Britney Spears will is set to appear remotely at the next court date in the battle over her conservatorship according to a confirmation given on Monday by the Los Angeles County Superior Court, “all parties, including Ms Spears, are scheduled to appear remotely for the June 23 hearing,” a statement from the court reads.
“Limited seating will be available in the courtroom and in an overflow courtroom with a live audio feed from the courtroom,” a press release read, while also noting that “fans can listen remotely to the hearing, cameras will not be permitted,” an insider said.
Britney’s appearance this time will be her first time addressing LA Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny, who presides over her conservatorship matter which seeks to get her father Jamie Spears removed from the case.
“She feels that ending the conservatorship entirely can always be discussed down the road, but right now the issue is Jamie,” according to a source with a good knowledge of the matter.
Britney, in November 2020, said through her court-appointed attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, that she was afraid of her 69-year-old father and will not perform any longer if he remains in charge of her career.
Jamie has been Britney’s co-conservator since her 2008 public breakdown. Meanwhile, Britney’s care manager, Jodi Montgomery, temporarily replaced Jamie Spears in 2019 as the person in charge of her personal affairs while he recuperated from surgery, but Jamie still has partial control over Britney’s finances.
Then, in March, Britney demanded that Jodi, who is a licensed fiduciary, stay on the case permanently. Though a final decision is yet to be made.
In the meantime, Jamie shares control of his daughter’s multimillion-dollar estate alongside a private firm, Bessemer Trust. According to another source closer to Britney who has been on an indefinite work hiatus since 2019, removing her father will help her get back to a normal life.
“She relishes in simple pleasures like driving her car and going on vacation. Sure, she is able to do as she pleases within her own home to an extent — but whenever she wants to step foot outside, it immediately has to become a bigger conversation because security guards and lawyers and other people all need to get involved,” the source said.