Britney Spears was scheduled to appear (via Zoom) at a routine conservatorship hearing this past Wednesday. It’s a standard catch up with the judge which happens every 3 months or so. Even though Brit Brit & Co weren’t physically attending, about fifty #FreeBritney protestors (with masks, THANK YOU) gathered outside the courthouse.
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Inside, the judge (obviously I’m imagining Judge Judy) was finishing up unrelated, non-confidential business on the Zooms, and, once it was time for Britney’s hearing, asked everyone from the public to get off the call. They did, but then some people sneakily rejoined. The judge kept ordering them off, but they wouldn’t leave. So after 2 HOURS, the judge canceled the hearing. An older judge + technical issues = “Jesus, just reschedule the damned thing!”
There’s always reports n’ rumours that our girl wants her independence back, but TMZ says nobody on her team has ever taken legal action to end the 11-year-long conservatorship. Right now, her temporary conservator is case manager Jody Montgomery. Her father, Jamie Spears, is still in charge of all her money. He was downgraded from the main conservator position last summer because of health problems. Or maybe it had something to do with Daddy Spears’ alleged physical altercation with Britney’s eldest, a then-13-year-old Sean Preston.
Earlier this week, little sister Jamie Lynn spoke up about the need for privacy when dealing with mental health issues. Last week Momma Lynn filed papers requesting to be able to have a say in her daughter’s finances.
Britney’s older brother, the rarely-heard-from Bryan Spears (seriously, I forgot he existed) seems to think the conservatorship is working. On a recent episode of the As Not Seen on TV podcast, he said Brit has “always wanted to get out of” the conservatorship, because (via E Online):
“It’s very frustrating to have. Whether someone’s coming in peace to help or coming in with an attitude, having someone constantly tell you to do something has got to be frustrating,” the 43-year-old explained.
He added that he’s aware people suspect she’s being “held against her will in some capacity,” but described the conservatorship as “a great thing for our family.”
Hmmm, does Bryan really have his sister’s best intentions at heart, or is he chugging the Spears family Kool-Aid (it’s just a red solo cup full of cash). He went on to say:
“We kind of came together and not everybody agreed with it either; everyone had their own opinion like, maybe we should do it this way or that way,” Bryan said of the conservatorship’s origins. “But at the end I think we made the right choice.”
And wondered how Britney will make a reservation herself (via People):
And if Britney’s conservatorship ends, Bryan raised questions about her living on her own. “I know what she wants but at the end of the day, what is the reality of that? What is the practicality of that? So are you going to call and make reservations for yourself today?” he asked.
Bryan went on to say that his father becoming a conservator was a “sacrifice“, and “in general, he’s done the best he could given the situation he’s in”. He added that Britney is doing better after they made some changes to the conservatorship agreement (I’m assuming that’s about replacing Daddy Spears with the case manager). He says the entire family is “hoping for the best”.
Well, okay, but if the #FreeBritney movement ever needs some STAR POWER support in court, they could bring in Carole Baskin, who obviously has a pristine reputation:
— d4n (@dannjohn) July 23, 2020