Britney Spears returns to court in conservatorship case
A probably pivotal hearing is scheduled to happen this afternoon at Los Angeles Superior Court.
Judge Brenda Penny will be pressed to make main decisions on whether or not to finish the conservatorship which has dominated over Spears’s life and funds for 13 years – and if the system stays in place, whether or not her father James Spears ought to stay as his daughter’s conservator.
Spears has mentioned she needs the conservatorship to finish and for her father to now not oversee it.
Her lawyer Mathew Rosengart, whom Spears was allowed to rent in July, has aggressively pushed for James Spears to be faraway from the conservatorship. Rosengart beforehand requested an emergency hearing on the difficulty, however Penny dominated that it may wait till at present.
James Spears himself has filed a petition to finish the conservatorship, after looking for it in 2008. He has urged Penny to decide on the matter this Wednesday (29 September).
The hearing will start at 4:30pmET/9:30pm BST/1:30pm PT.
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Britney Spears’s fiancé Sam Asghari has spoken of the “bad aftertaste” left by the various documentaries concerning the singer.
Shortly earlier than the shock new programme Controlling Britney Spears, was launched on Friday 24 September, Asghari shared his ideas about filmmakers attempting to depict Spears’s ongoing authorized battle over her conservatorship.
“I hope the profit from these docs go towards fighting against injustice #freebritney,” he wrote within the feedback part of Netflix’s Instagram web page, on a publish selling its new documentary, Britney vs Spears.
Read extra of Asghari’s feedback within the story beneath:
Clemence Michallon29 September 2021 19:33
Supporters of Britney Spears are demonstrating in London this Wednesday (29 September) forward of the court hearing:
Clemence Michallon29 September 2021 19:15
Earlier this month, Britney Spears introduced her engagement to her longtime boyfriend Asghari.
In a video posted to Instagram, she is seen exhibiting off her engagement ring.
She wrote subsequent to the clip: “I can’t f****** believe it.”
Clemence Michallon29 September 2021 18:52
Here is a primer on at present’s hearing, which can begin in a couple of hours:
Clemence Michallon29 September 2021 18:22
Britney Spears lately grew to become engaged to her longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari.
This means she’s going to be placing collectively a prenuptial settlement that her father mustn’t be concerned in, her court filings have mentioned.
James Spears has denied performing in something however his daughter’s finest curiosity, and has declined Rosengart’s calls for that he resign instantly, saying in a court submitting that in his 13 years within the conservatorship, “to the best of Mr Spears’s knowledge and belief, not a single medical professional nor the report of a single probate investigator has recommended that Mr Spears’s presence as Conservator was harming Ms Spears or that he should be replaced.”
Clemence Michallon29 September 2021 17:58
The most recent post shared on Britney Spears’s Instagram account reflects on one of the documentaries recently released about her:
Clemence Michallon29 September 2021 17:33
Britney vs Spears, which arrived on Netflix on Tuesday 28 September, has received mixed reviews from critics but sparked another wave of support ahead of the singer’s next conservatorship hearing.
“The ending made me cry,” one fan wrote of the documentary, whereas one other described it as “heartbreaking”.
Read more about fans’ reactions to the documentary here:
Clemence Michallon29 September 2021 17:06
The documentary Britney vs Spears was released yesterday, on Tuesday (28 September).
Netflix has described it as “[telling] the explosive story of Britney’s life and her public and private search for freedom”, “featuring years-long investigative work, exclusive interviews, and new documents”, and “[painting] a thorough portrait of the pop star’s trajectory from girl next door to a woman trapped by fame and family and her own legal status.”
You can read our review below:
Clemence Michallon29 September 2021 16:41
Britney Spears’s conservatorship is a two-part system in which others oversee her life decisions and her finances.
In 2019, James Spears stepped aside from the former aspect, ending his time as the so-called conservator of his daughter’s person.
He maintained his role as conservator of her estate, with control over her finances. He and his attorneys have contended that renders many of his daughter’s complaints about his control over her life meaningless.
Jodi Montgomery, a court-appointed professional, now acts as conservator of Britney Spears’s person, and Britney Spears’s attorney Mathew Rosengart said in court documents that Montgomery also consents to ending the conservatorship so long as it can be done safely and smoothly.
(Additional reporting by AP)
Clemence Michallon29 September 2021 16:16
It’s not known for certain whether Britney Spears will attend today’s hearing, but TMZ reports citing “multiple sources with direct knowledge” that she’s not expected to do so.
Here is a full timeline of the conservatorship and the singer’s efforts to bring it to an end:
Clemence Michallon29 September 2021 15:48