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Britney Spears Conservatorship Remains Unchanged After Court Hearing Amid #FreeBritney Protests

August 18, 2020

The Britney Spears conservatorship remains unchanged after today’s court hearing as the pop-star fights for freedom from her dad.

Britney Spears Conservatorship Remains Unchanged After Court Hearing Amid #FreeBritney Protests by The Big Magazine

The 38-year-old "Oops I Did It Again" pop star filed documents in Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday asking the court to remove her father, Jamie Spears, 68, as her legal guardian, a role which he held for the past 12 years. Her father had power of attorney for his daughter’s major life decisions and control of her estimated $58 million fortune. He temporarily stepped aside due to unspecified health problems.

Britney’s father allowed manager, Jodi Montgomery to take over as Spears conservator last year and Britney wants to keep it that way by permanently removing her dad, according to court records.

#FreeBritney protesters showed up on Wednesday in front of the L.A. courthouse to support Britney’s conservatorship ending. Fans of Spears speculate that she is being manipulated, controlled, and held against her will.

More than 130,000 people signed a petition last month requesting the White House step in and end her conservatorship. By law, the administration must respond to any petition with more than 100,000 signatories. Britney has not publicly commented on the #FreeBritney campaign but her father described the movement as ‘a joke.’

The court made no immediate changes to the conservatorship and the star’s father remains in control of her business and personal affairs since Wednesday’s court hearing was only a scheduled status conference, according to TMZ.

The report further details that multiple sources connected to Spear’s conservatorship say the doctors who have been caring for Britney over the past 12 years feel the conservatorship is necessary for her safety and possibly her survival. Britney's mental illness may be a tough hurdle to prove she can care for herself in her legal battle to regain control of her life.

The closed door court hearing extended the current arrangements until February 2021.

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