It has been revealed that Britney Spears’ legal team wants to replace Jamie Spears as the singer’s conservatory with a man who was once denied guardianship of his own mother.
According to court documents obtained by Page Six, Jason Rubin, Britney new conservator filed a petition in early 2020 to become his mother Ida Rubin’s temporary guardian and, eventually, permanent guardian, citing mental health issues.
The forensic accounting expert sought guardianship of both Ida’s estate and person. A source confirmed to us that Jason’s mother has a trust that is also being litigated; the exact amounts in the case were not disclosed.
In court documents, Rubin claimed that “Ida suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and that her mental health was deteriorating.”
Ida and Jason’s brother, Mark Rubin, both objected to the request. Ida testified in court that she was “competent enough to handle her own medical and financial affairs.”
Jason provided call logs from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, as well as incident reports from Ida’s security team, to back up his claims that she asked officers to perform “nonsensical acts.”
According to court documents, he also provided a physician’s certificate prepared by Dr Gregory P. Brown, who wrote that the events he reviewed “strongly suggest the presence of psychosis [a substantial break in the perception of consensual reality].”
In the records, he stated that Ida’s “delusional beliefs… put her at risk of harm to herself or others.”
However, after more than a year of court proceedings, a judge dismissed Jason’s petition based on Brown’s certificate.
According to court records, Dr Brown never evaluated Ida in person and instead based his medical assumptions on the LVMPD’s call logs and email correspondence with Ida’s security team.
“Further, although Dr Brown expressed concern that Ida’s mental illness may cause her to be a danger to herself or others, he provided no facts and the record does not support that Ida’s safety is in jeopardy,” the court papers said.
It as also revealed that at one point, Jason filed an appeal at the Nevada Supreme Court, but the district court’s rulings were upheld.