Britney Spears is set to speak in court (!!!) on the “status of her conservatorship” in June, and hoo boy when’s part two of the documentary dropping?
Spears and her conservatorship became the hot topic of internet discourse (again) after the The New York Times unleashed its documentary, Framing Britney Spears. It followed the singer’s life from her days on The Mickey Mouse Club to the mystery and concern surrounding her conservatorship, including its many bouts in court.
According to industry publication Variety, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny scheduled a hearing on June 23 to allow Spears to say her piece.
Samuel Ingham, the attorney representing Spears, asked for a date to be set “on an expedited basis”, but did not share what Spears would say.
I don’t know about you lot, but from the outside it seems very obvious that Spears no longer wants her dad, Jamie Spears, to act as her conservator.
Britney Spears was placed under the conservatorship in 2008, following concerns over her mental wellbeing.
A conservatorship is when a judge appoints an individual or organisation (the conservator) to care for another adult who is deemed unfit to look after themselves or their finances (the conservatee).
Jamie Spears became sole conservator after attorney Andrew Wallet resigned from his role as co-conservator in 2019. During that same year, Jamie stepped away from the position due to personal health reasons, so Britney’s care manager Jodi Montgomery became temporary conservator.
In August 2020, Britney filed to have her father removed from her conservatorship and requested that Montgomery take over permanently. Her request was ultimately denied.
However, the judge did appoint Bessemer Trust, a wealth management and investment advisory firm, as co-conservator, alongside Jamie Spears.
After Framing Britney Spears aired, the singer said she was “embarrassed” by the documentary in an Instagram post which fans have since deemed bullshit.
Long story, short: long-time fans are convinced someone else is running Spears’ social media accounts.
“I didn’t watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in,” she wrote.
“I cried for two weeks and well …. I still cry sometimes !!!! I do what I can in my own spirituality with myself to try and keep my own joy … love … and happiness.”
Britney or “Britney”? I guess we’ll find out on June 23.