Britney Spears To Address Conservatorship for the First Time in Court

Britney Spears is set to address her conservatorship for the first time in open court.

The popstar's father Jamie Spears has had control over all major aspects of her life, including her finances and personal health decisions, since 2008. The court-ordered conservatorship came after her public breakdown.

According to a press release from the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, "all parties, including Ms. Spears, are scheduled to appear remotely" for a status hearing on June 23.

The 39-year-old's appearance will allow her to directly address to court and Judge Brenda Penny, who presides over the case.

In March, the "Toxic" songstress' legal team filed a request that her professional care manager Jodi Montgomery permanently replace her father as conservator.

Montgomery has assumed the role for the last two years after the singer's father was forced to step down due to health problems.

The request came after Britney Spears' legal representatives told a judge "my client has informed me that she is afraid of her father," in November 2020. They added that she "will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career."

Court filings also showed that Britney Spears requested she retain the right to petition for termination of the conservatorship overall.

In February, Jamie Spears' lawyer Vivian Thoreen made an appearance on Good Morning America to explain why his role as conservator is imperative.

Thoreen added that prior to the legal arrangement, Britney Spears' assets were mismanaged and saw her get "taken advantage of financially by some of those around her."

She added that Jamie Spears has collaborated with the "Baby One More Time" songstress to enable her to live her life "like a normal person."

"When she is up for performing, she has performed. When she wants to record an album, she can record an album," she said. "And when she wants to live her life the way she wants like a normal person, he has collaborated with her to do that as well."

The media frenzy around Britney Spears' conservatorship sparked the "Free Britney" movement, which has seen fans take to the streets to protest against her father's position.

It also resulted in the Framing Britney Spears documentary, which was released in February.

Following the documentary's release Spears took to Instagram to reveal she "cried for two weeks" as a result of the embarrassment.

Fans were left speculating if she actually wrote the post herself. However, Spears' social media manager Cassie Petrey poured cold water on the theories as she said the "Oops I Did It Again" singer writes her own captions.

Britney Spears is currently under a conservatorship
Britney Spears has been under a conservatorship since 2008, with her father, Jamie Spears, able to manage financial and medical decisions on her behalf. Getty Images