Britney Spears’ legal team wants to replace Jamie Spears as the pop star’s curator with a man who has been denied guardianship from his own mother, Page Six has exclusively learned.
According to court documents obtained by Page Six, Jason Rubin filed an application in early 2020 to become temporary guardian – and eventually, permanent guardian – of his mother Ida Rubin, citing mental health concerns.
The forensic accountant requested guardianship both over Ida’s estate and over her person. A source confirmed to us that Jason’s mother had a trust that was also in dispute; the exact amounts in this case were not disclosed.
Rubin alleged in court documents that “Ida suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and her mental health was deteriorating.”
However, Ida and Jason’s brother Mark Rubin objected to the request. Ida told the courts that she was “competent enough to handle [her] own medical and financial affairs.
To back up her claims, Jason provided call logs from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department – as well as incident reports from Ida’s residence security team – which allegedly showed she had asked officers to commit “absurd acts”.
He also provided a medical 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]”, According to court documents.
He said in the records that Ida’s “delusional beliefs … put her at risk of harm. [either
to self or others]. “
But after more than a year of litigation, a judge dismissed Jason’s petition based on Brown’s certificate.
According to the records, the court found that Dr Brown had never performed an in-person assessment of Ida and only made his medical assumptions based on the LVMPD call logs and mail correspondence. electronic with Ida’s security team.
Further, although Dr Brown has expressed fears that Ida’s mental illness may put her at risk for herself or others, he has not provided any facts and the record does not prove that the safety Ida is in danger, ”the court documents said.
“In fact, police call logs indicate that Ida is’ okay but delusional ‘and is’ capable of
to take care of [her] self and [that her] the house was clean. ‘”
The district court ruled that Jason could “re-file the petition if he was able to get a medical certificate.”
The court ultimately ruled that Ida “had suffered from mental illness for some time,” but “was still able to take care of herself and manage her daily activities.”
We’re told that at one point Jason appealed to the Nevada Supreme Court, but the district court’s rulings were upheld.
Mark’s attorney, Jason Aivaz, confirmed to us that the case was closed “without prejudice” and that Jason could file a new claim if he obtained a new “valid” medical certificate.
Aivaz also noted that because her client, Mark, is the “designated agent under Ida’s power of attorney,” if Ida were to be found incapable by a court or doctor, her client is “ideally, at least [in] Ida’s preference to step in and take her place ”- not Jason. The lawyer adds that Mark always thought that guardianship was “not necessary”.
Britney’s legal team in July asked for Jason to be named custodian of the multi-million dollar estate of the “Toxic” singer, whose court documents contained $ 2.7 million in liquid assets as well as $ 56.3 million. dollars of investments and real estate.
According to Newsweek, Jason’s appointment would give him “the power and authority to pursue opportunities related to professional engagements and activities, including, but not limited to performances, recordings, videos, tours, TV shows and other similar activities, provided they are approved by the person’s curator [and] the conservatory’s medical team.
Spears’ attorney, Mathew Rosengart, said he was set to remove Jamie, 69, from guardianship and terminate it completely after more than 13 years.
And a source familiar with the situation told Page Six on Friday that it was not Rosengart who had selected Jason as a potential candidate to replace Jamie; the rationale for his selection was not initially reported.
In August, Jamie said he would be ready to step down as curator “when the time comes” but added he “intended to work with the court and his daughter’s new lawyer to prepare for a transition. ordered to a new curator “.
The next status hearing is scheduled for September 29.
Jason’s attorney, Justin Gold, strongly defended his client in a statement to Page Six, saying he was “unhappy that someone is trying to mess him up in this way.”
“Jason Rubin is a highly esteemed and court approved Chartered Trustee, Forensic Accountant and CPA with an extremely solid professional background,” said Gold.
“It is unfortunate that, based on numerous incidents, reflected in numerous police and homeowner association reports and in the email below, [and] after a very careful examination and consultations with doctors who believed she had “psychotic” problems which were also compatible with schizophrenia, as well as involuntary psychiatric management in 2014, Jason felt he did not had no choice but to seek guardianship for her mother, for her protection and that of others, ”Gold said.
He concluded: “This in no way reflects Mr. Rubin’s ability to properly manage and protect an individual’s assets, based on his strong track record; it simply reflects that his elderly mother had very serious health problems and that he was trying to take legal steps to protect her.
Rosengart and Ida Rubin’s lawyer did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.
Page Six learned after the publication of this article that Rubin had resigned his position as registrar of the estate. He says Radar via his lawyer on Tuesday that he did so “to protect my young family and myself from having to face the spotlight.”