Britney Spears has asked the court to talk about the conservatorship that has controlled her life and finances for 13 years, her attorney said Tuesday, and a judge scheduled a June date to hear from her.
Spears, the court-appointed attorney, said in a hearing in the Los Angeles Superior Court that she had asked to speak soon and agreed with Judge Brenda Penny on a 22 June date. He did not say what she really wanted to do.
It would be the first time in over two years that the 39-year-old pop star spoken in court. The last time, on May 10, 2019, was the closing of the courtroom. None of what she said became public.
The judge can also close the June hearing to the public and media. But Ingham, through Spears, has been urging for greater transparency in the court proceedings and the documents of the conservatorship.
Spears did not participate in Tuesday’s hearing, and she rarely attended it.
As nearly every Spears hearing has seen, about 50 fans from the so-called FreeBritney movement pickedeted outside the Downtown courthouse.
On Tuesday they carried signs that read 'CONSERVATORSHIP IS SLAVERY' and 'THIS IS TOXIC.
One woman, wearing a FreeBritney T-shirt, shaved her head during the demonstration in solidarity with Spears, who famously shaved her own head just before the conservatorship was put in place in 2008.
In court documents and on social media she has said that Spears herself welcomes the support for her and scrutiny of her circumstances that come from fans.
Ingham has been pushing her in the court to exert more control over her life and finances incrementally, through Ingham. But she has yet to ask that the court end the conservatorship and end it.