It’s been a rocky two weeks since Britney Spears spoke her truth in open court, where she pleaded to be freed from the “abusive” conservatorship she’s been under since 2008.
A string of confidants, including her longtime manager, Larry Rudolph, have resigned from her team. Now, an explosive report has surfaced that her lawyer — possibly not for long, as OK! spilled he was reportedly planning on quitting — Sam Ingham hasn’t filed the petition to formally end the conservatorship, with a source claiming it’s due to Britney not wanting to undergo a mental health evaluation.
"She doesn't have much trust for the doctors that she has worked with so far," a source dished, noting that Britney has never revealed her mental health status and her medical records are sealed. "She feels like they have failed her."
Britney begged the court on June 23 to be freed from the restraints of the conservatorship her estranged dad, Jamie Spears, enacted in 2008 — following a series of public breakdowns — and begged the judge, “I just want my life back.”
“I am not happy, I can’t sleep. I’m so angry, it’s insane. And I’m depressed,” Britney told the court. (OK! previously reported, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge denied Britney’s request to remove her father as the conservator of her estate.)
As OK! previously spilled, Britney’s court-appointed attorney, Ingham, will reportedly file legal documents requesting he be removed from the conservatorship. His request to ditch the pop star comes after Britney claimed in court she “didn’t know I could petition the conservatorship to end,” which a source alleged was untrue. Ingham reportedly offered up many options to the “Toxic” singer, including requesting to end the conservatorship, with Britney opting to keep things the way they were.
One person sticking by the 39-year-old pop icon’s side is her personal conservator, Jodi Montgomery.
"Ms. Montgomery has no plans to step down as Ms. Spears’ Temporary Conservator of the Person,” Montgomery’s lawyer Lauriann Wright told 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 continued. “Ms. Montgomery will continue to serve as a conservator for as long as Ms. Spears and the Court desire her to do so.”
The next conservatorship hearing is currently scheduled for July 14. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge will hear a petition from Bessemer Trust — who recently asked to withdraw as co-conservator of Britney’s $60 million estate.