Britney Spears (39) is said to have dementia. This is what her father Jimmy Spears (68) claims, according to court records, as a reason why he needed to obtain financial guardianship over his daughter.
British journalist Moopen Azhar, who is making a TV documentary on the Spears case, claims to have had access to the document. In “The Battle For Britney: Fans, Cash and Conservatorship,” he recounts how he read years ago about a dementia claim on fan forums: “I was convinced it was a somewhat bogus conspiracy theory. How could that be the reason Britney was under Guardianship for 12 years. “
Document confirming “dementia referral”
But then Azhar obtained a copy of the court document in which the “Dementia Acceptance” box was checked by Jimmy Spears.
Not only Azhar, but also fans of the pop princess, find that her top star is unlikely to belong to five percent of people with amnesia under the age of 65. Especially since Spears has released four albums and played four world tours since 2009. He says Azhar: “That would be nearly impossible for a person with dementia, as they would have to memorize the lyrics and dance routines.”
Spears has so far failed in court
Since her breakdown in 2008, her father has been Jimmy Spears’ legal guardian, controlling her personal life and money. In 2019, Father Jimmy temporarily resigned from his position as guardian due to health issues. A year later, the musician’s lawyers asked Jodi Montgomery, who had represented Father Spears in his absence, to continue the guardianship instead. Britney Spears “strongly refuses” her father to be a guardian, as requested by her attorney at the time. However, in November 2020, the court ruled against the pop star’s request to be fired. However, a bank has also been appointed as a co-custodian for financial issues.
Spears does not want to accept the verdict. On June 23, the musician will testify herself for the first time in a court case. This happens at her request, as her lawyer announced a few days ago. (to talk)