Jodi Montgomery will not resign her role as Britney Spears‘conservative.
Montgomery’s attorney, Lauriann Wright, confirmed in a statement to People Tuesday: “Ms. Montgomery has no plans to resign as temporary conservator for Ms. Spears.”
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“She remains committed to strongly supporting Ms. Spears in whatever way she can within the scope of her duties as the person’s conservator,” the statement continued. “Ms. Spears as recently as yesterday asked Ms. Montgomery to continue serving. Ms. Montgomery will continue to serve as conservator for as long as Ms. Spears and the Court wish to do so.”
The news comes hours after Spears manager Larry Rudolph resigned after more than 25 years in the job.
“I have never been a part of the conservatorship or its operations, so I am not aware of many of these details,” writes Rudolph, noting that he has not contacted Spears in more than two and a half years. . “I was originally hired at Britney’s request to help manage and assist her in her career. And as her manager, I think it is best for Britney to resign from her team, as my professional services are no longer required.”
On June 23, Spears publicly addressed the court for the first time in her nearly 13-year legal battle. She has been under a court-ordered guardianship since 2008 with her father, Jamie Spears, largely acting as her sole guardian.
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Bessemer Trust, a professional wealth management firm that was about to take over as co-curator of the pop star’s property and work with his father, also asked give up the arrangement “due to changing circumstances.”
In a court document filed on July 1, the company said it had been told that the singer’s guardianship was voluntary and under her consent, but his explosive 24-minute statement against guardianship made it clear that she is opposed to it.
Spears’ next guardianship hearing is scheduled for July 14.
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