Britney Spears' co-conservator, Jodi Montgomery, says she has had to increase her security after receiving death threats and harassment following Britney's explosive court appearance.
Britney claimed that the legal arrangement, which puts her father, Jamie, and Montgomery, in control of her personal and financial affairs, resulted in her suffering years of abuse. Since then, Montgomery says there has been "a marked increase in the number and severity of threatening posts," which included threats of violence and death, according to legal documents filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Wednesday and cited by NBC News.
Montgomery has requested that the costs of her increased security measures be temporarily covered by the conservatorship. Jamie, who is co-conservator of Britney's estate, "has no objection to the expense in and of itself, but just does not want to authorize it himself without prior court approval," Montgomery's attorney wrote in the filing.
A security detail was assigned to Montgomery's home after a Los Angeles judge signed an order denying Spears' request to have her father removed from the conservatorship on June 30, NBC News reported, noting that each security agent costs about $65 an hour, which could amount to roughly $1,820 per 24-hour window. It would cost Montgomery around $25,480 to pay for a two-week security detail.
Last week, Britney's sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, signaled that she and her family were also receiving death threats. In an Instagram Story, she pleaded with the public to leave them alone.
"Hi, I respect that everyone has the right to express themselves, but can we please stop with the death threats, especially the death threats to children. -JLS," the mother of two wrote, according to E! News.
Meanwhile, Britney's attorney, Sam Ingham, and manager, Larry Rudolph, are both stepping down following her court appearance.
Ingham, who has represented the pop icon for 13 years, asked to resign in a filing on Tuesday, and requested that his resignation goes into effect "upon the appointment of new court-appointed counsel," according to People.
Rudolph said in a letter to Britney's father that his decision comes after learning that Britney was harboring intentions to stop singing professionally.
"It has been over 2 1/2 years since Britney and I last communicated, at which time she informed me she wanted to take an indefinite work hiatus," Rudolph wrote in the letter first published by Deadline. "Earlier today, I became aware that Britney had been voicing her intention to officially retire. As you know, I have never been a part of the conservatorship nor its operations, so I am not privy to many of these details."
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