LOS ANGELES (AP) – Britney Spears has asked to go to the court to discuss the conservatory which has controlled her life and finances for 13 years, her lawyer said Tuesday, and a judge has an appointment in the Scheduled June to hear from her.
Court-appointed Spears attorney Samuel Ingham III said in a hearing in the Los Angeles Supreme Court that she had asked to speak to the court soon and agreed to an appointment with Judge Brenda Penny on June 23. He didn’t say what she specifically wanted to say.
It would be the first known time in more than two years that the 39-year-old pop star has spoken in court. The last time, on May 10, 2019, the courtroom was sealed. Nothing she said went public.
The judge can also close the hearing in June for the media and the public. But Spears, through Ingham, pushed for more transparency in the Conservatory’s legal proceedings and documents.
Spears did not attend Tuesday’s hearing, and she attends very rarely.
As with almost every Spears hearing, around 50 fans of the so-called #FreeBritney movement picketed the courthouse downtown.
On Tuesday they carried signs that read “CONSERVATION IS slavery” and “THIS IS TOXIC”.
A woman wearing a #FreeBritney t-shirt shaved her head during the demonstration in solidarity with Spears, who shaved her own head just before the Conservatory opened in 2008.