has prevented her from marrying her boyfriend of five years, Sam Asghari, 27, or even removing her IUD so that she can have children with him as she wants.
‘I want this conservatorship to end – I truly believe that this conservatorship is abusive,’ the 39 year-old pop superstar pleaded in a passionate 25-minute appeal to Judge Brenda Penny.
‘I want to be able to get married to my boyfriend and have a baby but the conservatorship told me I can’t do that.
‘I have an IUD (intrauterine device) inside me to prevent me from having a baby. I want to go to a doctor and take it out so I can have a baby but they (the conservatorship) told me no.
‘I feel ganged up on and bullied and alone.’
The judge overseeing Spears‘ case denied her request to remove her father’s control days later.
Britney has now refused to work while her father holds legal sway over her life and finances.
And last month she won a significant victory when the court granted her the right to choose her own attorney and she retained Matthew Rosengart.
He took over from court-appointed lawyer Samuel Ingham who drew a salary of more than $500,000 a year during his tenure and saw earlier efforts to have Jamie removed stall when he failed to file the singer’s petition in a timely fashion.
Jamie Spears opposes being removed as Britney’s conservator in scathing court documents