In the wake of the Framing Britney Spears documentary and the rise of the #FreeBritney movement, fans continue to dig deeply into the singer's controversial conservatorship. Although plenty of theories have circulated via podcasts, news outlets, and social media, Britney has remained relatively tight-lipped on the issue. Now, the pop icon will finally speak for herself.
According to Variety, Britney is set to appear in court on June 23 to discuss her 13-year-long conservatorship. Samuel Ingham, the probate attorney who is appointed to represent the musician, allegedly asked to set a date on an expedited basis, although specifics have yet to be revealed. Motions and accounting issues are set to be discussed on July 14, Variety further reports.
Those close to the story were quick to report the news, from the director and producer of Framing Britney Spears, to the podcasters behind Britney's Gram.
🗣 Just now: Britney Spears’ CAC requests a status hearing where Britney can *address the court herself.* Asked for it to be expedited. Was set for June 23. All other matters cont’d to July 14. ⚖️April 27, 2021
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"It's fairly significant that Britney has asked to address the court directly," the creators behind Britney's Gram told woman&home. "One of the most troubling aspects of this case is that so many of these hearings happen without her present. People are very excited that Britney will be addressing the court directly in June, and hope it gives her the opportunity to speak freely and without influence about how she feels about her situation."
Fans have taken to social media to express their excitement and relief that Britney will finally get to speak her piece. Although many have wondered how this whole ordeal truly affects her—some even go as far as to scrutinize her social media activity—the singer reassured fans she's happy in an Instagram video.
"The next question is 'Am I OK?' Yes, I'm totally fine," she said. "I'm extremely happy. I have a beautiful home, beautiful children. I'm taking a break right now because I'm enjoying myself."
She did, however, acknowledge the documentary and revealed that she was embarrassed by the way in which she was portrayed.
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Britney's conservatorship began many years ago following her public breakdown in 2007. What was meant to be a temporary situation in 2008 is still underway, as her father remains in control of his daughter's assets to this day. However, his recent bid to be granted sole responsibility of Britney's finances has been denied, and a third party will still intervene.
Fans are anxious that Britney will have a chance to stand up for herself and take back her life. Here's hoping that the singer and dancer finds the peace and happiness she deserves.
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Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.
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