Britney Spears Back In Court To Address Possible Changes To Conservatorship

Britney Spears - "I Am Britney Jean"

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After her initial testimony in late June 2021 that leaked online, the future of Britney Spears' conservatorship was questionable. A series of events followed that made it seem as though things wouldn't work out in her favor, but with increased public pressure its possible that the tides could be turning.

Early in July, a judge denied Britney's request to remove her father Jamie from the conservatorship after Britney's lawyer failed to file the proper paperwork in court on time. Since then, a formal petition has been filed on the pop star's behalf and a hearing will be underway on July 14th. Spears has also hired a new lawyer after the one that was appointed to her through the conservatorship, Sam Ingham, resigned. TMZ reported that she's tapped formal federal prosecutor Matthew Rosengart to represent her.

In the leaked audio we can hear Britney detailing just how restrictive the conservatorship is. She pleaded saying, "I just want my life back," and described being drugged and "afraid of her father." The singer claims that she'd been prevented from having children and was put on the psychiatric drug lithium against her wishes.

Since that audio was leaked, the Los Angeles court system has suspended the press' access to the proceedings in an effort to prevent further leaks.

Spears will appear in court via phone as she did last month but she's not expected to testify again.

Learn more about Britney's conservatorship and what exactly that situation details here.

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