Britney Spears is now set to speak for herself, according to her legal defence team at a court hearing on Tuesday, “the conservatee has requested that I seek from the court a status hearing at which she can address the court directly,” Sam Ingham III told Judge Brenda Penny.
Although Sam didn’t disclose the specific matters that the 39-year-old singer would like to speak about, he mentioned that the hearing would border on the “status of the conservatorship.”
“My client asked that it be done on expedited basis,” Sam added while laying emphasis on the urgency with which Britney would like to address the court. Following the stressed urgency, Judge Penny scheduled the hearing for June 23 at 1:30 p.m. PT at Stanley Mosk Courthouse.
Meanwhile, other matters concerning today’s hearing… regarding the estate’s accounting documents were scheduled for a separate July 14 date.
The judge, however, granted a motion allowing the sealing of documents from public view pertaining to Jodi Montgomery, the temporary conservator of the person set to take over for Britney’s father, Jamie Spears, in September.
Jamie Spears has been part of the conservatorship since it started in 2008, following his daughter’s highly talked about mental collapse in 2007. However, promoters of the #FreeBritney movement, who believe that she is being unjustly controlled by her father and her team, have been calling for his removal.
Britney’s upcoming court appearance will be the first time in recent years the pop star has stood before the court… nevertheless, she, in a post earlier this month assured fans that she’s “extremely happy” and “totally fine.”
“I have a beautiful home, beautiful children,” said Britney Spears, who shares sons, Jayden James, 14, and Sean Preston, 15, with her former husband Kevin Federline. “I’m taking a break right now because I’m enjoying myself,” she added.