Jamie Spears says daughter Britney’s struggles with ‘addiction and mental health issues’ are far more serious than the public knows.
Spears, who recently agreed to step down as conservator of the 39-year-old pop star’s estate after 13 years, just filed court documents where he claimed people would ‘praise’ him if they knew ‘highly confidential’ information about the severity of the star’s issues.
In a 15-page filing to Los Angeles County Court filed earlier this month, he said: ‘If the public knew all the facts of Ms. Spears’ personal life, not only her highs but also her lows, all of the addiction and mental health issues that she has struggled with, and all of the challenges of the Conservatorship, they would praise Mr. Spears for the job he has done, not vilify him.’
‘But the public does not know all the facts, and they have no right to know, so there will be no public redemption for Mr. Spears.’
Serious: Jamie Spears claimed his daughters addiction and mental health issues are more severe than the public knows in new court documents. She’s seen in 2018 above
In the filings, Mr. Spears denied being in control of Britney’s prescription drug plan and said medication was supervised by former conservator Jodi Montgomery.
Ms. Spears complained about being forced to take mood stabilizing drugs like Lithium during a recent court appearance.
Mr. Spears says her treatment plan was agreed upon with Montgomery, Britney’s late psychiatrist Dr. Benson, her ex-lawyer Sam Ingham III, and other medical experts.
Furthermore, he claimed his main role in Britney’s medical treatment was paying the bills, noting that Montgomery was given $10k a month to handle the matter but medical costs often ‘went over that sum.’
Spears stressed his only aim has been to ‘save’ his daughter, adding: ‘There is no doubt that the Conservatorship saved Ms. Spears from disaster, supported her when she needed it the most, protected her and her reputation from harm, and facilitated the restoration of her career.’
And while he acknowledged that Britney felt ‘constrained’ by her treatment plan, the docs say the treatments were joint decisions made to safeguard her from self-harm.
Good guy? In a 15-page filing to Los Angeles County Court, he said: ‘If the public knew all the facts of Ms. Spears’ personal life, not only her highs but also her lows, all of the addiction and mental health issues that she has struggled with, and all of the challenges of the Conservatorship, they would praise Mr. Spears for the job he has done, not vilify him’
Keeping the peace: Mr. Spears said that he was willing to step aside in order to keep his daughter from having to deal with a draining ‘public feud’
But Mr. Spears added that he was willing to step aside in order to keep his daughter from having to deal with a draining ‘public feud.’
Still, he said he should not be removed or suspended, but plans to step down at an appropriate time.
Spears has been in a conservatorship since 2008 following a highly pubic breakdown.
But recently she’s been fighting to get out of the arrangement, which oversees her personal life, medical treatment and financial affairs.
Meanwhile, Spears has reunited with her dogs after her housekeeper took the pets away because she feared they were near death.
It was reported on Saturday that the singer’s beloved dogs were back with her on Friday, after two weeks with a dog sitter.
Reunited: It was reported on Saturday that the singer’s beloved dogs were returned to her on Friday, after a dog sitter had kept them for over two weeks
A housekeeper for Spears discovered that both dogs fell gravely ill and one of them was close to death, so she took them to the vet for an emergency visit.
One of the dogs has a digestive issue and must be fed a very specific kind of food, and the housekeeper was alarmed when she saw the dogs being fed table scraps.
Along with the malnutrition issues, the dogs were also dehydrated, which lead to the emergency visit to the vet.
The vet was reportedly ‘alarmed’ by the condition of the dogs, and recommended that Britney’s dog sitter take care of the dogs.
The singer had suspected that her father and head of her conservatorship Jamie Spears had something to do with her dogs, but when told about the dogs’ whereabouts, it lead to a ‘heated discussion’ between Spears and the housekeeper.
The dog sitter is reportedly still employed by Spears, though the housekeeper is apparently not employed by the singer anymore.
The housekeeper filed a battery charge against Spears, alleging she struck her arm while trying to grab her phone, though Spears denies she touched her arm.
Britney was reportedly ready to file charges regarding her dogs being stolen but she changed her mind and the dogs have now been returned to her.
Vet: Along with the malnutrition issues, the dogs were also dehydrated, which lead to the emergency visit to the vet