Is This The Real Reason Britney Spears Doesn't Want A Mental Health Evaluation?

On Thursday, June 24, pop sensation Britney Spears made a rare court appearance and heavily criticized the "abusive" conservatorship she has been placed under for the past 13 years. As the BBC reported, her father, Jamie Spears, was given control over her affairs, including the singer's finances, through a court order back in 2008. The conservatorship was first put in place after the "Toxic" hitmaker was hospitalized due to fears over her mental health at the time. 

According to People, Spears is now determined to free herself from the conservatorship which controls many aspects of her life. However, according to sources close to Britney, the singer is reluctant to file a petition to end the conservatorship as she has concerns over the mental health evaluation that is usually legally required in cases such as her own. "She doesn't have much trust for the doctors that she has worked with so far," the source explained, adding, "she feels like they have failed her."

Britney's personal conservator currently has no plans to resign

As People reported, Britney's personal conservator, Jodi Montgomery, and her father have clashed in recent weeks over many of the shocking allegations made by Spears in court, including that she was forced to use birth control and undergo treatment for mental health issues in 2019. 

According to Deadline, some of those closest to the singer throughout her ongoing conservatorship have resigned from their positions in the wake of Britney's bombshell court appearance back in June, including her longtime manager, Larry Rudolph.

However, Britney's current conservator Montgomery has "no plans to step down" from her role. In a statement to People on Tuesday, July 6, Montgomery's lawyer, Lauriann Wright, explained that Jodi "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. Ms. Montgomery will continue to serve as a conservator for as long as Ms. Spears and the Court desire her to do so," Wright concluded.