What is Britney Spears in court for?
US pop star Britney Spears has called for an end to the "abusive" management of her business and personal affairs, telling an LA court: "I want my life back". ... The court-ordered agreement gave her father, Jamie Spears, control over her estate and other aspects of her life. bbc.comBritney Spears: Singer's conservatorship case explained
What is conservatorship abuse?
While there are a variety of ways that an elderly individual may be abused or exploited, one of the most common types involves financial exploitation. A common way for an individual to take advantage of an older individual is to become his or her conservator, or guardian. peckbloom.comWhat is Conservatorship Abuse?
In recent years, the pop star has found an overwhelming amount of support with the Free Britney movement amid her 13-year conservatorship battle. However, the Grammy winner is calling out those "closest" to her who may have spoken up a little too late about her situation.
Taking to Instagram on Friday, July 16, the 39-year-old singer shared a lengthy message with a photo of a quote that read: "Never forget who ignored you when you needed them and who helped you before you even had to ask."
Although Britney didn't specify who she was referring to in her post, she did direct it towards those in her inner circle.
"There's nothing worse than when the people closest to you who never showed up for you post things in regard to your situation whatever it may be and speak righteously for support," she began her caption. "There's nothing worse than that!!!!"
She continued, "How dare the people you love the most say anything at all…did they even put a hand out to even lift me up at the TIME!!!??? How dare you make it public that NOW you CARE…did you put your hand out when I was drowning ???? Again…NO."
Britney asked that those wanting to post something now to "please stop with the righteous approach when you're so far from righteous it's not even funny [three middle finger emojis]."
The "Circus" singer concluded her caption, "PS if you're reading this today and you can relate….I'm sorry because I know what it's like … and I send you my love [three kissing emojis]!!!!"
Earlier this week, Britney scored a legal victory as she continues to fight for her freedom. During her court hearing on Wednesday, July 14, which E! News was present for, a Los Angeles judge granted Britney permission to choose her own lawyer.
The singer was previously represented by a court-appointed attorney, Sam Ingham, since her conservatorship began in 2008.
Sam asked to resign from the position on July 6, and according to the court filing obtained by E! News, he stated that he wanted to resign "effective upon the appointment of new court-appointed counsel."
During Wednesday's hearing, the judge confirmed Sam's resignation and approved Britney's request to hire former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart as her private attorney.
Following her legal win, the star's family members shared supportive messages online. Britney's mom, Lynne Spears, posted a bible verse on Instagram that read, "The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it."
Additionally, Britney's younger sister, Jamie Lynn Spears also shared uplifting quotes. "Once you choose hope, anything's possible," one message read, with another, "Dear Lord, Can we end this bull s--t once and for all. Amen."
Britney herself took to Instagram to express she was feeling "blessed" over the decision.
"Coming along, folks ... coming along [middle finger emoji] !!!!! New with real representation today," she wrote. "I feel GRATITUDE and BLESSED!!!! Thank you to my fans who are supporting me...You have no idea what it means to me be supported by such awesome fans!!!! God bless you all!!!!!"
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17 July, 2021 - 02:25pm
The singer, who is in a contentious conservatorship battle with her father, on Friday night called out the people closest to her who are now publicly backing her after previously staying silent.
"There’s nothing worse than when the people closest to you who never showed up for you post things in regard to your situation whatever it may be and speak righteously for support," Spears wrote in a lengthy caption that appeared on her Instagram page.
"How dare the people you love the most say anything at all … did they even put a hand out to even lift me up at the TIME !!!??? How dare you make it public that NOW you CARE … did you put your hand out when I was drowning ???? Again … NO."
Spears did not name anyone in the post, but said: "You actually have the nerve to say anything about my situation just to save face for yourself publicly !!! If you’re gonna post something …. Please stop with the righteous approach when you’re so far from righteous it’s not even funny."
She included three middle finger emojis and also offered support to those who may be in a similar situation.
"PS if you’re reading this today and you can relate …. I’m sorry because I know what it’s like … and I send you my love," she said.
Spears has been fighting to end her 13-year conservatorship helmed by her father, James "Jamie" Spears. The 39-year-old musician has been under it since 2008, shortly after her infamous public breakdown.
The battle was recently thrust into the spotlight again following the February release of "Framing Britney Spears," The New York Times documentarythat explored her rise to stardom and the #FreeBritney movement, a campaign started by fans who believe her conservatorship should end.
During a court appearance last month, Spears made it clear that she wants to regain her independence and asked for more power in her case. She told the court that she wanted a say in her medical care and the freedom to complete her therapy at her home.
She made similar comments during court Wednesday, telling the judge that she wants her father removed as the conservator and charged with conservatorship abuse. Spears later added that she wanted him investigated and that “this conservatorship has allowed my dad to ruin my life.”
According to Spears, every aspect of her life has been controlled. She won a small victory in the case this week when she was granted a request to hire her own attorney following the departure of her court-appointed attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, who has handled her case since 2008.
Jamie Spears and his team have vehemently denied accusations that he has abused his position as conservator, repeatedly saying he only has his daughter's best interests at heart.
Minyvonne Burke is a breaking news reporter for NBC News.
17 July, 2021 - 08:14am
The 39-year-old singer, who is embroiled in a court battle over her controversial conservatorship, shared a post on Instagram sharply calling out those closest to her who "never showed up" when she needed them.
On Friday, she posted simple black text on a white background that read: "Never forget who ignored you when you needed them and who helped you before you even had to ask."
"There’s nothing worse than when the people closest to you who never showed up for you post things in regard to your situation whatever it may be and speak righteously for support … there’s nothing worse than that !!!!" Spears wrote in the caption.
"How dare the people you love the most say anything at all … did they even put a hand out to even lift me up at the TIME," Britney wrote. "How dare you make it public that NOW you CARE … did you put your hand out when I was drowning ????"
The "Toxic" singer went on to say that the people who are only speaking out for her now that she's standing up for herself and gaining momentum toward taking back control of her own life is self-righteous and wrong.
"Again … NO … so if you’re reading this and you know who you are … and you actually have the nerve to say anything about my situation just to save face for yourself publicly," she continued. "If you’re gonna post something …. Please stop with the righteous approach when you’re so far from righteous it’s not even funny …. and have a good day !!!!!"
Britney did give a shout-out to her fans and others who might be in a similar situation as her, ending the scathing post on a note of hope. She said, "PS if you’re reading this today and you can relate …. I’m sorry because I know what it’s like … and I send you my love !!!!"
Two days ago, Britney's mom, Lynne, posted a photo of the bible verse John 1:5 on Instagram that seemed to be in support her daughter.
"You had 13 years to save her and did absolutely nothing…." wrote one fan.
"Free Britney. She said she wanted to sue her family. That means YOU too. Buckle up!" wrote another person.
Britney's sister, Jamie Lynn, also shared cryptic messages on her Instagram stories this past week, including a veiled message about "choosing hope."
"Dear Lord, Can we end this bull s--t once and for all," Jamie Lynn also posted in her stories, adding, "Amen."
The world has been watching as Britney has recently taken steps toward ending the conservatorship that her father, Jamie Spears, has held over her. Just two days ago, she celebrated a victory in the case, as a Los Angeles Superior Court judge approved the resignation of her longtime court-appointed lawyer, Sam Ingham, and allowed her to hire her own representation, Mathew S. Rosengart, a prominent Hollywood lawyer and former federal prosecutor.
At the end of the post, Spears for the first time adopted the #FreeBritney hashtag her fans have been using in support of her these last few years.
"Thank you to my fans who are supporting me," she wrote. "You have no idea what it means to me be supported by such awesome fans!!!!"
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