Heads up, #FreeBritney crew. You might just have your girl's blessing.
In an obvious hat-tip to the #FreeBritney movement, singer Britney Spears is gunning for the details of her conservatorship case to be open to the public.
Britney’s lawyer Samuel Ingham reportedly filed documents opposing her father’s attempts to ‘seal’ parts of the legal information. That seal would prevent the case from being accessible to the public without a court order, and apparently, Britney's not having any of it.
"Britney herself is vehemently opposed to this effort by her father to keep her legal struggle hidden away in the closet as a family secret,” her lawyer says in the documents, according to a report from PageSix.
In case you missed it, the #FreeBritney movement is made up of fans critical of the conservatorship (or guardianship, as it's known in Australia) Britney has been under since 2008. Because Britney experienced health problems back in 2007, her dad and an attorney were granted full legal control of every aspect of her life, including her finances. For some reason, the conservatorship remains in place today, and will continue to be in place until at least February 2021, when the case is due in front of a judge again.
As we reported last month, Britney’s dad Jamie Spears isn’t much of a #FreeBritney fan. Those who are part of the growing online movement are “conspiracy theorists” who “don’t know anything”, he allegedly said. “It’s up to the court of California to decide what’s best for my daughter. It’s no one else’s business”, he added.
Uh, it would appear that Britney disagrees. ““Far from being a conspiracy theory or a ‘joke’ as James [Jamie] reportedly told the media, in large part this scrutiny is a reasonable and even predictable result of James’ aggressive use of the sealing procedure over the years to minimize the amount of meaningful information made available to the public,” her lawyer reportedly continued.
Ingham also stressed that Britney “welcomes and appreciates the informed support of her many fans." Aww.
Congrats, #FreeBritney crew. It looks like you have your girl's blessing.
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