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Britney Spears' conservatorship returned to court this evening, three weeks after her powerful statement, in which she said the situation she was living under was "abusive" and likened it to "slave labour".
The singer won the latest round in her battle to be free from her controversial conservatorship, in which the judge granted her permission to choose her own legal representative.
Matthew S Rosengart was named her new counsel in the fierce legal battle for the 39-year-old to win back control of her life and career.
Rosengart - a former federal prosecutor at the US Justice Deptartment and also the lawyer to other stars like Ben Affleck and Steven Spielberg - stepped forward and asked the judge to be the singer's new representative.
The singer's former lawyer, Samuel D Ingham, had recently asked to resign after she told a judge that she wasn't aware she was able to petition to end her conservatorship - something he faced intense scrutiny for.
Britney celebrated the news on Instagram by posting a video of her riding a horse and doing cartwheels. She captioned the clip: "Coming along, folks ... coming along !!!!! New with real representation today ... I feel GRATITUDE and BLESSED!!!
"Thank you to my fans who are supporting me ... You have no idea what it means to me be supported by such awesome fans!!!! God bless you all!!!!!
"Pssss this is me celebrating by horseback riding and doing cartwheels today !!!! #FreeBritney."
Last month, the world listened in awe as the pop star, 39, finally broke her silence on the 13 year conservatorship - which gave her father and a co-executor total stewardship over Britney's $60 million fortune, while he also has the power to make medical decisions and business deals on her behalf.
In her statement, she said she believed her father, Jamie Spears, belonged in jail. She also stated that she wished for the conservatorship to be terminated.
Today's court hearing, which was held in Los Angeles, set out to handle the shocking remarks the pop star made during her bombshell appearance.
While Britney didn't speak at the hearing, her request to hire her own lawyer was noted.
While Britney had previously made her intent to hire her own council clear, it's complicated, as her conservatorship means that she can't hire anybody without her father, Jamie Spears' signature.
During the court hearing, Rosengart stated that it was Britney's constitutional right to pick her own attorney without her father's interference.
Since Britney's first court hearing, a lot has been going on behind the scenes.
Her manager, Larry Rudolph quit, and a week later, the co-conservator of her estate also resigned.
Britney has been locked in her conservatorship since 2008 following admission into a psychiatric facility.
Her father, Jamie, has had total stewardship over the Britney's $60 million fortune, as well as having had the power to make medical decisions and business deals on her behalf. Jamie was then forced to split control with an attorney and a trust group in 2019.
In her previous court hearing, Britney had told the judge: "I just want my life back. All I want is to own my money and for my boyfriend to be able to drive me in his car. I want to sue my family."
The mother-of-two added: "It's not OK to force me to do anything I don't want to. The conservatorship should end. I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive.
"I am not happy, I can't sleep. I'm so angry, it's insane. And I'm depressed."
Britney added that she believed everyone involved in her conservatorship, including her father, should be imprisoned for the suffering she has had to endure.
"My dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship, including my management ... they should be in jail," she said.
Jamie responded to Britney's claims last month, telling the court that he "loves his daughter".
"He is sorry to see is daughter suffering and in so much pain," the statement read. "Mr Spears loves his daughter very much."
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