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Britney Spears Granted Right To Speak At Her Next Conservatorship Hearing

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Britney Spears Granted Right To Speak At Her Next Conservatorship Hearing

Britney Spears has been granted the right to speak at her own conservatorship hearing.

The pop star has been locked in a battle over who controls the conservatorship that governs what she is and isn't allowed to do in her life.

The legal ruling decides who controls her finances as well as what she does with her singing and entertaining career.

But Reuters has reported the 'Gimme More' artist will speak at the next hearing on June 23.

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The singer's lawyer Samuel Ingham told the court this wee: "My client [Britney Spears] has requested a hearing at which she can address the court directly. My client has asked that it be done on an expedited basis."

It's not known what she plans to say during her address.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Back in February, Britney's dad Jamie lost a legal challenge to have full control over her entire estate.

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Judge Brenda J Penny appointed wealth management firm Bessemer Trust as a co-conservator of the pop star's estate in November and told Mr Spears to work with the Trust.

He launched a legal bid to have that overturned and place him in charge of Britney's assets and investments. A Los Angeles court eventually rejected that bid.

Jamie has been told to continue working with Bessemer Trust, meaning he will not be able to control some of his daughter's investments.

Jamie Spears' attorney Vivian Thoreen released a statement shortly after the case was done, which said: "My client looks forward to working with Bessemer to continue an investment strategy in the best interests of his daughter.

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"My client Jamie Spears has diligently and professionally carried out his duties as one of Britney's conservators, and his love for his daughter and dedication to protecting her is clearly apparent to the court."

Spears entered the conservatorship when she was aged 26, at a time when her mental health struggles were well-documented in the media.

As the star's highly publicised breakdown made headlines, she was handed a court-mandated conservatorship to be overseen by her father, Jamie Spears.

Since then, however, there have been widespread calls for the legal ruling to be terminated, giving rise to the #FreeBritney movement on social media in support of the singer.

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Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity, Britney Spears

Stewart Perrie
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