Key elements in Britney Spears’ controversial conservatorship continue to change by the day following her bombshell June 23 court testimony. One thing remains the same, however: Her personal conservator Jodi Montgomery is staying put.
"Ms. Montgomery has no plans to step down as Ms. Spears’ Temporary Conservator of the Person,” Montgomery’s lawyer Lauriann Wright tells OK! in a statement on Tuesday, July 6. “She remains committed to steadfastly supporting Ms. Spears in every way she can within the scope of her duties as a conservator of the person."
“Ms. Spears as recently as yesterday has asked Ms. Montgomery to continue to serve,” the statement continues. “Ms. Montgomery will continue to serve as a conservator for as long as Ms. Spears and the Court desire her to do so.”
The care manager was appointed as Spears' personal conservator ever since her father Jamie Spears stepped down in 2019 following health woes — and an altercation with her 15-year-old son, Sean. (The Crossroads star and ex-husband Kevin Federline also share Jayden, 14.)
However, Jamie was still set to oversee his daughter's $60 million estate as a co-conservator alongside Bessemer Trust. But as OK! previously reported, the wealth management firm have since requested to withdraw their involvement from Britney’s case.
Meanwhile, Britney’s personal lawyer Sam Ingham is reportedly planning to resign from her conservatorship after the former pop star informed the court during her impassioned testimony that she "didn't know I could petition the conservatorship to end". A source told TMZ that Ingham — who has served as her attorney for 13 years — took issue with the "Toxic" singer's claims because he reportedly offered up options, including requesting that the conservatorship end, only for Britney to keep things as they were.
That's not the only change the "Womanizer" singer is facing. Larry Rudolph — who has managed the Mickey Mouse Club alum for more than two decades — announced that he is resigning from his role. "It has been over 2 1/2 years since Britney and I last communicated, at which time she informed me she wanted to take an indefinite work hiatus,” he reportedly wrote in a letter to Jamie and Montgomery. “Earlier today, I became aware that Britney had been voicing her intention to officially retire.
“I was originally hired at Britney’s request to help manage and assist her with her career," Rudolph continued. "And as her manager, I believe it is in Britney’s best interest for me to resign from her team as my professional services are no longer needed.”
The saga will continue this month, when a Los Angeles Superior Court judge hears the petition filed by Bessemer Trust on July 14.