Britney Spears is going on the offensive and wants to speak her mind and say in her ongoing conservatorship battle with her father, Jamie. According to TMZ, sources close to the “Toxic” singer say she is angry with her father and has severed all relationships with him over his continued control of her life and assets.
Britney has openly expressed her disdain of her father’s continued involvement in her conservatorship in the past. Although he took a backseat from being her conservator, a position he has held since 2008, and is now sharing the responsibility with a financial institution, Britney has made it clear she wants him totally out of the picture.
On a Tuesday court proceeding, Britney, through her lawyer Samuel Ingham requested to speak to the court directly as soon as it can be arranged. Preceding over the singer’s conservatorship, Judge Brenda Penny agreed to the request and set the hearing for June 23. The urgency of the request sparked controversies as many people wondered if Britney will appear in person for the court proceeding and, more importantly, what she will say to the courtroom.
Dating back to 2008, Britney had a public meltdown, and there were concerns about her mental health. A psychological evaluation was ordered, and after a thorough assessment, she was placed under conservatorship, an arrangement usually reserved for people unable to make their own decisions. Britney’s father, Jamie, was made her sole conservator and controlled her estates, finances, and even her personality.
In 2019, Britney finally got her father to temporarily step down as her sole conservator and moved a motion in court to have Jodi Montgomery, a private, professional fiduciary, as her conservator alongside a financial institution to monitor her finances and estates. However, the pop singer wants her father out of the conservatorship entirely and wants Jodi appointed as her conservator.
If the singer’s wish is fulfilled, Jodi will have the authority to appoint Britney’s security, talk to her doctors about her health, and will also be able to limit her interactions with visitors except for her attorney. Britney has threatened never to perform again until her wish is fulfilled. Despite the threat, Britney has not talked to anyone in her camp about a possible return to the stage.
In the motion moved on March 23 to remove Britney’s father as her conservator, Ingham described the change of conservator as needed and desired. It reflects the current changes in the lifestyle of the singer. To prepare for the next phase of her life, Britney wanted a corporate fiduciary in his place.
As the date for the court proceeding draws near, sources expect a wide range of discussions between the judge and Britney, which should be made available for a public hearing and the media unless issues about her medical condition are discussed.
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