Britney Spears conservatorship LIVE – Pop star to speak against Jamie Spears TODAY in Los Angeles court

TODAY Britney Spears will speak out on her father's controversial conservatorship for the first time since her public breakdown in 2008.

The pop princess will address the court by video, but the court's rules mean fans and followers will not be able to listen to her remarks.

Although media will be able to listen in, they "are not allowed to be filmed, recorded, broadcast, photographed, or streamed live at any point during or after the hearing, whether listening remotely or attending the hearing in-person," according to The News-Herald.

And, the judge will be able to order all video or phone links to be cut at any time, due to the sensitive nature of the hearing.

Britney is expected to argue against the conservatorship, which was implemented in 2008 after a series of public meltdowns by the singer and prevents Britney from controlling her life or having any access to her million-dollar fortune.

Read our Britney Spears live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • Julia Fields

    BRITNEY PREVIOUSLY REVEALED SHE OWES HER DAD 'HER LIFE'

    It is unclear what Jamie was doing as a job before taking on Britney's conservatorship, which has become a full time job for him.

    He is also her agent, manager, minder, psychologist and councillor. 

    Britney once told Metro: “I probably wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for him. I owe him my life."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WHAT IS #FREEBRITNEY?

    Fans of Britney Spears say the 39-year-old superstar is being manipulated and controlled under the grounds of her conservatorship.

    Under the hashtag #freebritney, they're calling for the end of her conservatorship.

    Britney currently has no legal control over her estate or her assets – those rights were granted to her father and a lawyer over a decade ago.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    FRIENDS SAY BRITNEY 'LOST HER SPARKLE'

    Close friend of Britney Spears choreographer Brian Friedman revealed he has not been allowed to be alone with the star in almost 20 years – and that he "misses her sparkle".

    He told Lorraine Kelly: "In my opinion, if she’s able to perform on stage and do a show and make all this money, she should be rewarded the basic luxuries of life like driving a car, having a phone to call your friends, being able to be in a room alone with someone like me.

    "I haven’t been in a room alone with her since the early 2000s. It's virtually impossible [to get in contact with her] and we’ve worked together since.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    BRITNEY'S DAD CLAIMED SHE HAD DEMENTIA

    Jamie, 68, put the condition of "dementia" on forms which he used to justify having control over the finances of his pop superstar daughter, 39.

    Britney's furious fans rubbished her dad’s claim she has a brain condition — saying: “Dementia patients do not go on world tours.”

    Fan Hayley Herms said: “There is no way any dementia patient is going on world tours, doing Vegas residencies, is learning 27 back-to-back combo numbers, full choreography. No honey, that is not happening.”

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WHAT IS BRITNEY'S DOCUMENTARY ABOUT?

    The documentary follows BAFTA-winning journalist Mobeen Azhar as he journeys from the star's hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana to Los Angeles.

    Along the way he attends a court hearing, finding himself in the midst of the ongoing battle between Britney's conservatorship team and the passionate fans behind the #FreeBritney movement.

    He speaks to those fighting to free Britney and discovers what that means to them, and meets the people closest to Britney herself to learn more about the person behind the headlines.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WHAT IS A CONSERVATORSHIP?

    A conservatorship is a legal arrangement in the US that places an adult under the legal guardianship of another.

    Britney – whose hits include Toxic and Baby One More Time – has not controlled many of the decisions around her finances or her career since 2008.

    Instead, her father Jamie Spears has been the one in control, despite Britney recently asking for him to be removed.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    BRITNEY PREVIOUSLY FILED FOR DIFFERENT CONSERVATOR

    The singer's attorney filed for Jodi Montgomery to officially replace her father as the permanent conservator over Britney's personal matters.

    Jodi- who is the singer's care manager- has been her conservator since 2019 after she temporarily replaced Jamie when he was dealing with health issues.

    An insider told the outlet: “If Jodi becomes her conservator things would drastically change for Britney — she’s not working because of her dad. She has said that as long as a dad is in control of her life, she’s not working.

    “Britney trusts Jodi Montgomery — she’s really great. Things would drastically change for the better.”

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    FATHER JAMIE'S LAWYER CLAIMS CONSERVATORSHIP 'SAVED' BRITNEY'S LIFE

    Jamie's lawyer Vivian Thoreen previously claimed the conservatorship "saved" the singer's life.

    "I understand that every story needs a villain," the attorney previously said. "But people have it so wrong here."

    "This is a story about a fiercely loving, dedicated and loyal father who rescued his daughter from a life threatening situation."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    BRITNEY WON'T PERFORM UNTIL CONSERVATORSHIP ENDS

    Britney has said that she would not set foot on a stage until her father steps away from his role as conservator.

    Britney is also allegedly "angry" at her father over some business issues and some people that he chose for her team.

    According to the outlet, Britney feels "they were motivated not by her self-interest but theirs."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    BRITNEY ONLY ALLOWED $2,000 WEEKLY ALLOWANCE

    Despite earning millions from her Las Vegas residency and other tours, the pop star was only allotted a $2,000 weekly allowance via the conservatorship.

    According to a report, Britney said any mistakes in her spending resulted in “very harsh” consequences, and that her conservatorship “comes with a lot of fear."

    The Circus singer told her court investigator that she was "very angry" about how her life was being run, the NY Times revealed, with security surrounding her at all times.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    COURT DOCUMENTS SHOW BRITNEY'S 'SERIOUS OPPOSITION'

    Britney, 29, expressed "serious opposition" to her conservatorship and her father's extreme "control" over her life, The New York Times has discovered in 2016 court documents.

    The singer said her father "restricted everything from whom she dated to the color of her kitchen cabinets," making it difficult for her to make simple decisions by herself.

    “She articulated she feels the conservatorship has become an oppressive and controlling tool against her,” a court investigator wrote in the closed court report that year.

    The system in place held “too much control" over her life she allegedly told the investigator, urging: “Too, too much!”

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    BRITNEY ASKED JUDGE TO END HER CONSERVATORSHIP

    In April, Spears asked a judge to permanently end her father’s control over her $60m fortune and personal life.

    The singer's attorney filed for Jodi Montgomery to officially replace Jamie Spears as the permanent conservator over Spears’ personal matters.

    She also asked her estranged father to resign from his role overseeing her personal life.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    BRITNEY'S FATHER PREVENTED FROM SEEING GRANDCHILDREN

    Britney's father is forbidden from seeing Sean Preston, 15, and Jayden James, 14, for three years after K-Fed was granted a temporary restraining order.

    Britney’s ex-husband, Kevin Federline, filed a police report against Jamie, claiming he abused their oldest son, Sean Preston, during an August 24 incident. No criminal charges were filed against Jamie.

    Britney’s father later temporarily stepped down as her conservator due to “personal health reasons,” as Jodi Montgomery was made temporary conservator until January 20, 2020.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    DAD'S LAWYER SAID CONSERVATORSHIP 'SAVED' BRITNEY'S LIFE

    the father's lawyer Vivian Thoreen previously claimed the conservatorship "saved" the singer's life.

    "I understand that every story needs a villain," the attorney previously said. "But people have it so wrong here."

    "This is a story about a fiercely loving, dedicated and loyal father who rescued his daughter from a life threatening situation."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    SOURCE CLAIMS BRITNEY DOESN'T FEEL TRAPPED IN CONSERVATORSHIP

    Sources close to the situation revealed to TMZ that, actually, Britney doesn't feel trapped in her 13-year-old conservatorship.

    "She has 99 percent of the freedom she'd have if she weren't in a conservatorship, and the only thing she's prevented from doing are crazy things, like buying 3 cars at a time [something she tried to do back in the day]," the source told the outlet.

    "She's taken care of and she knows it," the source added.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    JAMIE SPEARS CLAIMED BRITNEY HAD 'DEMENTIA'

    Earlier this month, it was revealed that the princess of pop's father Jamie Spears claimed his daughter had "dementia" in order to move forward with her conservatorship in 2008.

    But Britney took to Instagram to clap back at the overload of documentaries that have surfaced over her father's involvement in her finances and life choices.

    Britney's post follows the release of the new BBC documentary that exposed Jamie's claim of “dementia placement or treatment” as the reason for creating her conservatorship.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    PINK SHARES THOUGHTS ON BRITNEY'S DOCUMENTARY

    Pink watched the Framing Britney Spears documentary, which focuses on the ongoing legal issue and the Free Britney movement.

    The film, which has been released on Hulu, explores the detrimental media coverage Britney, 39, received, as well as her breakdown in 2007.

    "I love Britney, and here's the thing thing about all of us voyeurs – none of us know what’s going on. We’re not there. And I would like to," Pink said.

    "I think we all would like to, and we feel this fierce protectiveness over her, for good reason – she’s a sweetheart. All I know is she’s incredibly sweet, and I want her to be happy."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WHEN DID BRITNEY ASK TO END HER CONSERVATORSHIP?

    In April, Spears asked a judge to permanently end her father’s control over her $60m fortune and personal life.

    The singer's attorney filed for Jodi Montgomery to officially replace Jamie Spears as the permanent conservator over Spears’ personal matters.

    She also asked her estranged father to resign from his role overseeing her personal life.

    Additionally, the legal documents stated that Spears reserves the right to eventually request an end to the conservatorship completely.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    BRITNEY TAKES HAWAII VACATION BEFORE COURT APPEARANCE

    Britney proclaimed she was 'living each day like it's her last' on her recent trip to Hawaii with her long-time boyfriend, Sam Asghari.

    Britney shared pics and video from her gorgeous tropical vacation writing: "Ok so I took a trip to Maui and let’s just say it was NICE…So nice I didn’t want to leave at all !!!! I had a couple of embarrassing moments of living each day like it was my last!!!!"

    The singer is set to return to court tomorrow to fight to remove her father, James Parnell Spears, from her conservatorship.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    BRITNEY DESCRIBES HER CONTROL FREAK FATHER

    Britney said her father "restricted everything from whom she dated to the color of her kitchen cabinets," making it difficult for her to make simple decisions by herself.

    “She articulated she feels the conservatorship has become an oppressive and controlling tool against her,” a court investigator wrote in the closed court report that year.

    The system in place held “too much control" over her life she allegedly told the investigator, urging: “Too, too much!”

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    BRITNEY ADDRESSES HOPES SHE WILL PERFORM AGAIN

    Britney, 39, took to Instagram last week to share information on the future of her performance career with her fans.

    The singer repeated a follower's question, saying: "The question is will I ever take the stage again?

    "I have no idea. I'm having fun right now, I'm at a transition in my life, and I'm enjoying myself. That's it," she revealed.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WHEN WERE BRITNEY'S PARENTS MARRIED?

    Jamie, 68, and Lynne, 65, were married from 1976 until 2002.

    In addition to Britney, the exes share daughter Jamie Lynn, 30, and Bryan, 44.

    Britney had previously claimed that, because of her conservatorship, she has been unable to make financial decisions without the approval of her father Jamie, 68.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    X FACTOR JUDGE SAYS BRITNEY WAS ON 'SO MUCH MEDICATION'

    Louis Walsh alleged Britney had trouble staying upright in her chair and not falling out of it when he was her co-star on the X Factor in 2012.

    While speaking with the Irish Independent, Louis opened up about his experience working with the pop star.

    He said he sat next to her for two days and alleged she would start to slump in her chair, onto the table, “after every few auditions.”

    The TV personality continued his claim: “They would literally have to stop the show and take her out because she was on so much medication and other stuff. I felt sorry for her."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    BRITNEY SPEAKS OUT AGAINST CONSERVATORSHIP

    In 2016 Britney told a court that she wanted her father's control to be 'terminated'.

    “She is ‘sick of being taken advantage of’ and she said she is the one working and earning her money but everyone around her is on her payroll,” the court investigator wrote.

    The Princess of Pop has been in conservatorship under her father's control since 2008, after suffering a very public breakdown.

  • Julia Fields

    BRITNEY SPEARS WILL APPEAR IN COURT ON JUNE 23

    Britney Spears, 39, is set to speak for the first time ever at her court hearing on June 23 at 1.30pm PST.

    Her attorney, Sam Ingham III sought permission from Judge Brenda Penny to give Spears a chance to talk, according to Page Six.

    He told the judge: “The conservatee has requested that I seek from the court a status hearing at which she can address the court directly.”

    Adding: “My client asked that it be done on expedited basis.”

    It is unclear exactly what matters Spears plans to disclose, however, Ingham alluded that she would like to have the hearing pertaining to the “status of the conservatorship.”

    Additionally, there will be another hearing regarding her estate’s accounting documents on July 14, 2021.

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