Jamie Spears filed a petition on Tuesday to investigate allegations by his daughter Britney Spears during her rare testimony last week asking to end her guardianship.
The singer, 39, has been under legal guardianship involving her father for more than 13 years. In dramatic testimony last Wednesday, Spears claimed she was continuously overworked, took lithium medication and was prohibited from having any more children after her Conservatives did not allow her to withdrawing her contraceptive – which she said was approved by her father. and co-curator, James “Jamie” Spears.
In his motion filed Tuesday, Jamie Spears and his team called on the court to “investigate the veracity of Ms. Spears’ allegations and allegations,” which he vehemently denied, saying he did not care. that the best interests of his daughter.
Her father also filed a response on the same day as the petition, expressing concerns over Jodi Montgomery, who was appointed temporary personal curator by Britney Spears in September 2019.
In his response, Jamie Spears said he was “concerned about the management and care of his daughter” and that Montgomery “was not reflecting her wishes.” He added that Montgomery was the only curator who oversaw decisions related to the singer’s personal life and medical treatment since her appointment.
Lawyers for Britney Spears and her father did not immediately return a request for comment on the filed documents on Wednesday.
Jamie Spears was appointed his daughter’s curator in 2008. He was temporarily appointed sole executor of his daughter’s estate in 2019 following the resignation of his co-curator, Andrew Wallet.
A year after Wallet’s resignation, Britney Spears’ attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, filed a motion to have Jamie Spears removed. Ingham said his client was afraid of his father, would rather have a professional take care of his case and refuse to play while his father was in charge of his business.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny dismissed the singer’s claim, but named a financial institution, Bessemer Trust, as co-curator of Jamie Spears and Montgomery as the person’s curator by Britney Spears.
Britney Spears told a judge in Los Angeles that she did not know she could ask for the end of the guardianship, alleging that her father punished her for not having obeyed his wishes and felt that she was “enslaved” by his demands. The singer also expressed concerns about the confidentiality of her medical treatment, saying she was being watched at all hours of the day.
As a result of her testimony, Spears was inundated with support from actors, singers and media figures, including her sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, and fellow pop singer, Christina Aguilera. Review of her case has been stepped up in the wake of “Framing Britney Spears,” a documentary about her guardianship released in February, helping to fuel the #FreeBritney movement on social media.
Although much of her life has been spent in the public eye, the court sealed a number of documents on the public record due to concerns about the singer’s privacy. Ingham filed a motion last year to open his case to the public.
During her testimony, Spears said, “I just want my life back. It’s been 13 years and that’s enough. “
In her closing remarks, she said: “I feel tied up, intimidated, left out and alone. And I’m sick of feeling lonely. I deserve to have the same rights as everyone else, having a child, a family, any of those things and more.