Finally, Britney Spears can take a breath of relief, now that she has been allowed to hire an attorney of her choice. With some positive news from her conservatorship case, the popstar seems extremely happy as it is quite visible from her cartwheels.
So happy for you to get your choosen attorney ! Everything will be okay I have confidence in it ! They will all fall ! We love you and support you !
You are a star, our star, my star! Keep going love ❤🙏 #FreeBritney
— FreeBritney/ BTS ⟭⟬⁷방탄소년단⟬⟭₁₃아미💜🇨🇵 (@JiSuBaYe) July 15, 2021
Britney shared videos of her on Wednesday cartwheeling and riding a horse to celebrate this success. As the judge has allowed her to hire a new attorney to carry on with the conservatorship case against her father, Jamie Spears. He is still the co-conservator of her estate though.
However, this win has been largely supported by the Hollywood industry and fans globally, which is one reason why the singer has been allowed to hire her own legal team. As soon as the news came out, fans were quick to celebrate this win and fill her social media with infinite messages of love and support. Even Ariana Grande wrote, “YOU ARE SO VERY LOVED AND SUPPORTED.”
Sam Asghari, who is Britney’s boyfriend expressed his happiness and love to her by writing that the “Internet is about to explode #freebritney.”
Judge Brenda Penny of L.A court allowed Britney and her personal conservator Jodi Montgomery’s demand to let Britney hire a lawyer of her own, whose interest are with Britney’s betterment. This was especially possible due to the retirement of the court-appointed attorney Sam Ingham III.
Britney Spears has been allowed to hire the high-profile celebrity lawyer Mathew Rosengart — His firm has represented Hollywood A-listers such as Steven Spielberg, Sean Penn, Ben Affleck and Eddie Vedder.
— Lisa J. Ellwood (@WomanistNerd) July 15, 2021
Britney’s conservator Jodi Montgomery filed a petition for the appointment of a guardian ad litem so she could have the choice to choose her own attorney, as per court documents this would allow her to get past any additional evaluations to determine her capacity.
In the filing then, Montgomery and her lawyer, Lauriann Wright, said that Spears “unequivocally disagrees” with Ingham’s request that his resignation goes into effect “upon the appointment of new court-appointed counsel.”
Also, astonishingly enough, while the hearing was going on, Britney called the judge and requested her to press charges against her father, calling his conservatorship abusive and requested an investigation against her dad. Meanwhile, Britney’s father showed great concern against the allegations made by her daughter.
As reported by CNN, Britney went on to state that,
“I want to press charges against my father today. I want an investigation into my dad.”
During her testimony, Britney referred to the conservatorship as “Fu*king cruelty” and claimed that she was living under so much pressure and control that there were even limitations on her drinking coffee. She further states,
“If this is not abuse, I don’t know what is,”
Britney has been under conservatorship for around 13 years! In a court hearing on June 23rd, Britney made many shocking allegations, including the fact that she was forced to have an IUD and not allowed to have any more children. (Britney has two kids from her ex-husband Kevin Federline, Sean Preston, 15, and Jayden James, 14.)
“The main reason why I’m here is I want to end the conservatorship without having to be evaluated,” Britney told the court at the time. “I shouldn’t be in a conservatorship if I can work and provide for myself and pay other people. It makes no sense. The laws need to change. I’ve worked since I was 17 years old.”
After the June 23rd hearing, Bessemer Trust, who is her estate co-conservator, and Larry Rudolph and Ingham who have been her long-time managers have resigned from their positions.
“I would personally like to — actually, I’ve grown with a personal relationship with Sam, my lawyer, I’ve been talking to him like three times a week now, we’ve kind of built a relationship but I haven’t really had the opportunity by my own self to actually handpick my own lawyer by myself,” she said. “And I would like to be able to do that.”