Britney Spears wants her father completely thrown off her conservatorship

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I haven’t been keeping up with all of the appearances, motions and behind-the-scenes drama with Britney Spears and her conservatorship. Britney has been unhappy with her conservatorship for about two years now, but things reached a critical point several times over the past three years, when Kevin Federline asked for an increase in child support and Jamie Spears smeared him all over the place… before Jamie succumbed and gave K-Fed what he wanted. Then Jamie Spears got really sick, and he added a second conservator to look after Britney, and that’s when everything became shambolic. Britney has made multiple appearances in court to speak about how her father controls too much, that he committed her to a mental health facility against her will, that he is sometimes violent and on and on. Now this:

Britney Spears is looking to make some big changes to her conservatorship — and she’s firmly against her father, Jamie, continuing to run the whole show. Britney’s court-appointed attorney just filed new court docs spelling out Britney’s wishes — she wants Jamie Spears out as sole conservator over her estate and appears to want the woman who since last Fall has been calling the shots to be the permanent conservator over her regular person.

In the docs, the lawyer says Britney “strongly prefers” keeping Jodi Montgomery in the position — who has been assigned as the temporary conservator over Britney’s person for nearly a year now. At this point, she says she wants to put her in that role permanently. As for her business affairs, Britney’s attorney says she doesn’t want Jamie to be the only one handling her estate anymore — which he’s been managing exclusively since 2019 when his co-conservator resigned.

Instead, he says Britney prefers a “qualified corporate fiduciary” to manage the business affairs of her estate. But, what’s unclear in the docs is if she’s okay with keeping Jamie on as a co-conservator at all.

Sources with knowledge of the situation tell us conversations have been had about adding a corporate fiduciary — which we’re told would likely be a bank — but that the talks have included Jamie staying on as co-conservator of the estate. The wording from Britney’s side in the docs isn’t clear if she’s still open to that arrangement or not. The docs also say what we told you last year … Britney no longer wants to perform at this time — as in, no more Vegas residency. The attorney says a major overhaul in how her conservatorship is run is needed to reflect her current lifestyle and her wishes. Britney’s attorney is seeking input on these matters from all others involved in her conservatorship. There’s a hearing on the matter on Wednesday.

[From TMZ]

I think Britney is being entirely reasonable? She’s not saying “no conservatorship,” she’s saying her father can’t exert so much control over her life, her medications, her therapy and her finances anymore. The thing about the finances is that if and when a bank takes over, I still have a feeling that they’ll find that Jamie wasn’t on the up-and-up for years. I always thought that’s why Kevin Federline’s threat of an audit of the conservatorship finances scared Jamie so much. As for Jodi Montgomery… I don’t know the woman, but Britney seems to like her and I think Britney has earned the right to choose her own court-approved conservator.

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  1. Digital Unicorn says:

    Her family and bf’s have ALWAYS leeched of her and her money, it’s one of the reasons she was almost broke in 2008. It’s a very good thing that the family is being removed from the situation. Her father saved her life back then and he got her to a better place than she was in but it does seem that there was a breakdown in that relationship and was something that they both struggled with. With things like this the truth is always in the middle.

    But i hope she does get some more freedom – she doesn’t really want to perform any more and I get the sense she’d rather just retire with her kids and popup now and again.

    And yeah I can see that when the estate is properly audited, Dad was skimming. Wasn’t he personally getting a cut of any new deals she signed?

    • Sid says:

      ITA about the truth being in the middle. ITA also that her dad came through in the beginning, but then things broke down. I recall reading that Britney’s expectation was that once she proved she was stable by doing the Circus album and tour, that the conservatorship would be relaxed and she would have a lot more freedom. That didn’t happen and here we are.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      Hopefully it works out well for her, and she gets the new conservator.

  2. Lisa says:

    Seems reasonable. I do hope Britney is happy.

  3. AMM says:

    The fact that she even has to go to court to turn down a gig is sad. I work in mental health and understand the need for conservatorship, but I’ve never seen one like Britney’s. I don’t know exactly what she was diagnosed with (twitter says dementia?!!?) but the amount of public work and dangerous stunts she does is not something she should be forced to do in any situation. In fact, most people in her situation would be cautioned against being a pop star. It’s not routine enough, it’s a lot of public pressure on her and can be physically exhausting which is a trigger for many disorders. Plus the exposure/normalization in Hollywood to drinking, drugs, etc.

    • MarcelMarcel says:

      ITA I also have no idea what Britney Spears diagnosis is but find it strange that Jamie Lynn expects her to maintain a high pressure career. I’ve known a few people with conditions like schizophrenia or bipolar that required intervention. And in some extreme cases, a situation similar to Britney’s where they required ongoing supervision to remain safe.
      In those cases their family and medical team created low stress routines to help their loved one cope. I don’t work in mental health like you do. I just find how she’s treated by her conservator odd compared to other people with ongoing mental health struggles. Anyhow, I hope this court cases allows her some autonomy and helps her get the support she needs.

    • Angel says:

      I had read that she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. As someone with the condition, her symptoms certainly look to me like some of the things I’ve done in the past, roughly speaking.

      I hope that she gets the woman to be her conservator and her dad is taken off completely.

  4. Ainsley7 says:

    I’ve never liked that her Dad was her conservator. He was an abusive alcoholic when she was a kid. That had to leave scars. I thought it was great that he had gotten sober and that they were on good terms. However, to put him in charge of her after all that seemed like a bad idea and could have been potentially triggering for Britney. So, I think this is a really good idea. Jodi Montgomery does this for a living, has already been her care manager for awhile, and will be able to see things more objectively. Britney’s father seemed to make choices for her that were financially and emotionally motivated. So, not always in Britney’s best interest. There were times when he seemed to be forcing her to work with the excuse that it gave her structure or whatever when she was clearly not about it.

  5. Murphy says:

    She seems exhausted. Jodi please just buy Kevin Federline a mansion down by the bayou so Britney can just retire already.

  6. Case says:

    Her whole story is so tragic. She was forced to sing in a baby voice because her real voice sounds much more like Christina Aguilera, which ruined her voice. When her dad was conservator she’s basically not allowed to do much of anything, worked whether she liked it or not, etc. She’s been so hyper controlled her entire life. I hope she’s able to keep the conservator she approves of. Her family takes advantage of her.

    • Noki says:

      Her real voice sounds like Xtina?Thats a new one,Britney has alwaya been one of the sweetest super stars even before she was diagnosed but her strength was always her permonance and x factor value. She cannot ‘sing’ though her voice at this point is unique and iconic.

      • Case says:

        There are some interesting recordings from when she was young, pre-stardom, of her having a much stronger voice. The way she sings now — which agreed, is not really “singing” — isn’t how she started out, it was an image that was developed for her to help her stand out.

      • Sid says:

        Her pre- album deal voice was much stronger and less nasal. Her record label and producers (basically Max Martin) had her change her singing style to the one we associate with her in order to give her a “pop” sound.

    • Allie says:

      She got famous before Christina came on the scene. There was no need to change it for that reason. Back at the disney club she was still singing with her real voice. They wanted to market her as the sweet, innocent girl-next-door. That’s all.

  7. SJR says:

    I hope Britney gets more freedom. If she wants to retire from public life and performing that is her choice.

    If I had the money to do it, I would buy a place in the country, have the kids and a couple of dogs running around and spend my days puttering in the garden, get some horses a few chickens, go fishing and grilling. Take a few classes to keep my mind learning and travel to the UK.

    Britney has more money than she or her family will ever need.
    Sort of reminds me of Elvis in his later years, his fame overtook him and he certainly was not living well or happily IMO.

  8. Joanna says:

    I think if Dad is taken off, a replacement should be appointed by someone other Britney. She has bad judgement when it comes to people. I think a bank representative would be a good pick.

  9. shanaynay says:

    Hasn’t her been doing a great job? I think if he’s taken off, it would not be a good thing. Of course, this is just my opinion.

    • MM2 says:

      No, he hasn’t been doing a great job. He’s forced her to work when she didn’t want to & he physically abused her sons, which prompted a restraining order.

      • Genessee says:

        MM2 – no.

        He did not physically abuse her sons. Stop twisting things. There was an incident where he had to break down a door and he ended up shaking his oldest grandson. After reviewing the evidence, the court decided there was insufficient proof that a criminal offense was committed. Kevin Federline was ok with this as he also DID NOT WANT Jamie Spears charged or prosecuted with anything — That right there, is telling.

        We don’t know why or the reason behind the locked door in the first place or why he had to be “shaken.” I have my suspicions, but I’m not going to add fuel to the fire.

        Instead of depending on info from “Free Britney” fan fics or tabloids, check out actual newspapers like LA Times and USA Today that have to verify and followup on sources.

    • AMM says:

      Forcing someone to be a performer when they do not want to is not someone doing a good job. She wants to stop. She has enough money to love comfortably for the rest of her life. But her conservator is financially dependent on her, along with the rest of the family, and won’t let her retire.

    • Borscht says:

      Don’t think the dad forced her to do anything. Think the thing was to keep her busy with performing. One of her ex lawyers openly said he’s a control freak but a good appointment as far as the conservatorship is concerned. Yes, he built up her fortune for not just her and her kids but also the rest of the family – $250 million (or even half that) is a lot of money and perhaps she didn’t mind her family getting a slice of the pie. But overall I think he did a good job.

      The regular poster DigitalUnicorn has a good, detailed take if you look over the past Britney’s conservatorship posts on this site. I believe she is seriously unwell and needs to continue to be managed like this and continue on meds if she’s taking them. Her childhood was actually pretty sad; her mother was seemed to have been a typically showbiz type. I read a great book entitled The Whole Brain Child. Kids’ brains need a lot of guidance and reinforcement. Just reading up on Britney back in 2008 and now, I don’t think she ever got the stability and guidance she needed to develop normally. I think she’s still very sick.

  10. Nikki* says:

    She’s been victimized and used so much of her life; she’s been her father’s cash cow for years, and he’s made an enormous amount of money from her exhausting workload over the years. She deserves to have whichever capable conservator she wants. Yes, she suffered mental health problems, but it’s her life and she’s an adult. I’m appalled so much of her life has been completely out of her control up to now.

    • Borscht says:

      I don’t think she was forced to work; I think maybe she was encouraged to do tours, LV residencies, and albums for the stability and routine.

  11. Sorella says:

    Her Dad did a good job once upon a time and I do think she needs supervision of her business dealings or could go broke again. But it is time for a non-family member to do it, one who has not personal ties to her. God Forbid that her Mom Lynn or brother take over either. Britney needs someone who is not pushing her to perform/do things for their own financial gain. Most of her family has leached off her for years, do any of them even WORK? Even her sister does not have much of a career these days.

    • Genessee says:

      If Lynn takes over…Britney won’t make it.

      Remember, Lynn didn’t tell police or didn’t tell anyone when she realized that Sam Lufti was putting crushed prescription medication in Britney’s drinks.

      Lynn only cares about Lynn. Britney has thrived under her dad. He made sure she re-earned what she wasted during her dark times. That being said, he’s getting older and sicker and it’s better that someone else is assigned to her now instead of getting caught up with last min changes if he passes.

      But on a side note, I don’t think Britney is doing that well right now. She seems off. Her Instagram posts are worrisome.

      • Jules says:

        Interesting. I’m sure there are a lot of other details we don’t know about. Poor girl has been so controlled and manipulated her entire life, I don’t think she is capable of running her own life. I agree, her Instagram posts and manic baby voice are worrisome.

  12. Cate says:

    It is so sad that she doesn’t want to perform anymore but has to fight to retire. She is not a circus monkey. She looks exhausted. I hope, she gets the changes she wants and some peace, she has been through so much. I feel like her dad is exploiting her at this point and it’s gross.

  13. Abby says:

    I still just cannot believe this is reality. I remember how terrible her breakdown was but it is shocking to me that at 40ish, there is no second chance? Seriously? Is there not a stepdown between a conservatorship and full independence? I cannot even imagine having to deal with my abusive, violent alcoholic dad as being MY conservator, so I’m sure there is a hellish amount of insanity that she’s continued to put up with through this whole process. And yes having to go to court to retire is beyond comprehension. She is treated like a work-horse. I’m so curious if we will ever get a tell-all book directly from her. Her dad’s attachment to her money is so bizarre, too…. she has two sons who are her heirs, he’s not getting anything except whatever he’s paid for the conservatorship and whatever he skims off the top (grotesque).

    • Genesee says:

      You are viewing the conservatorship as PUNISHMENT. That is not the case. It’s there because it is NECESSARY. She cannot function normally on her own. Most people in charge of Britney don’t want to be. Co-conservator Andrew Wallet bolted. So did Jason Trawick when he realized Jamie was planning to transfer the entire conservatorship to him after the wedding. He was ENGAGED to her AND a co-conservator. Do you know how much money he would have had access to had he MARRIED her and also been her full-time CONSERVATOR? He bolted for a reason. She is NOT ok.

      Her sister or brother don’t want the job either. Only Lynn does.

      And that’s a problem. Because she’s the least trustworthy of the bunch.