A couple of days ago we learned that Britney Spears asked the court to allow her to keep Jodi Montgomery on as conservator of her person (as opposed to of her $$) as she sought to relieve her dad Jamie Spears of his duties as conservator of her estate. Jodi is a licensed professional conservator who has been serving in that capacity on a temporary basis in tandem with Jamie since September of 2019. According to Entertainment Tonight, yesterday the courts punted any changes to the arrangement, and “the temporary letters of conservatorship were extended through Feb. 1, 2021.” So at least Britney gets to keep Jodi on, but she’s still stuck with having her dad manage her finances for a while longer. However, should Britney decide to break free altogether, the #FreeBritney movement has an unlikely new recruit— The ACLU.
Earlier this month, Jamie Spears got around to addressing the #FreeBritney movement, the online uprising of Britney Spears fans who were demanding that Britney finally be released from her 12-year-long conservatorship. Jamie Spears used to have complete control over Britney’s life, from basic everyday decisions to her finances. About a year ago, Jamie relinquished some conservatorship control to Jodi Montgomery (Jamie was still allowed to exercise control over Britney’s estate). Jodi’s position was only supposed to be temporary, which is why everyone in Britney’s circle has been spending the summer discussing the future of her conservatorship. Everyone seems to have an opinion on whether to #FreeBritney or not. And now we know how Britney herself feels. Remember when Britney sang, “Gimme gimme more“? Britney now wants the court to give her (give her) dad less access to her money.
For the better part of the last decade, some people have been screaming, “FREE BRITNEY,” which is the battle cry of numerous Britney fans who want to see Britney’s 12-year-long conservatorship come to an end. Britney turns 39 at the end of this year, and all her finances are controlled by her father, Jamie Spears.
The #FreeBritney movement has gotten loud enough to reach the ears of Britney’s little sister Jamie Lynn Spears and her mother Lynn Spears, but we didn’t really know how Jamie felt about the campaign to terminate his job. Well, Daddy Spears has spoken, and he’s not feeling the #FreeBritney movement.
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.
— Variety (@Variety) July 24, 2020
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!”
The fan-led #FreeBritney movement is back with a vengeance after Britney Spears posted some Instagram pics that worried the #FreeBritney brigade, like that whole “Oopsies, I burnt down my gym, y’all!” debacle.
According to Us Weekly, Britney and her father, Jamie Spears, are scheduled to appear (remotely) at a conservatorship status hearing today. And a week ago, Britney’s mom, Lynne Spears, filed papers requesting to be able to have a say in her daughter’s financial decisions. At least Brit Brit has Jamie Lynn Spears, who once again took it upon herself to defend her older sister in an Instagram post about mental health and privacy.
Ever since Britney Jean Spears burned down her home gym back in April, fans have been doing that nervous, clenched-jaw laugh––you know, like when it’s painfully obvious that something’s not right but you just keep smiling in order to avoid having to ask the tough questions? Okay, more than likely, Britney fans have been worried about her ass for over ten years, but with the #FreeBritney movement picking up again and her recent Instagram and TikTok posts, are really worried and not just worried that her low shorts are one jump away from her crotch getting exposed and saying, “It’s Vagney, bitch!”