Britney Spears court updates LIVE – Conservatorship hearing on again after star gets new lawyer & posed in maid outfit

THE ACLU announced on Twitter that they filed an amicus brief in support of Britney Spears on Tuesday, along with 25 other organizations.

The singer is headed back to court for her conservatorship hearing's continuation in a Los Angeles court on Wednesday.

"We’re urging the court to let Britney exercise her right to select her own attorney and ensure Britney has access to assistance and tools to make this choice, including supported decision-making," the ACLU said of her case in a tweet.

The Toxic singer spoke out for the first time about the appointment during her June 23rd hearing, as she slammed her father and other guardians as "abusive."

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

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    BRITNEY'S NEW LAWYER SAYS STAR 'HAS A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO DUE PROCESS'

    Britney Spears has chosen prosecutor Mathew Rosengart to be her new attorney.

    Ahead of Britney's court hearing on Wednesday, TMZ reported that the star's new lawyer plans to "explain how Britney has a constitutional right to Due Process."

    The right includes the ability for Britney to select counsel of her choice.

    The judge will hear arguments on Wednesday in downtown Los Angeles on several issues, including is who will officially become Britney's attorney going forward.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    WHAT DID BRITNEY SAY AT THE PREVIOUS HEARING?

    At the June 23 hearing about her conservatorship, Britney Spears was clearly unhappy with the arrangement in place.

    “I’ve been in denial. I’ve been in shock. I am traumatized. You know, fake it till you make it,” Britney said.

    “But now I’m telling you the truth. OK? I’m not happy. I can’t sleep. I’m so angry. It’s insane. And I’m depressed. I cry every day.”

  • Jocelyn Cook

    BRITNEY'S NEW LAWYER PREVIOUSLY REPRESENTED BEN AFFLECK

    Britney has hired a new lawyer to fight for the end of her conservatorship.

    Mathew Rosengart previously represented Ben Affleck, Sean Penn, and Steven Spielberg, The Daily Telegraph reports.

    Rosengart will appear before a judge on Wednesday to request he be appointed to represent Britney in the case.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    WHAT IS BESSEMER TRUST?

    Bessemer Trust is the wealth management firm that agreed to join Jamie Spears as a co-conservator of Britney Spears' finances.

    The firm agreed to the role in November 2020.

    The firm now says that it had not taken up that role yet and have not taken fees, according to NPR.

    Bessember has also filed a request to remove itself from the situation after hearing Spears' negative remarks about the arrangement in court in June.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    FANS SUPPORT BRITNEY ON SOCIAL MEDIA AHEAD OF HEARING

    Britney Spears is due to have another conservatorship court hearing on Wednesday.

    Fans spoke out in support of the singer on social media.

    "Today HAS to be the day that #BritneySpears gets to choose her own attorney," one person wrote.

    "It's time to #FreeBritney."

  • Jocelyn Cook

    LYNNE SPEARS WANTS DAUGHTER TO BE ABLE TO PICK HER OWN LAWYER

    Britney's mom, Lynne Spears, has requested that her daughter be allowed to hire her own lawyer.

    Her current attorney Samuel Ingham has requested that the court appoint her new representation.

    Plus, Britney's conservator Jodi Montgomery has asked the court to "hire a guardian for the singer and provide her with 24/7 security," US Weekly claimed

  • Jocelyn Cook

    BRITNEY SAYS CONSERVATORSHIP 'WON'T LET HER' HAVE MORE CHILDREN

    Britney said in her virtual court hearing that she wants to marry and take out her IUD so she can have another baby.

    But the Toxic singer alleged that her conservator "won't let her".

    She told the court: "I want to get married and have a baby."  

    “I wanted to take the IUD out and have a baby but the conservator won't let me because they don't want me to have a baby.”

  • Jocelyn Cook

    FAN CLAIMS HE HAS EVIDENCE BRITNEY DOESN'T NEED CONSERVATORSHIP

    David LeCours II met Britney in August of 2014 during her Las Vegas tour, Page Six reports.

    He claims Britney "saved his life" as he remained closeted about his sexuality and would have committed suicide if it was not for the pop star's music.

    LeCours met Britney several times afterwards and she recognized him, meaning she could not have dementia.

    "How would a woman who has ‘dementia’ remember me by name over the course of years?" he wrote.

    "How could she be so impaired to take care of herself, yet be able to hold such conversations as these and then go out an hour later and play a show to a sold-out crowd in Las Vegas?"

  • Jocelyn Cook

    WHEN WAS BRITNEY SPEARS' LAST HEARING?

    Britney Spears spoke out for the first time about the conservatorship appointment during a June 23rd hearing.

    At that hearing, she spoke out negatively against the arrangement.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    WHEN IS BRITNEY SPEARS' NEXT HEARING?

    The pop singer's next conservatorship hearing is set for a Los Angeles court today, July 14.

    She spoke out negatively about the appointment during her June 23rd hearing, calling her father and other guardians "abusive."

  • Jocelyn Cook

    BRITNEY SPEARS MIGHT NOT SPEAK AT HEARING

    Although Britney Spears is scheduled to appear at a July 14 court hearing that will address her conservatorship, she might not actually speak during the court proceedings.

    US Weekly noted the singer might not make a statement this time around.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    BRITNEY'S BOYFRIEND BRANDED A 'GOLD DIGGER' BY FANS

    It has been suggested by fans that Sam is faking the relationship and even that he is paid to “babysit” Britney, who has been under a controversial mental health conservatorship since 2008.

    Some of the Toxic singer’s fans described Sam as a "gold digger" after he said earlier this year that he wanted to become a young father with Britney.

    Sam – who works as a model, actor, and personal trainer now — met Britney on the set of her Slumber Party music video in October 2016.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    BRITNEY HAS 'A STRONG CASE' FOR THE RIGHT TO GET MARRIED AND HAVE A BABY

    Attorney Goldie Schon exclusively told The Sun that getting married and having children are among “those fundamental rights as an American.” 

    As Goldie explained, "it’s a basic right to be married, you have a right to be divorced and you have a right to have children,” so legally Britney has a strong case on her hands to be granted that specifically. 

    She added: “I believe she could fight for that. Absolutely. Could it happen. Absolutely.” 

  • Jocelyn Cook

    ACLU FILES BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF BRITNEY

    ACLU announced via Twitter that they just filed an amicus brief alongside 25 other organizations in support of Britney.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    JAMIE LYNN SPEARS TO PUBLISH MEMOIR

    Jamie Lynn is set to release a memoir on January 18, 2022, according to various booksellers including Amazon.

    The book, titled I Must Confess: Family, Fame, and Figuring It Out, will be an "intimate memoir," and tell the actress' "unfiltered story on her own terms about being a child star…"

    The book's description also reads that the memoir: "… will reveal the details behind Jamie Lynn’s highest and lowest moments."

    "… Like having her mom’s credit card declined at Limited Too when her sister was on the radio. How it feels to have inspired 16 and Pregnant with her own life story … And why her family is just like any other family."

  • Jocelyn Cook

    BRITNEY SPEARS TELLS HER HATERS TO 'KISS A**'

    On Thursday, Britney took to Instagram to share a photo of a woman flipping of the camera with text that read: “While you’re talking behind my back feel free to bend down and kiss my a**.”

    The caption was likely referencing backlash she faced from fans on Wednesday when they noticed she photoshopped her tattoo out of a nude photo.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    BRITNEY FEELING 'HOPEFUL' ABOUT END TO CONSERVATORSHIP

    An insider told E! News: "She's finally feeling hopeful about the future."

    "She thinks people are resigning because they know she is speaking the truth. She is relieved her attorney resigned and hopes that if she can pick her own lawyer, it means the judge is leaning towards terminating the conservatorship."

    The source continued: "She's trying to be patient and see what happens. She is happy that things are starting to happen, and that the truth has finally come out."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    CONGRESSMAN MATT GAETZ THROWS SUPPORT BEHIND BRITNEY

    Speaking to Newsmax at Donald Trump's Florida rally, Matt Gaetz said of Britney's conservatorship: "What happened to Britney Spears is terrible. It shouldn't happen to her. It shouldn't happen to any American."

    The Republican congressman said he is "honored to be leading the 'Free Britney' movement in Congress," calling her conservatorship part of an "abusive legal system."

    Gaetz said on Saturday that "broader reform" is "required in the areas of guardianship and conservatorship."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WHY DID BRITNEY'S MANAGER RESIGN?

    Larry Rudolph, Spears' longtime manager has announced his formal resignation.

    “It has been over 2 1/2 years since Britney and I last communicated, at which time she informed me she wanted to take an indefinite work hiatus," he said in a statement.

    “Earlier today, I became aware that Britney had been voicing her intention to officially retire. As her manager, I believe it is in Britney’s best interest for me to resign from her team as my professional services are no longer needed.” 

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    JODI MONTGOMERY CONFIRMS SHE WILL CONTINUE TO REPRESENT BRITNEY

    Jodi Montgomery, Britney's co-conservator, confirmed she would continue supporting Britney in her role as the conservator.

    The statement read: "Ms. Spears as recently as yesterday has asked Ms. Montgomery to continue to serve."

    Although the pop singer has been dissatisfied with Jodi, Britney herself is required to want Jodi out of the conservator role. 

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    FRIEND OF SAM ASGHARI SLAMS JAMIE LYNN

    Celebrity makeup artist Maxi, a friend of Britney's boyfriend Sam Asghari, claimed Jamie Lynn Spears spread “fake stories” about her sister and “stole money” from the pop star.

    On Tuesday, Maxi shared a series of since-deleted Instagram Stories that support the #FreeBritney movement and make troubling allegations against the Spears’. 

    In one slide, he wrote of the Sweet Magnolias actress: “I’m wondering. How does Sweet Jamie Lynn make her money? 

    “Is she growing vegetables? Or selling fake stories about her own sister? #FreeBritney.”

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    BRITNEY'S MOM STEPS IN AFTER LAWYER RESIGNS

    Britney's mom Lynne stepped in after Sam Ingham resigned from his role as Britney's conservatorship lawyer after 13 years in the job.

    Lynne quickly made a move to file papers which argued the reason the conservatorship was established 13 years ago was no longer valid.

    The legal docs read: "[Britney] had to perform in front of millions of people, has had to manage hundreds of performances, has had to use her artistic and creative talents to prepare for shows by choreographing each and every move for and interacting with many co-performers, and has had to rehearse and perform for many thousands of hours over the years."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    MADONNA SPEAKS OUT FOR BRITNEY

    Madonna threw her support in behind Britney, in an Instagram story of a photo of herself wearing a white tank top with Britney’s name written across the chest.

    The caption read: “Give this woman her life back. Slavery was abolished so long ago!

    “Death to the greedy patriarchy that has been doing this to women for centuries.

    The caption concluded: “This is a violation of human rights! Britney we coming to get you out of jail!”

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    JAMIE DENIES BRITNEY'S CO-CONSERVATOR SECURITY

    Britney's co-conservator Jodi Montgomery has requested round-the-clock protection following numerous death threats since the high profile court case and Britney’s testimony.

    Jamie Spears, 69, reportedly feels that Britney’s estate shouldn’t have to pick up the tab for the extra security and has filed a claim to block the measure. 

    In court documents obtained by TMZ, Montgomery has requested increased safety measures after she received, what she calls, a “flood” of death threats from angry fans.

    The conservator herself has estimated the additional protection would cost around $50,000 per month, however, Jamie has said the estate can't afford that cost. 

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    BRITNEY FEELING 'HOPEFUL' ABOUT END TO CONSERVATORSHIP

    Britney reportedly thinks the 13-year long conservatorship may be coming to an end.

    An insider told E! News: "She's finally feeling hopeful about the future.

    "She thinks people are resigning because they know she is speaking the truth. She is relieved her attorney resigned and hopes that if she can pick her own lawyer, it means the judge is leaning towards terminating the conservatorship."

    The source continued: "She's trying to be patient and see what happens. She is happy that things are starting to happen, and that the truth has finally come out."

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