Wednesday is a big day in the Britney Spears conservatorship case...Britney is expected to speak for the first time on the matter. Here's what you should know:
Why is Britney Spears addressing the court in her conservatorship case?
In April, Britney Spears' court-appointed attorney, Samuel Ingham III, said in a Los Angeles probate court hearing that the pop star had asked to speak to the court soon, and agreed with Judge Brenda Penny on a June 23 date, according to the Associated Press.
Wednesday marks the first time since May 10, 2019, that the singer has spoken in court. The last time, the courtroom was sealed and none of what she said became public.
Britney Spears requests resignation of father Jamie Spears as her personal conservator
Her father, James "Jamie" Spears, 68, was appointed her co-conservator in 2008 along with a lawyer, Andrew Wallet, who resigned in March 2019. Jamie Spears continued as her sole conservator of her person and estate until he stepped down as conservator of person in September 2019. He still maintained control of her finances.
Jamie Spears was replaced by professional conservator Jodi Montgomery, who was appointed by a judge to care for Britney Spears’ security, visitors and medical treatment. It's assumed Jamie Spears stepped down due to health issues after he "was hospitalized and almost died" from a ruptured colon in late 2018.
Britney Spears' family speaks out about her conservatorship
During a July 2020 appearance on the "As Not Seen on TV" podcast, Britney Spears' older brother, Bryan Spears, said his sister has "always wanted to get out of" the conservatorship, although "there was a need for it in the beginning."
"It's very frustrating to have," the singer's brother said during the rare interview. "Whether someone's coming in peace to help or coming in with an attitude, having someone constantly tell you to do something has got to be frustrating."
Britney Spears’ mother Lynne Spears, who has been allowed to take part in her conservatorship as an interested party, said through her attorney in November that her daughter should not be forced to obey her father’s demands, calling their relationship “toxic.”
The hearing goes down at 3:30pm CST Wednesday afternoon virtually. You can get more info HERE.