In new court documents obtained by Us Weekly on Wednesday, September 2, Britney Spears seemingly acknowledged the #FreeBritney movement by saying that she wants her conservatorship hearing to be open to the public. Previously, all hearings have been closed to the public.
“Britney herself is vehemently opposed to this effort by her father [Jamie Spears] to keep her legal struggle hidden away in the closet as a family secret,” the singer’s attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, said in the filing. He also noted that “there are no medical issues at all in a conservatorship of the estate, nor are her children [Preston, 14, and Jayden, 13] involved in any way.”
For those who missed it, fans of the pop star have continuously taken to social media and expressed concern about Britney’s conservatorship. She was first placed under a conservatorship in 2008 and her father, served as her conservator until September 2019, when Britney’s care manager, Jodi Montgomery took over. On August 17, Britney filed court documents requesting to remove her dad as her conservator, as he is “strongly opposed” to him returning, according to Us Weekly.
Along with these most recent court filings, Britney’s lawyer also slammed Jamie after she called the #FreeBritney movement “a joke” when talking with New York Post’s Page Six in August.
“Far from being a conspiracy theory or a ‘joke’ as James reportedly told the media, in large part this scrutiny [on social media] is a reasonable and even predictable result of James’ aggressive use of the sealing procedure over the years to minimize the amount of meaningful information made available to the public,” Samuel added. “Whatever merits his strategy might have had years ago when Britney was trying to restart her career, at this point in her life when she is trying to regain some measure of personal autonomy, Britney welcomes and appreciates the informed support of her many fans.”
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