Britney Spears speaks out: Will she disown her father in court?
Perhaps the release of the New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears and the support garnered from it has finally given pop icon Brintey Spears the courage to stand up to her father, who has had a conservatorship over his daughter’s assets for quite a few years. What are we talking about? We’re talking about how Britney Spears will be speaking in June to the probate court regarding her conservatorship. Finally!
Spears, who has been under a court-approved conservatorship for the past thirteen years, has made it clear that she no longer wants her father, Jamie Spears, to act as the singer’s conservator, and after a hearing on Tuesday, L.A. Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny granted a June 23rd hearing which will allow Britney Spears to finally speak, and we couldn’t be any happier about it.
Perhaps now Britney Spears will finally cease back control of her properties & assets, as well as possibly disown her father in the process. Oh well, looks like Britney Spears will need to find somebody else to make her cheese grits. Who knew that a documentary could be so powerful? Hopefully, Spears settles down with the odd IG posts for the next few months and focuses on the task at hand now that the world is finally on her side.
What is Framing Britney Spears?
Framing Britney Spears, currently available to watch on Hulu, follows Britney Spears’s twelve-year-long conservatorship, first put in place in 2008 after multiple public mental outbreaks. The conservatorship is controlled by her father Jamie, allowing him to make decisions for all of Britney Spears’s estates & businesses. Additionally, in 2020 it was determined that Jamie Spears would also control her Bessemer Trust. Not fair!
The documentary has a clear focus on supporting the #FreeBritney movement as well as ending the conservatorship placed on her. However, the film also explores the harassment Spears suffered from the media ever since she was a teenager, including a rough Diana Sawyer interview from 2003. Spears has since gone on record claiming how she was “embarrassed” by the documentary; hopefully, it has shined new light.
The documentary also touched on Justin Timberlake’s part in all of this, and how he publicly burned Spears after their breakup in 2002. “I didn’t watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in,” Britney Spears wrote on her social media. “I cried for two weeks and well …. I still cry sometimes!!!!” Perhaps this film gave Spears the push she needed to take on her father in court.
It’s no secret that Britney Spears has her fair share of supporters. However, did you know that many who support the #FreeBritney movement are actually celebrities? While it’s likely due to their understanding of what fame & the media can do to you personally, it’s still so cool to see these celebrities reach out and let their support for Britney Spears be heard.
Even though this has clearly been a long & difficult process of the pop icon, it’s hopefully comforting to know that many of her peers support the “Toxic” singer, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Miley Cyrus, Andy Cohen, Charlie Puth, Sam Smith, Lucy Hale, Better Midler, Christina Milian, Haley Williams, and even Cher.
We’ll be keeping a close tab on the events to come involving Britney Spears and her father. If anyone deserves to be freed of their burdens it’s Britney, b!@#%!
What are your thoughts on the #FreeBritney movement gaining this much traction? Are you rooting for Britney Spears to ender the conservatorship controlled by her father like the rest of us? What is your favorite Britney Spears song or album? Comment below and let us know your thoughts.