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Britney Spears To Speak In LA Court Over Conservatorship Battle With Her Father Jamie

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Britney Spears To Speak In LA Court Over Conservatorship Battle With Her Father Jamie

Britney Spears is set to talk about her controversial conservatorship case in court.

The pop star will appear before a judge on June 23rd, amid her ongoing battle to have her father, Jamie Spears, removed as her conservator.

Speaking during a hearing on Tuesday, CNN report that the singer's lawyer, Sam Ingham III, said she's now keen to "address the court directly".

 Britney Spears and Jamie Spears (Credit: Britney Spears/Instagram)
Britney Spears and Jamie Spears (Credit: Britney Spears/Instagram)
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"The conservatee has requested that I seek from the court a status hearing at which she can address the court directly," he told Judge Brenda Penny. "My client has asked that it be done on an expedited basis."

The lawyer did not confirm what issues Britney wished to raise in the court appearance, but confirmed the hearing would be about "status of the conservatorship."

The conservatorship is a legal agreement which was bestowed upon Britney's father Jamie Spears, following her psychiatric hospitalisation back in 2008. The legal contract gives him control over her career, medical treatment and her estate - plus, even some aspects of her personal life.

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While the court initially ruled that the conservatorship was supposed to be temporary, Britney is still under her father's control 13 years later. She's now 39, and has been asking repeatedly for her freedom.

In August 2020, the singer said she no longer wanted her father to be in control of her conservatorship, later asking that he be removed as the co-conservator of her estate in November 2020. She even went as far to say that she would no longer be performing while he was in control of her career.

Birtney Spears has refused to perform until her father is removes (Credit: PA)
Birtney Spears has refused to perform until her father is removes (Credit: PA)

Britney's dad, James, previously said: "I have and will continue to provide unwavering love and fierce protection against those with self-serving interests and those who seek to harm her or my family."

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He later told CNN he was "protecting" his daughter from "those with self-serving interests and those who seek to harm her".

Following the singer's requested appearance in court, the next hearing to remove Jamie won't be assessed by a judge until July 14th - one month after the judge hears her speak.

The judge also granted a motion which ensures documents about Jodi Montgomery - Britney's temporary conservator, due to take over in September - are hidden from the public.

Britney Spears fans protesting in LA in November 2020. (Credit: PA)
Britney Spears fans protesting in LA in November 2020. (Credit: PA)
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Many of Britney's fans have campaigned for the singer to have more control over her career and her personal life in recent years.

The #FreeBritney campaign was launched as far back as 2009, and some fans have even asked the White House to end the conservatorship, with a petition reaching over 184,000 signatures.

And the movement has only grown in the last year, following the release of the New York Times Presents documentary, Framing Britney Spears. The film sparked international outcry, and support from celebrities including Paris Hilton, Miley Cyrus and Bella Thorne.

Following the release of the NYT and Hulu doc, Britney had another hearing in February 2021, in which the judge rejected her father's objection to sharing control of her investments, and her estate with another party - Bessemer Trust.

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While some fans saw this as a positive step, Britney's lawyer responded that his removal altogether was a "separate issue".

You can watch Framing Britney Spears on Sky Documentaries and NOW.

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Topics: Celebrity News, Britney Spears

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