Popstar singer Britney Spears was permitted to address the court looking after her conservatorship. The request made for the hearing to be held in June was granted on Tuesday. Britney’s lawyer Samuel D. Ingham III requested for the hearing when the court said on Tuesday to state about the matters related to fees and accounting.
These matters are pushed away for additional information to July. It isn’t yet clear as to what issues would Britney raise or if she would ask for ending her conservatorship. Samuel, in a video conference, said, “The conservatee, she has requested that I seek from the court a status hearing at which she can address the court directly.”
He also said, “This does not relate to any of the matters on the calendar now, and it does not relate to the accounting or the fee issues.” Brenda Penny, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge ordered for a status hearing on the 23rd of June and Samuel refused to comment on the same.
Britney has been under legal conservatorship for more than twelve years now. This means that the singer had a legally appointed guardian after her 2007 public breakdown. She filed a petition last year requesting the court to remove her father Jamie Spears from her conservatorship. Samuel, her attorney said that Britney was scared of her father.
Instead of removing Jamie Spears from the singer’s case, the court appointed a private financial organization Bessemer Trust as the co-conservator.
The matter interested Britney’s fans so much that they initiated a #FreeBritney campaign. Several fans conveyed their concerns that Jamie Spears exploited what was intended to be an interim arrangement. Jamie’s legal team defended him while Britney never really spoke about the legal battle in public. Jamie’s representatives defended him in several interviews saying that the concern from outside is wrongly placed and that Jamie saved his daughter Britney from a “life-threatening situation.”
The conservatorship issue became a part of the heightened scrutiny after the movie “Framing Britney Spears” was released this year. The movie documented the singer’s journey to fame, her issues in the media spotlight, and conservatorship. The documentary was released on Hulu in February and neither the singer nor any of her family appeared in it.
Britney’s mother stated that some parts of the fees are unauthorized and imprudent and they significantly contained a ‘national media tour’ for Jamie’s attorney Mr. Vivian Thoreen to battle negative information. “No media issues were contemplated by the Petition,” the statement from Lynne Spears read.
Jamie’s attorney filed a sharp response to Lynne on Monday saying, “The Court should note that Lynne Spears fails to cite a single rule, statute, or case to support her fictitious argument about procedural impropriety.”
The hearing on Tuesday was scheduled for the judge to review the fee and accounting matters’ motions related to conservatorship. The hearing also was intended to address the objections raised by Britney’s mother Lynne for the nearly $890,000 fee charged to the estate.
Any kind of decision related to the objections and other requests are delayed and the hearing will happen again in July. In this hearing, judge Penny will also check the motions towards sealing paperwork related to Britney’s estate and conservatorship’s accounting.