Britney Spears' Conservatorship to Continue
Britney Spears’ conservatorship extended until February, 2021.
Britney Spears’ father will remain her conservator and continue to control her career, finances, personal affairs, etc at least until 2021. For the last 12 years, Britney Spears has been under a conservatorship that keeps her from controlling her finances, health affairs, personal affairs and career. This conservatorship grants her father Jamie Spears, control of everything mentioned above. Last week, Britney tried to remove her father Jamie Spears as her conservator via a legal challenge but failed and as per reports, a court in Los Angeles has extended the conservatorship until at least February 2021. Spears’ lawyer Samuel D. Ingham III, stated in the documents that Britney is “strongly opposed” to having Jamie return as the conservator of her person. Instead, she “strongly prefers” Jodi Montgomery continue in that role as has done for nearly a year. Britney wanted Ms. Montgomery’s appointment to be made permanent and she also wished to maintain her right to seek “termination of this conservatorship” in the future. Spears’ fans also staged a protest outside the courthouse in Los Angeles, campaigning for Britney to be free and ‘Free Britney’ movement has also grown immensely. Britney was placed under this conservatorship in October 2008, after a series of outrageous actions in public which include attacking a photographer’s car, which was followed by her being put on 5150 involuntary psychiatric hold at UCLA in January 2008, following which her father Jamie Spears petitioned for emergency temporary conservatorship over Britney, as the order was granted, Britney was put under the conservatorship of her father and an attorney named Andrew Wallet and is under that conservatorship till now. But strangely, just two months after Britney was put under the conservatorship, she made a guest appearance in a show and then also filmed a documentary. Now, in January 2019, Britney was put in a mental health facility for several months and she’d constantly been telling her fans and followers via social media that it was voluntary. But according to TMZ, Britney Spears told a judge at a hearing that she’d been forced by her father to check into the facility and once this news broke out, the ‘Free Britney’ movement started gathering momentum. #freebritney started trending on twitter and even popular Instagram accounts like Diet Prada (@diet_prada) also posted in support of the ‘Free Britney’ movement. Then, in March 2019, Andrew Wallet, co-conservator resigned from his duties and then in September 2019, Jamie filed a request to temporarily relieve himself of his duties until January 2020 and Jodi Montgomery, Britney’s manager took over as conservator and she remained so till August 22, 2020.
However, now the conservatorship has extended for another six months with Jamie Spears being the conservator and fans continue to protest and campaign for Britney to be free and ACLU has also stepped up to help Britney Spears.