Grammy-award winning singer Britney Spears will speak to an L.A. Superior Court judge Wednesday, as the battle for her conservatorship continues.
In California, convservatorships are established when a person is “unable to provide properly for his or her personal needs for physical health, food, clothing, or shelter.” The conservatorship began after Spears was twice admitted into a hospital for psychiatric evaluations in 2008. In 2019, Spears was again checked into a mental health facility where she was treated for a month, according to TMZ.
Spears’ estate has been in control of her father Jamie Spears since 2008 and in 2019, a court appointed Jodi Montgomery as her care manage—advising in Spears’ personal and health decisions.
With Spears expected to speak to a Los Angeles judge for the first time Wednesday, the “Free Britney L.A.” movement will hold a 1:30 p.m. rally at Grand Park.
Each time Spears’ conservatorship comes up for legal proceedings, the “Free Britney” group of superfans have gathered, advocating for an end of the conservatorship, as they believe it has been “involuntary” and the singer should retain ownership of her estate.
The group has also petitioned for an investigation into Spears’ attorney Samuel D. Ingham III, claiming negligence and taking part in an “unlawful” and “unethical setup” of Spears’ conservatorship.
While Spears has not requested for the conservatorship to end, she has asked for her father to be removed, going as far as stopping all performances as long as her father has control, according to a New York Times documentary.
It is not clear what Spears will address as she meets with the courts, but it would mark the first time she would speak on her own behalf.