After years of silence, Britney Spears is finally ready to speak for herself regarding her ongoing conservatorship in an upcoming court appearance. Let’s get into it.
Britney Spears will soon be able to use her voice again, but this time rather than on a stage, she’s set to make a court appearance to finally address specific matters related to her 13-year conservatorship set forth by her father Jamie Spears.
In the latest court hearing on Tuesday, Britney’s attorney Sam Ingham III discussed matters about accounting and fees and also explained to Judge Brenda Penny, “The conservatee has requested that I seek from the court a status hearing at which she can address the court directly.”
The specific matters that Britney reportedly wants to discuss were not disclosed at the time, but it was confirmed by Ingham that Britney will not be discussing the financials but that she DOES hope to discuss other aspects of the conservatorship. Ingham also requested, “My client asked that it be done on an expedited basis,” emphasizing Britney’s urgency to appear before the court.
The judge has officially scheduled a status hearing for June 23rd at the Los Angeles County Superior Court and also granted a motion allowing the sealing of documents from public view about Britney’s temporary conservator, Jodi Montgomery, who is set to take over for her father in September. As many fans know, Jamie has been the sole conservator of his daughter since just after her public breakdown in 2007.
She had previously petitioned to have her father removed from her conservatorship when her attorney alleged that she was “afraid” of him, which resulted in the court appointing financial institution, Bessemer Trust, as a co-conservator. Jodi is reportedly only set to take over as the conservator of Britney’s person, while her father remains the other co-conservator.
Even though Brit’s appearance marks her first time in years that she’s stood before the court, she did share a rare message with fans addressing her well-being earlier this month and assured fans she was doing just fine. “Next question is, ‘Am I okay?’ Yes, I’m totally fine, I’m extremely happy. I have a beautiful home, beautiful children.” In February, a source also revealed to PageSix that Brit was “happy and lively” but revealed that she had “negative feelings” toward her conservatorship.
Around the same time was when the New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears was released on Hulu. Members of the #FreeBritneyMovement, and basically everyone, expressed deep concern over the fact that Jamie has been abusing what was meant to be a ‘temporary arrangement.’ The documentary gave even more insight into her struggles in the media throughout her rapid rise to fame, although neither Britney nor her family members spoke out on camera
Jamie’s legal team has since defended him amid the legal battle, as he’s also previously argued that he “rescued his daughter from a life-threatening situation.” Needless to say, fans will be counting down the days until June 23rd, when Britney can finally speak her truth and hopefully be one step closer to a life of freedom.
And to see what Brit recently had to say about the Framing Britney documentary, stay here for a full rundown. Then be sure to let us know all your thoughts on Britney’s upcoming court case and what you hope she’ll address in the comments below.