Britney Spears believes her doctors “failed her” and doesn’t trust the medical teams she has worked with so far in her ongoing battle for conservation.
Spears made it clear in court that she wanted her guardianship to end without a mental health assessment usually required.
“She doesn’t have much faith in the doctors she has worked with so far,” sources told PEOPLE magazine. “She feels like they abandoned her.”
Struggle: Britney Spears thinks her medics ‘let her down’ and doesn’t trust the medical teams she has worked with so far in her ongoing battle for guardianship; seen in 2015
Britney, 39, gave a moving 23-minute testimony during a hearing in a Los Angeles court on June 23, where she argued with Judge Brenda Penny for freedom.
The last time Spears spoke directly to the judge was in May 2019, but the court was closed to the public and his testimony was sealed, and details of his mental health were never released.
Britney has been the subject of a court order for 13 years where her father, Jamie, has power over all her personal and financial decisions following her multiple involuntary detentions in mental hospitals.
“I’m sorry for my ignorance, but honestly I didn’t know it. But honestly, but I don’t think I owe anyone to be evaluated. I did more than enough. I don’t even feel like I should be in the room with someone to offend me by trying to question my intelligence capacity, whether I need to be in this stupid guardianship or not . I did more than enough.
Tough: Britney has been under a court order for 13 years where her father, Jamie, has power over all her personal and financial decisions following her multiple involuntary detentions in mental hospitals; Jamie and Lynn seen in 2012
No more old folks: Britney’s longtime manager Larry Rudolph resigned saying he was no longer needed; seen in 2008
Spears begged the judge to reassess the trusteeship she’s been under for 13 years, with dad Jamie at the helm of her $ 60 million fortune.
“This tutelage does me more harm than good. I deserve to have a life, I have worked my whole life. I deserve to have a two or three year break, ”she said.
Since her shocking testimony, Britney’s duty counsel Sam Ingham resigned on Tuesday after failing to complete paperwork to end guardianship.
And just the day before, Britney’s longtime manager Larry Rudolph resigned saying he was no longer needed.
The next court hearing will be on July 14, when lawyers for Jamie and the Guardianship “team” testify to prove that Britney wants the court order in place.
A source from the Spears family added: “Britney is following closely”, before noting that her boyfriend, model Sam Asghari, “continues to be her rock”. She hopes there will be huge changes’ (seen in 2019)
In the shocking testimony, Britney admitted, “I lied and told the whole world that I am fine and happy. It’s a lie. I’ve been in denial. I’ve been in shock. “I’m traumatized. Pretend until you can, but now I’m telling you the truth, okay? I’m not happy. I can’t sleep. I’m depressed. I cry every day.”
Spears said she didn’t think she “was heard at any level” the last time she was able to go to court in 2019.
“I want changes and I want changes in the future,” she said. “I deserve changes. I was told that I must sit down and be assessed, again, if I want to end the guardianship. Madam, I did not know that I could ask the guardianship to end it.
And while there are some changes in the jobs for Spears’ management, his personal curator, Jodi Montgomery, has no plans to step down from Britney’s side.
“She remains committed to firmly supporting Ms. Spears in any way she can in her role as curator of the person,” Montgomery attorney Lauriann Wright told PEOPLE. ‘Mrs. Just yesterday, Spears asked Ms. Montgomery to continue serving. Ms. Montgomery will continue in the role of Conservator for as long as Ms. Spears and the Court wish.
A source from the Spears family added: “Britney is following closely”, before noting that her boyfriend, model Sam Asghari, “continues to be her rock”. She hopes there will be huge changes.