This Wednesday, Britney Spears’ conservatorship battle will take a crucial step forward as the court hears testimony from both sides. What happens next could determine whether Spears is able to regain control of her life or if she remains under the control of her conservators for the foreseeable future.
Britney Spears has been in a conservatorship battle since her mental health went into decline. A new report from the court revealed that she is now back to her old self and is doing better than before.
(CBSLA) – LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – In the continuing conservatorship lawsuit of singer Britney Spears, a hearing will be held in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Wednesday.
Supporters of Britney Spears gather at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 23, 2023, for a hearing on the Britney Spears conservatorship lawsuit. (Los Angeles Times/Getty Images/Irfan Khan) )
The singer’s personal choice of counsel, a request for additional security from her personal conservator, and some estate accounting issues will all be on the docket before Judge Brenda Penny. Spears herself is unlikely to show there.
Before the 1:30 p.m. hearing, Spears supporters from the FreeBritney campaign will conduct a protest outside the courtroom.
Since 2008, Spears has been under conservatorship. On June 23, the 39-year-old gave dramatic virtual evidence, accusing everyone involved in her conservatorship of abusing her, forcing her to perform against her will, and forcing her to take medicines she didn’t want and endure rigorous therapy sessions.
Samuel Ingham III, Spears’ court-appointed attorney who has represented her for the last 13 years of her conservatorship, submitted papers last week stating his desire to retire once a successor is found.
The ACLU filed an amicus brief on Tuesday alongside more than two dozen other groups, requesting that Spears be allowed to select her own counsel in the case. Lynne Spears, Spears’ mother, has filed papers to the same effect.
In reaction to Spears’ testimony, a financial management firm that had just joined Spears’ estate as a co-conservator requested the court to terminate its involvement.
Larry Rudolph, Spears’ longtime manager, also quit last week. Rudolph said that he and Spears haven’t spoken in over a year and a half.
Mathew Rosengart, a former federal prosecutor, intends to make a presentation to Penny on Wednesday to convince her to employ Spears. Rosengart, 58, is a partner at Greenberg Traurig, a legal company. Rosengart worked as a civil lawyer after leaving the Justice Department, and his clients included actors Sean Penn, Steven Spielberg, and Kenneth Lonergan.
Probate attorney Lisa MacCarley told CBSLA on Tuesday, “Here is a very big legal practice and a very well-known attorney coming in.” “He will actively push for the termination of this conservatorship, which is something that all of us, including myself, have been asking why it hasn’t happened sooner.”
Meanwhile, Jodi Montgomery, Spears’ personal conservator, says in court documents that since Spears’ testimony, she has received a “significant increase” in threats through social media, text messages, phone calls, and emails.
Jamie Spears, the conservator of his daughter’s estate, has filed court documents requesting the court to examine his daughter’s claims of abuse by individuals engaged in the conservatorship “to establish what remedial measures, if any, are required.”
When she testified, Spears called for the conservatorship to be lifted, but her lawyers have yet to submit any applications with the court to do so.
(CBS Broadcasting Inc., Copyright 2023, All Rights Reserved.) This article was written with the help of City News Service.)
Frequently Asked Questions
What happened at Britneys conservatorship hearing?
Britney Spears was granted conservatorship on the grounds that she is a danger to herself and others.
What did Britney do to get conservatorship?
Britney Spears was granted conservatorship in 2008, which is a legal process that allows an individual to be placed under the care and control of a third party.
What do they mean by free Britney?
Free Britney is a term that refers to when someone says something or does something for free, but its not actually true.
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