The judge overseeing Britney Spears’ conservatorship will rule on Friday whether to end the proceedings. The ruling would allow for more freedom and control of her finances, including music royalties.
Britney Spears is set to have her conservatorship ended on Friday, January 26th. A Los Angeles judge will decide whether or not the court should terminate the conservatorship.
(CBSLA) – LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A judge in Los Angeles County Superior Court might rule on Friday whether or not to dissolve Britney Spears’ tumultuous conservatorship, which has lasted more than a decade.
On Nov. 11, 2021, in West Hollywood, Calif., supporters of Britney Spears conduct a #FreeBritney rally outside the Tri Star Sports and Entertainment headquarters. (Photo credit: Getty Images) )
Judge Brenda Penny is expected to hear a petition to dissolve the conservatorship, which looks to have widespread support, even from Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, who has been the conservator of his daughter’s estate for the last 13 years.
The hearing is set to start at 1:00 p.m.
Penny removed Jamie Spears from the conservatorship over his daughter’s life, career, and money that had been in place since 2008.
Britney Spears’ fiancé, Sam Asghari, shared a video on Instagram on Thursday night showing the pair wearing #FreeBritney t-shirts.
Britney Spears’ lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, has accused Jamie Spears of a variety of wrongdoings, including claims that he covertly planted listening devices in his 39-year-old daughter’s bedroom.
Since the conservatorship started, Jamie Spears has been in charge of his daughter’s estate, and the singer has repeatedly begged that he be removed from the position.
“If I had to gamble, I’d say the conservatorship would most likely be terminated,” probate lawyer Troy Martin told CBSLA on Thursday. “There’s just no one opposing it, and the court is likely to take the easy route.”
The conservatorship case came to a head in June, when Spears gave explosive court testimony, accusing everyone involved in her conservatorship of abusing her by forcing her to perform against her will, forcing her to take medications she didn’t want, and forcing her to attend intensive therapy sessions.
In reaction to the evidence, a financial management firm that had just joined Spears’ estate as a co-conservator urged the court to terminate its involvement. Larry Rudolph, Spears’ longtime manager, also departed. Rudolph said that he and Spears hadn’t spoken in over a year and a half.
Penny granted the singer’s plea to employ her own counsel, veteran federal prosecutor Rosengart, in July. Throughout the conservatorship, Spears has been represented by a court-appointed counsel.
The incident spurred the #FreeBritney campaign and several rallies on Spears’ behalf, demanding an end to the government’s surveillance of her life and affairs. Hundreds of Spears fans are scheduled to gather outside the courthouse in downtown Los Angeles on Friday.
Several measures seeking conservatorship reform, including more supervision, are now before the California legislature.
When Jamie Spears’ conservatorship of the singer’s estate was briefly terminated in September, accountant John Zabel was named to fill the void. Since taking on the job of interim conservator of Britney Spears’ personal affairs in 2019, Jodi Montgomery has remained in the position.
(CBS Broadcasting Inc., Copyright 2021, All Rights Reserved.) This article was written with the help of City News Service.)
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