Britney Spears 'not even close' to telling all about conservatorship

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Britney’s new attorney shared that he and his team are working to remove Jamie Spears from the conservatorship in a video filmed outside a recent court hearing in LA, just days after the star publicly denounced her family in an Instagram post.

By Leyla Mohammed

Posted on July 20, 2021, at 10:57 a.m. ET

Britney also claimed that her conservators have prevented her from having her IUD removed, despite her desire to have more children.

"I'm here to get rid of my dad and charge him with conservatorship abuse," she added. "I want him investigated. … This conservatorship has allowed my dad to ruin my life."

Hours later, a judge denied Britney’s request to suspend her father as conservator of her finances.

Mathew Rosengart, Britney Spears’ new lawyer, after a hearing today thanking Britney for her courage, Judge Penny, and the fans. He and his firm are working on a petition to remove Jamie Spears from the conservatorship unless he resigns first. #FreeBritney

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Britney Spears' lawyer says he’s working 'aggressively, expeditiously' to remove Jamie Spears as conservator

Fox News 20 July, 2021 - 07:02pm

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Pop singer’s explosive conservatorship battle against her father wraps up new court hearing

At a brief hearing on Monday, Britney Spears' attorney Mathew Rosengart said that his firm is working "aggressively and expeditiously" to file a petition to remove the star's father Jamie Spears as conservator.

The attorney told reporters, who gathered outside of the courthouse, that the petition will be filed unless Jamie resigns first. He also thanked Spears, herself, for the pop star's "courage and for her strength" as well as the judge overseeing the case, Judge Brenda Penny, and "#FreeBritney" supporters.

It also appears Britney Spears' personal conservator Jodi Montgomery might get her security costs approved, as the hearing also addressed Montgomery’s petition requesting the "Toxic" singer’s estate cover the costs.

All parties have met and have a draft stipulation with the hopes of reaching an agreement regarding security for Montgomery, Fox News can confirm. The next court date is July 26, as an exact agreement had not yet been made.

"Today was about the issue concerning security," Rosengart told reporters after the hearing. "The only thing I'm going to add to what I said last week in court and outside is: First, I once again want to thank Britney Spears for her courage and for her strength. I want to thank Judge Penny for her courtesy and welcoming my firm and I into this case, and I also want to thank Britney Spears' fans and supporters. The outreach and support for my firm, myself and most importantly Britney has truly been overwhelming – coast to coast and literally throughout the world."

He continued: "Finally, and the last thing I'm going to say about this matter is: As I said in court last week and outside, my firm and I are moving aggressively and expeditiously to file a petition to remove Jamie Spears unless he resigns first."

Earlier this month, Montgomery said that since Spears’ bombshell testimony in June, she’s been receiving an increased number of threats against her wellbeing, including death threats. She has officially filed a petition to request increased security funding

In a July 14 hearing, Montgomery’s attorney Laurie Ann Wright said the care manager is requesting $50,000, explaining that the number is fair considering the case is one in which attorney fees are in the millions. 

Wright said that Montgomery is paying for around-the-clock live security that she "can’t afford" on her own.

Spears’ new attorney Mathew Rosengart – who received approval to represent the pop star during the same July 14 hearing – said that he didn’t object to the $50,000 request and expected to come to a consensus quickly.

However, Thoreen Vivian Lee, who represents Spears’ father and conservator Jamie, argued against the expense, saying "there are many other people … in far worse situations." Jamie has also claimed that he’s been receiving death threats for years over the conservatorship. 

Montgomery works as Spears’ conservator of the person, which means she’s in charge of overseeing personal and medical decisions. 

However, Montgomery and Jamie have traded jabs lately over who is responsible for certain aspects of Spears’ health and medical care. Jamie has blamed Montgomery for several of the allegations Spears made during her initial testimony, but the conservator of the person has fired back, claiming Jamie blocked her from making certain decisions

During the July 14 hearing, Spears was asked whether she wishes for Montgomery to remain on her conservatorship team – she has previously requested that her father be removed – to which Rosengart replied: "I believe that my client says her wishes are that Ms. Montgomery stay on."

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Ted Cruz, Matt Gaetz Cynically Exploit Britney Spears's Ordeal

The Intercept 20 July, 2021 - 07:02pm

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks at a ‘Free Britney’ Rally in Los Angeles, Calif., on July 14, 2021.

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Spears’s high-profile case is well suited for both Democratic and Republican ideological projection. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has called for more oversight. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, used the pop star’s suffering as a grounds for his own fundraising, sending out texts that call Spears “a victim of toxic gov’t overreach & censorship.” The putrid Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, who is being investigated for possibly sex trafficking minors, turned up at a “#FreeBritney” rally in California, grabbing the mic and calling for Spears’s release from conservatorship.

If politicians’ cynical co-option of Spears’s struggle, particularly on the right, leads to concrete shifts in pernicious conservatorship law, a primarily state-based issue about which the federal government can only do so much, then all the better. As has been well noted, this is a disability rights issue in need of swift redress. The risk, however, is that conservatives jumping on this issue could distort a problem — grounded in capitalist exploitation, patriarchal control, and a national scarcity in truly supportive care for disabled and aging people — into one of state impingement on individual freedoms.

It’s galling that the very politicians who have overseen intolerable attacks on women’s reproductive freedoms are now expressing horror that Spears’s father, as part of the singer’s conservatorship, has been accused of preventing the singer from removing her IUD. “It’s insane you can force a woman to basically sterilize herself under the guise of protection,” tweeted Rep. Nancy Grace, R-S.C.

Republicans offered no such protestations over whistleblower reports that women imprisoned by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had faced extreme medical abuses on their reproductive systems, including forced hysterectomies. As I noted at the time of these reports, such eugenicist practices have a rich and unbroken legacy in this country. Politicians like Gaetz and Cruz, who would happily see Spears be forced to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term, have no interest in the reproductive rights of the star, nor those of anyone else.

Meanwhile, both Republican and Democratic leaders, by upholding the United States’s violent carceral practices, are responsible every day for a system that denies hundreds of thousands of women reproductive freedom and bodily autonomy.

“Many people describe being under guardianship like a civil death — you cease to exist as a legal person, and somebody else is able to make decisions for you,” noted Prianka Nair, co-director of the Disability and Civil Rights Clinic at Brooklyn Law School. If the proposition of such civil death were truly so appalling to U.S. political leaders in both parties, the connected abolitionist and immigrant rights struggle would be no struggle at all.

Yet the so-called independence for which the right wing fights is, in its essence, the worst of conservatorship writ large: atomized nuclear family units, stripped of robust collective support structures and resources; rife with patriarchal abuse, ableism, and white supremacy; and predicated on the ability to remove freedoms from those deemed undesirable.

#FreeBritney graffiti has been spotted around Los Angeles. In one instance, in black paint scrawled on a peach-toned wall, a person wrote, “#FreeBritney means the abolition of work, money & time.” Another wall bore the slogan, “While there is a soul in prison, Britney is not free.” Such abolitionist claims no doubt also do the work of projecting a sweeping politics onto the specifics of Spears’s situation. It remains the case, however, that the conditions for Spears’s form of unfreedom and abuse will remain in place under patriarchal capitalism and carceral injustice, even if the star gains her rightful and overdue release from conservatorship.

We can be confident that the right-wing politicians jumping on the #FreeBritney cause will do everything they can to uphold and strengthen those oppressive systems and ideologies undergirding Spears’s abuse.

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Britney Spears Has More to Say After Explosive Court Testimony

Yahoo Lifestyle 20 July, 2021 - 04:12pm

Today, Spears posted an image of Boggle dice arranged to read "one day at a time." Her caption explained the situation further, saying that she was just getting started sharing the details of her conservatorship with the world.

"So I said 'life goes on' in one of my recent posts but it's always easier said than done!!!!!" her note reads. "In that moment that's what felt was the easiest to say but I think we all know that I will never be able to let go and fully move on until I've said all I needed to say … and I'm not even close!!!!"

Her message continued, saying that there was more to come.

"I was told to stay quiet about things for so long and I finally feel like I'm just getting here," she wrote.

During her court appearance, Spears said that her father had too much control and that "this conservatorship is literally allowing my dad to ruin my life." In the following weeks, Spears received support from a number of celebrities, and also called out her sister, who she claimed was part of a "so-called" support system.

"I don't like that my sister showed up at an awards show and performed MY SONGS to remixes!!!!! My so-called support system hurt me deeply," Britney wrote. "This conservatorship killed my dreams ... so all I have is hope and hope is the only thing in this world that is very hard to kill ... yet people still try."

Britney was referring to her sister Jamie Lynn performing a remix of one of her songs at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards.

Britney may be getting closer to removing herself from the conservatorship. Last week, she was allowed to appoint a new lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, who has already said that he is working "aggressively" and "expeditiously" to remove Britney's father Jamie Spears from her conservatorship.

"First, I once again want to thank Britney Spears for her courage and for her strength," Rosengart said in a video posted on Twitter. "I want to thank Judge [Brenda] Penny for her courtesy welcoming my firm and I into this case. And I also want to thank Britney Spears' fans and supporters. The outreach and support for my firm, myself, and most importantly, Britney, has truly been overwhelming."

“My so-called support system hurt me deeply.”

"This conservatorship killed my dreams ... so all I have is hope and hope is the only thing in this world that is very hard to kill," the singer wrote.

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Mathew Rosengart spoke outside a Los Angeles courthouse on Monday evening, thanking Spears for her "courage and strength."

Britney just called out her sister in a new Instagram post.

These captions can't be a coincidence, right?

"I don't like that my sister showed up at an awards show and performed MY SONGS to remixes!!!!!"

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"My so-called support system hurt me deeply."

"My so-called support system hurt me deeply."

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