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Britney Spears to wait at least a MONTH in quest for freedom as judge DENIES moving court date

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Battle: Father Jamie Spears to stay as Britney Spears' conservator for another month (2015)

Battle: Father Jamie Spears to stay as Britney Spears’ conservator for another month (2015)

Britney Spears‘ request to move her hearing up to a sooner date in an effort to remove father Jamie as conservator has been denied. 

Judge Penny also denied the 39-year-old singer’s request to immediately suspend Jamie, 68, as her conservator, DailyMail.com can confirm. 

The latest development in Spears’ ongoing conservatorship battle means the Toxic singer will now have to wait at least a month to potentially be free of her father.  

The conservatorship will remain in place until the September 29th hearing, along with the eleven other conservatorship matters that are on the Court’s calendar that date.  

On Friday, Jamie fought back against attempts to remove him from the conservatorship that controls her money and affairs, saying there are ‘no grounds whatsoever’ to do so and describing the singer as ‘mentally sick’.

The father-of-three claimed in a court filing that Britney is struggling so much with her mental health that court-appointed professional Jodi Montgomery, who overseas the popstar’s life decisions, recommended hospitalizing her on emergency psychiatric hold.

In court documents filed in Los Angeles on Friday, Jamie said Montgomery had called him, distraught, last month and sought his help with his daughter’s mental health struggles.

Quest for freedom: Britney Spears (pictured this month from her Instagram account) is trying to remove her father Jamie Spears' control over her life and financial affairs

Quest for freedom: Britney Spears (pictured this month from her Instagram account) is trying to remove her father Jamie Spears’ control over her life and financial affairs 

He claimed that Montgomery had explained that Britney was not taking her medications properly and refused to see some of her doctors and that she was ‘spiralling out of control’.

But Montgomery and her lawyer said in response that Jamie ‘misrepresented and manipulated’ the call to use it to his own advantage’.

The court filings come as Britney’s former bodyguard claimed she is living ‘like an inmate in a golden prison’ as the singer has her phone calls monitored and is not allowed out unsupervised.

The filing by Jamie was in response to court papers filed a day earlier by Britney’s new attorney Matthew Rosengart, which requested an emergency hearing as soon as possible to suspend him from the conservatorship.

Jamie said Rosengart ‘does not (and cannot) specify what the wrongdoing is’ to prompt such a suspension.

Lost: Britney's parents Jamie and Lynne are seen in November 2012. They had divorced in 2002

Lost: Britney’s parents Jamie and Lynne are seen in November 2012. They had divorced in 2002

Jamie ‘has dutifully and faithfully served as the conservator of his daughter’s estate without any blemishes on his record,’ the filing said.

He stepped aside from the part of the conservatorship that controls his daughter’s life decisions in 2019, with Montgomery taking over, though her official status remains temporary.

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The allegations made by Britney at hearings in June and July that seem to have spurred Rosengart’s call for her father’s removal, including ‘serious allegations regarding forced medical treatment and therapy, improper medical care, and limitations on personal rights,’ are ‘untested’ and involve issues that have long been Montgomery’s responsibility, not his, said Jamie in the court filing.

Jamie says the call for his urgent removal is ‘ironic’ considering the call he received from Montgomery on July 9.

‘Ms. Montgomery sounded very distraught and expressed how concerned she was about my daughters’ recent behavior and overall mental health,’ Jamie said in a personal declaration included with his court filing.

The court filings come as Britney's former bodyguard claimed she is living 'like an inmate in a golden prison' as the singer has her phone calls monitored and is not allowed out unsupervised

The court filings come as Britney’s former bodyguard claimed she is living ‘like an inmate in a golden prison’ as the singer has her phone calls monitored and is not allowed out unsupervised

‘Ms. Montgomery explained that my daughter was not timely or properly taking her medications, was not listening to the recommendations of her medical team, and refused to even see some of her doctors.

‘Ms. Montgomery said she was very worried about the direction my daughter was heading in and directly asked for my help to address these issues.’

Jamie said they discussed the possibility of hospitalizing Britney on an emergency psychiatric hold.

Montgomery acknowledged, in a statement through her attorney Lauriann Wright, having concerns about Britney’s behavior and mental health, but said James Spears’ stepping down would only help.

The statement said ‘having her father Jamie Spears continuing to serve as her Conservator instead of a neutral professional fiduciary is having a serious impact on Ms. Spears’ mental health.’

At no time during the phone call did Montgomery suggest Britney Spears qualifies for a psychiatric hold, the statement said.

Montgomery reached out to Jamie because she was concerned that an investigation of Britney’s allegations, which he was seeking, would be harmful to her.

Spears said they discussed the possibility of hospitalizing Britney Spears on an emergency psychiatric hold

Spears said they discussed the possibility of hospitalizing Britney Spears on an emergency psychiatric hold

‘The concern that Ms. Montgomery did raise to Mr. Spears during their telephone call is that forcing Ms. Spears to take the stand to testify or to have her evaluated would move the needle in the wrong direction for her mental health,’ the statement said.

Montgomery was ‘saddened’ that the call ‘is now being misrepresented and manipulated’ by Jamie ‘to gain some sort of tactical advantage in the pending proceedings to remove him.’

The fighting between those involved in the conservatorship has grown increasingly heated, and increasingly public, since Britney’s dramatic testimony at a hearing on June 23, when she told a judge ‘ I just want my life back.’

A hearing to address Rosengart’s petition to remove Jamie is scheduled for Sept. 29, unless the judge grants his request to hold one sooner.

The court filings come as Britney’s former bodyguard claimed she is living ‘like an inmate in a golden prison’ as the singer has her phone calls monitored and is not allowed out unsupervised.

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