At a court hearing on Wednesday, a Los Angeles Superior court judge granted Britney Spears the right to choose her attorney.
Britney has been under a strict legal arrangement for the past thirteen years due to the conservatorship case.
She was represented by a court-appointed lawyer Samuel D. Ingham III, who has handled her case since 2008.
But last month, the pop singer spoke about the abusive outcome of the case and how her life has been completely taken over by it.
Further, she criticized Samuel and urged the court to let her hire her attorney.
Meanwhile, Samuel had resigned from being Britney’s lawyer.
On Wednesday, the scheduled court hearing on July 14, Judge Brenda Penny finally approved Samuel’s resignation.
She gave Britney the freedom to choose an attorney of her choice.
The pop singer has chosen Mathew Rosengart, a former federal prosecutor-turned-skilled litigator, to be her lawyer and represent her case henceforth.
Scene At The Court
Britney became highly emotional at the court hearing and was in tears as she explained her side of the story.
She stated that she was scared of her father- James “Jamie” Spears and that her issues with him traced many years back.
Further, the pop singer recalled how her parents used to leave her alone in their trailer multiple times a week.
And she feared that Jamie Spears would show up drunk and embarrass her, referencing her father’s past issues with alcoholism.
Moreover, she said she is at the court to get rid of her father and charge him with conservatorship abuse.
Also, she added that the conservatorship has allowed her father to ruin her life.
And now she wants him to be investigated as she is not willing to be evaluated anymore.
Britney refused to undergo any more medical assessments and called them “stupid psych tests.”
The Conservatorship Abuse
According to the pop singer, the conservatorship has abused her and her life choices.
It has controlled every part of her life, including her diet and workout routine.
Britney has claimed that she’s forced to use an intrauterine device (IUD) and isn’t allowed to remove it to have more children.
Moreover, BBC also has written a news article to explain Britney’s case.
Likewise, the news article explains the in’s and out’s of the singer’s conservatorship case.
Despite every appeal from Britney’s side, the court did not free her from her conservatorship.
Another court hearing on September 29 is scheduled to resolve some more issues related to the case.
However, the pop singer is more than happy to have finally been given the right to choose a lawyer.
Moreover, she celebrated her small win by sharing a video on Instagram. The video shows Britney performing cartwheels and horseback riding.
She wrote the caption as “Coming along, folks … coming along, New with real representation today … I feel GRATITUDE and BLESSED !!!!”
Also, she thanked her incredible fans for their continuous support and used the tag #FreeBritney.
Further, her boyfriend Sam Asghari also chimed in to celebrate her victory by commenting on her video.
He wrote, “Internet is about to explode—# freebritney.