Britney Spears is set to break her silence in court regarding her conservatorship case in June.
On Tuesday, a hearing was scheduled for June 23 for Spears to finally speak to the court on the “status of the conservatorship” following an ongoing battle to have her father removed as her conservator. The popstar and her attorney have been fighting for control of Spears’ $60 million dollar estate and career since last summer, when Spears filed to remove her father from the position.
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A conservator is a person who is appointed by a judge as a guardian to manage another person’s finances and daily life due to mental or physical impairments. Spears’ father James (also called Jamie) has been her conservator since 2008, along with attorney Andrew Wallet, due to the star’s personal struggles with her mental health. He has effectively been in charge of his daughter’s life ever since. In 2019, he became the sole conservator when Wallet resigned.
Spears has rarely participated in the hearings about the 13-year-long conservatorship, but has made it known via her lawyers that she believes her father is not looking out for her career. The first attempt to remove him last August was unsuccessful, and a hearing on her team’s latest bid for his removal has been pushed to July.
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Britney fans have been extremely vocal about their support for the “Toxic” singer, launching the #FreeBritney movement in support of the star taking back control of her life. The support has only increased since a recent documentary about the media’s harsh treatment of Spears.
Fans protested outside the courthouse in Los Angeles during Tuesday’s virtual proceedings with #FreeBritney signs.
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