LOS ANGELES — Britney Spears’ co-conservator Jodi Montgomery is getting more harassment and death threats after an explosive court appearance by Spears, who claimed years of abuse and trauma as a result of a legal arrangement that gives Montgomery and Spears’ father control over her financial and personal dealings.
In legal documents filed Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Montgomery says there has been “a marked increase in the number and severity of threatening posts” against her, including threats of violence and even death, since Spears testified June 23.
Citing a hefty price tag, Montgomery asked that the conservatorship temporarily cover the costs of increased security measures, including 24-hour protection, until she can make “security improvements” at her residence and her office.
Each security agent assigned to Montgomery costs $65 an hour, with an estimated cost of $1,820 per 24-hour window, according to the filing. A two-week security detail would cost around $25,480.
Montgomery’s attorney wrote in the filing that the price is prohibitive and that it is Montgomery’s understanding that Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, as conservator of the estate, “has no objection to the expense in and of itself, but just does not want to authorize it himself without prior court approval.”
A security detail has been assigned to Montgomery’s home since June 30, when a Los Angeles judge signed an order denying Spears’ request to have her father removed from the conservatorship, according to the filing. Every threatening message and post has been forwarded to a private security company responsible for keeping Montgomery safe.