A new hearing will be held on Monday on the guardianship of Britney Spears, possibly to finalize the request for protection compensation from her personal guardian following the singer’s comments on June 23, when she lashed out at the guardianship and the majority of the people involved in her, especially her father.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny held a hearing on Jodi Montgomery’s petition on July 19, but attorneys asked that they be allowed more time to discuss Montgomery’s safety issue. Penny then continued the hearing until today.
Montgomery said in her court documents that she has seen a “marked increase” in threats directed against her on social media and through text messages, phone calls and emails.
“Many of the messages threaten violence and even death against the petitioner (Montgomery),” according to court documents. “Security has determined that the security risk is serious enough to recommend that 24/7 physical security be provided to (Montgomery) on an interim basis to protect her from harm.”
Attorney Mathew Rosengart, whom Spears seeks court approval to replace Samuel Ingham III as her personal attorney, has not yet filed the petition to end the guardianship that he promised to present in court during his first appearance on July 14. Rosengart also asked the artist’s father, Jaime Spears, to resign as guardian of his business affairs, echoing the singer’s demands.
But Jaime Spears ‘attorney, Vivian Thoreen, told the judge during the July 14 hearing that Spears’ father plans to remain in office.
At the request of the singer Britney Spears to be able to hire her own lawyer, it was approved this Wednesday during a hearing in a California court, in what is a great change in the guardianship that controls her life for 13 years.
The lengthy guardianship has prompted Spears fans to launch a FreeBritney movement online, calling for an end to oversight of the 39-year-old singer’s life and affairs. Organizers of the movement held a colorful demonstration in front of the downtown courthouse during the July 14 hearing, when Spears also addressed the court.
A hearing scheduled for September 29 will address many of the accounting problems that have been delayed for months to resolve.