What started out as a ridiculous hashtag spread by girls, gays and Miley Cyrus about the plight of Britney Spears has turned out to be much, much more than that. The #FreeBritney movement surrounding her conservatorship and alleged controlling behavior by her father and team, is really catching on as now a judge has ordered an investigation into Britney’s decade-long court-appointed babysitter-situation.
Britney has been under a conservatorship for 11 years now. Back in 2015 there were stories about how that conservatorship may never end and recently, Britney has been in the throes of some serious issues which really made that seem like a possibility. She’d been having a bunch of mental problems and was checked into a facility for help. The podcast Britney’s Gram heard from a source who claimed she was being held against her will in a mental facility, but she came forward and said that wasn’t the case–she just needed help and time.
But then this week she flipped her script completely in reverse and revealed that Daddy Spears forced her into that mental facility! Britney is now full-steam ahead on the warpath to destroying her conservatorship once and for all with her mom Lynne Spears back in her life and ready to fight for her daughter… even though she thinks Britney needs to stay in the conservatorship.
It seems that there’s at least one California judge who comes to court with a #FreeBritney t-shirt under their black robe, because an investigation has been ordered into the conservatorship. Daddy Spears has been Britney’s sole conservator since March this year after the other guy, a lawyer named Andrew Wallet (which is the name of a definitely not-greedy person), said he was done and resigned.
The Blast has seen court documents which reveal a judge ordered a probate court investigator to look into Britney’s case. The judge wants the investigator’s report to be filed before Britney’s next hearing about her conservatorship this September. This was done under-the-radar just after the judge ordered for Britney to be evaluated as well, so the judge wants both sides of the story.
A probate court investigator does “extensive interviews” with the people involved in conservatorship cases like the guardian, the conservators, doctors or law enforcement who’ve dealt with any situations with them. The investigator also reviews finances and medical records and custody agreements, even work contracts. So they’ll be looking at what kind of contract Britney signed when she was doing her Las Vegas residency.
This could be problematic for Daddy Spears and company, because people have been saying that Britney was pushed to do too much and was forced to sign up for another residency, which she ended up cancelling because of this mental breakdown. Even though her manager always said that she was the one who wanted to keep working (uh huh), he also recently said that she hasn’t called him in a long time and he doesn’t know if she’ll ever be mentally able to perform again.
The Blast’s sources in Britney’s team say they hope the judge will see that they were actually trying to help Britney. They say that all the financial and medial records are regularly reported so they aren’t worried about when this investigator goes through it with a fine-tooth comb.
An audit into the conservatorship should’ve happened a while ago, but if it shows that Daddy Spears and company truly committed some shady shit, then he needs to brace himself. Because Jamie Lynne Spears may switch her rage from the #FreeBritney people to her own pawpaw! May the grits Gods be with him, for his sake, if that happens.