ON Wednesday, June 23, Britney Spears will publicly speak out in court on her conservatorship for the first time since her public breakdown in 2008.
Since 2008, the pop star has been under a conservatorship – after a series of public meltdowns, preventing Spears from controlling her life or having any access to her million-dollar fortune.
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Who is Britney Spears' business manager Lou Taylor?
Lou Taylor was Spears' former business manager.
In November 2020, Taylor resigned from her position without giving Spears any prior notice or a statement.
Prior to her resigning, Taylor had been Spears' business manager for over a decade.
For years, Britney fans have accused Taylor of being the mastermind behind the singer's ongoing conservatorship, claims that were never confirmed.
Taylor is the CEO of Tri-Star Sports & Entertainment Group – the firm that manages the affairs of star clients such as Steven Tyler, Gwen Stefani, Priyanka Chopra, Tina Turner and many others.
When is Britney Spears' conservatorship hearing?
On Wednesday, June 23, Spears will speak out on her father's controversial conservatorship for the first time since her public breakdown in 2008.
The pop princess will address the court by video, but the court's rules mean fans and followers will not be able to listen to her remarks.
Although media will be able to listen in, they "are not allowed to be filmed, recorded, broadcast, photographed, or streamed live at any point during or after the hearing, whether listening remotely or attending the hearing in-person," according to The News-Herald.
And, the judge will be able to order all video or phone links to be cut at any time, due to the sensitive nature of the hearing.
According to 2016 court documents obtained by the New York Times, Spears expressed how her father, Jamie, has exerted "too much control" over her life, supervising decisions of who she dated to how she redecorated her home.
The singer said her father "restricted everything from whom she dated to the color of her kitchen cabinets," making it difficult for her to make simple decisions by herself.
“She articulated she feels the conservatorship has become an oppressive and controlling tool against her,” a court investigator wrote in the closed court report that year.
The system in place held “too much control" over her life she allegedly told the investigator, urging: “Too, too much!”
What time is Britney Spears set to appear in court?
The 39-year-old pop star is set to speak for the first time ever at her court hearing on June 23 at 1.30pm PST.
According to Page Six, her attorney, Sam Ingham III, sought permission from Judge Brenda Penny to give Spears a chance to talk.
He told the judge: “The conservatee has requested that I seek from the court a status hearing at which she can address the court directly.”
Adding: “My client asked that it be done on expedited basis.”
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