Britney Spears conservatorship hearing live – Pop star will speak THIS WEEK for first time in years about controversy

BRITNEY Spears is set to speak in a Los Angeles court tomorrow for the first time in years about her controversial conservatorship.

The conservatorship, which was implemented in 2008 after a series of public meltdowns by the singer, prevents Britney from controlling her life or having any access to her million-dollar fortune.

In 2008, after Britney was committed to a psychiatric ward, her dad was granted a temporary conservatorship which became permanent by the end of the year.

However, in recent years the #FreeBritney movement has grown and fans of the pop star are calling on her to be let out of the legal agreement.

Britney herself has remained quiet about the conservatorship – but that is expected to change at Wednesday's bombshell hearing.

Read our Britney Spears live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • Julia Fields

    ATTORNEY CLAIMS CONSERVATORSHIP 'SAVED BRITNEY'S LIFE'

    While Britney clearly wants Jamie out of the conservatorship, his lawyer Vivian Thoreen claimed the conservatorship "saved" the singer's life.

    "I understand that every story needs a villain," the attroney said. "But people have it so wrong here.

    "This is a story about a fiercely loving, dedicated and loyal father who rescued his daughter from a life threatening situation.

    "People were harming her and they were exploiting her. Jamie saved Britney's life," she told Good Morning America's Amy Robach.

  • Julia Fields

    BRITNEY HAS 'ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO' WITH DAD JAMIE

    The star’s close friend and former makeup artist Billy “Billy B” Brasfield, who keeps in contact with Britney regularly, confirmed rumors she has “absolutely nothing” to do with Jamie.

    However, the singer “remains close” to her mom Lynne, sister Jamie Lynn and brother Bryan.

  • Julia Fields

    WHO IS IN BRITNEY'S FAMILY?

    The singer hopes to marry her boyfriend, Sam Asghari, have more children and return to singing.

    She already shares sons Sean, 15, and Jayden, 14, with ex-husband Kevin Federline, 43.

  • Julia Fields

    RULES OF THE CONSERVATORSHIP

    Under the terms of the long-running conservatorship, Britney isn't allowed to drive or go out by herself, or make any significant personal or financial decisions.

    The new documents reveal the day-to-day duties Jodi will have while conservator, including the power to "restrict and limit" visitors – aside from Ingham – to the singer, the ability to retain "caretakers and security guards" for her and powers to prosecute civil harassment restraining orders on her behalf.

    Jodi will also be able to speak with medical professionals about Britney and have access to her medical records.

  • Julia Fields

    POSSIBILITY OF A TELL-ALL INTERVIEW

    Reflecting on the possibility of a tell-all interview, the source said: “If she decided she wanted to do it, yes, but it definitely wouldn’t do it in the current status quo. As long as her dad is part of it, she’s not working. She hasn’t talked to her dad in over a year.”

  • Julia Fields

    WHO IS JODI MONTGOMERY?

    Jodi- who is the singer's care manager- has been her conservator since 2019 after she temporarily replaced Jamie when he was dealing with health issues.

    A judge recently extended Jodi's temporary role until September 2021.

    If Jodi is granted the position, Britney could be given the freedom to perform again and could participate in a tell-all interview.

  • Julia Fields

    BRITNEY'S LIFE 'WOULD DRASTICALLY CHANGE FOR THE BTTER' WITHOUT CONSERVATORSHIP

    The pop star's life has been managed by a controversial court-ordered conservatorship since 2008 following her very public breakdown.

    Following Britney's legal request, insiders told Page Six that her life "would drastically change for the better" if Jamie is removed as her conservator.

    The singer's attorney filed for Jodi Montgomery to officially replace her father as the permanent conservator over Britney's personal matters.

    An insider told the outlet: “If Jodi becomes her conservator things would drastically change for Britney — she’s not working because of her dad. She has said that as long as a dad is in control of her life, she’s not working.

    “Britney trusts Jodi Montgomery — she’s really great. Things would drastically change for the better.”

  • Julia Fields

    SPEARS ADDRESSED FREE BRITNEY MOVEMENT ON INSTAGRAM IN 2019

    Due to the rise of the movement, Spears shared a video on Instagram back in 2019 assuring her fans saying the rumors had gotten out of control.

    She wrote: "Your love and dedication is amazing,"

    "But what I need right now is a little bit of privacy to deal with all the hard things that life is throwing my way."

  • Julia Fields

    HOW DID THE FREE BRITNEY MOVEMENT START?

    In 2009, FreeBritney.net was launched in response to her court-approved conservatorship – a form of legal guardianship.

    It grants a chosen individual full authority over another's life and assets.

    The conservator typically holds the same rights and responsibilities as a parent would over a child.

    It is typically enacted for individuals who are incapable of making their own decisions.

  • Julia Fields

    SPEARS 'RESERVES A RIGHT' TO CANCEL CONSERVATORSHIP

    Additionally, the legal documents stated that Spears reserves the right to eventually request an end to the conservatorship completely.

    While sources have said Spear’s life "would drastically change for the better" if Jamie is removed, the father's lawyer Vivian Thoreen previously claimed the conservatorship "saved" the singer's life.

  • Julia Fields

    LATEST ON SPEARS' CONSERVATORSHIP

    In April, Spears asked a judge to permanently end her father’s control over her $60m fortune and personal life.

    The singer's attorney filed for Jodi Montgomery to officially replace Jamie Spears as the permanent conservator over Spears’ personal matters.

    She also asked her estranged father to resign from his role overseeing her personal life.

  • Julia Fields

    ADDITIONAL HEARING ON JULY 14

    Additionally, there will be another hearing regarding her estate’s accounting documents on July 14, 2021.

  • Julia Fields

    HEARING WILL ADDRESS 'STATUS OF CONSERVATORSHIP'

    It is unclear exactly what matters Spears plans to disclose, however, Ingham alluded that she would like to have the hearing pertaining to the “status of the conservatorship.”

  • Julia Fields

    WHAT IS BRITNEY SPEARS DOING ON JUNE 23?

    Britney Spears, 39, is set to speak for the first time ever at her court hearing on June 23 at 1.30pm PST.

    Her attorney, Sam Ingham III sought permission from Judge Brenda Penny to give Spears a chance to talk, according to Page Six.

    He told the judge: “The conservatee has requested that I seek from the court a status hearing at which she can address the court directly.”

    Adding: “My client asked that it be done on expedited basis.”

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