Britney Spears SOBS as court grants her new lawyer in conservatorship hearing after interrupting judge begging to speak

BRITNEY Spears virtually appeared at her most recent court hearing on Wednesday.

The singer sounded confident and angry until the end when she started talking about the investigation into her father.

She cried really hard and the judge told her to take a minute, while she wasn't supposed to speak but interrupted the judge twice and asked if she could.

Earlier in the day, the ACLU announced on Twitter that they filed an amicus brief in support of Britney Spears on Tuesday, along with 25 other organizations.

The singer is headed back to court for her conservatorship hearing's continuation in a Los Angeles court on Wednesday.

"We’re urging the court to let Britney exercise her right to select her own attorney and ensure Britney has access to assistance and tools to make this choice, including supported decision-making," the ACLU said of her case in a tweet.

The Toxic singer spoke out for the first time about the appointment during her June 23rd hearing, as she slammed her father and other guardians as "abusive."

Read our Britney Spears live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHAT IS BESSEMER TRUST?

    Bessemer Trust is the wealth management firm that agreed to join Jamie Spears as a co-conservator of Britney Spears’ finances.

    The firm agreed to the role in November 2020.

    The firm now says that it had not taken up that role yet and have not taken fees, according to NPR.

    Bessemer has also filed a request to remove itself from the situation after hearing Spears’ negative remarks about the arrangement in court in June.

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    JUDGE PENNY ASKED EVERYONE TO KEEP BRITNEY'S 'BEST INTEREST IN MIND'

    Britney's new lawyer Matthew Rosengart noted that it appeared the conservators were fighting with each other, stating that they don't seem to have Britney's best interest at heart.

    Jamie Spears and Jodi Montgomery are the co-conservators on Britney's case.

    Judge Penny agreed with the singer's lawyer and said: "I ask everyone to remember that this is about one person and that's it.

    "Please keep her best interest in mind."

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    WHAT DID JAMIE'S LAWYER SAY ABOUT BRITNEY'S MENTAL HEALTH?

    While appearing in court on Wednesday, Jamie Spears' lawyer Vivian Thoreen said: “There is no basis for Mr. Spears to be stepping down right now so no, my client will not be resigning.

    "Ms. Spears has certain beliefs her dad is responsible for all of the bad things happening to her.

    "She has been misinformed or again, does not have correct recollection which is not a secret for someone with mental illness.

    "My client is not going to resign as conservator of her estate.”

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    WHEN IS BRITNEY'S NEXT COURT HEARING?

    The next court hearing in Britney's conservatorship case is scheduled for September 29.

    However, the lawyers are meeting for a call on Monday to discuss a few matters, including Jodi Montgomery's security.

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    WHAT HAS BRITNEY'S NEW LAWYER SAID ABOUT HER CASE?

    According to the New York Times, a judge has permitted Britney to hireMathew S. Rosengart during the singer's court hearing on Wednesday.

    Recently, a source close to Britney's new lawyer Matthew Rosengart claimed that he was "confident" that he would be able to free her from her situation.

    The insider alleged: “He’s absolutely confident he will get Britney out of this mess. He would not have taken this case if he wasn’t positive they’d win.

    "He knows it’s going to be a challenge but he fully believes they have enough evidence to prove Britney no longer needs a conservatorship.

    "He has been intensely preparing for today’s hearing and is ready to make some moves to get this process started. To him and Britney, it’s now a matter of when, not if." 

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    WHAT DID JAMIE'S LAWYER SAY ABOUT BRITNEY'S NEW LAWYER?

    During Wednesday's court hearing, Jamie's lawyer was asked how they viewed Bessemer's resignation.

    Bessemer Trust was originally hired to manage the singer's estate, though resigned during the legal battle.

    Vivian Thoreen, Jamie’s lawyer, told the court: “We have no opposition to Bessamer, but if Bessamer resigns, it’s confusing as they were ordered to work with Mr. Spears.

    "I am proposing we reverse the 2019 order, but bring it up to date."

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    JUDGE PENNY ASKED BRITNEY TO SPEAK BEFORE SHE APPROVED THE SINGER'S NEW LAWYER

    During the hearing on Wednesday, Judge Penny said: “I want to talk to Britney first.

    "There is someone in the audience by the name of Matthew Rosengart who wants to represent you.

    "Ms. Spears, do you know this person?” 

    Britney responded: “Yes ma’am. I want him to represent me.” 

    Matthew said: “That is correct, I am here to represent Ms Spears.

    "My firm has a very substantial trust and estate department.

    "To this case, I will bring not only my legal expertise but my team of lawyers who will work on this case.

    "My firm is coast to coast.”

    Judge Penny said: “I am going to accept the resignation of Bessemer, your petition is granted for Bessemer to no longer be involved.” 

    Bessemer Trust was originally hired to manage the singer's estate, though resigned during the legal battle.

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    WAS BRITNEY EXPECTED TO SPEAK?

    While Britney was confirmed to attend her hearing on Wednesday remotely, she was not originally set to speak.

    Despite not being on the docket to speak, Britney asked if she could address the court.

    She originally said she wanted to "court cleared" before she spoke, though the judge said it's a public hearing and Britney said was fine.

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    WHO ATTENDED BRITNEY'S HEARING?

    Britney's new lawyer Matthew Rosengart and Judge Brenda Penny both attended the hearing in person.

    However, Jamie Spears' lawyer, Vivian Thoreen, Jodi Montgomery's lawyer, Britney, Jamie, Lynne and everyone else attended the hearing virtually.

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    AN EMOTIONAL BRITNEY PLEADS FOR JAMIE TO BE 'REMOVED' AS HER CONSERVATOR

    Britney broke down in tears while arguing that her father Jamie needs to be removed as her conservator.

    During her court appearance on Wednesday, the singer emotionally said through tears: “My dad needs to be removed.

    "He needs to be removed today.

    "I’m fine with Jodi helping me to get more confidence and get out to the real world but I need my dad gone.

    "Thank you, your honor.”

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    BRITNEY SLAMS HER FAMILY IN COURT AND SAID THEY MAKE HER 'MAD'

    Britney slammed her family in court for taking advantage of her wealth while her father Jamie investigated her.

    She said:"What makes me the most mad is my family.

    "My family all were hanging out together at a beach house I BOUGHT when my dad was trying to investigate me."

    The singer then began to cry really hard and needed to take a break as she struggled to speak.

    Judge Penny said: “I know this must be very difficult for you. Please take your time and take a moment.”

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    BRITNEY SAID SHE 'WORKED SO MUCH IT'S ILLEGAL'

    During her emotional hearing on Wednesday, Britney told the court: "I would prefer if Jodi [Montgomery] stays in place and works with me. But not my dad.

    "I worked so much it’s illegal despite what these stupid people say. I’m not crazy!"

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    BRITNEY EXPLAINS WHY SHE DOESN'T 'WANT TO GET TESTED'

    While appearing virtually in court on Wednesday, Britney made it clear she doesn't "want to be tested."

    She said: “The reason I don’t want to get tested is because I already did that. A lot.

    "During the Circus tour, I was tested multiple times and they told me if I did well, they would end it.

    "But they did nothing."

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    BRITNEY SAID SHE HAS 'ABANDONMENT ISSUES'

    While virtually appearing in court on Wednesday, Britney told the judge that the "abusive" conservatorship has given her "abandonment issues."

    She said: "I also have abandonment issues.

    "I’ve always been scared of my dad. I was scared he would show up drunk. I counted and in one week alone, I was abandoned 63 times by all of my family members as I sat in the trailer and watched them leave from the window."

    She continued: "My team took everything from me. They even took my hair vitamins away.

    "That’s not abuse, it’s f**king cruel. I still can’t even drink coffee.

    "I’m not sure how long it takes to get a restraining order but I want to file for abuse and an investigation against my dad.

    "He knocked down a door and shook my son."

    The singer added: "My lawyer (Sam Ingham) didn’t fight for me.

    "My lawyer did not fight for me one time. I am angry and I WILL go there.”

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    WHAT DID BRITNEY SAY DURING HER TESTIMONY?

    While speaking in court on Wednesday, Britney said: “I’m here your honor to show you who I want as my new lawyer and to get rid of my current lawyer and my dad.

    "And hopefully to end this conservatorship.

    "I don’t want to be evaluated and I am not open to doing any testing."

    She continued: "I did a mock up of my schedule which included threats from my team to do certain tv shows and programs.

    "Ma’am, there should be no threats to me.

    "This program was dead wrong and abusive, I got no breaks."

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    BRITNEY THANKED HER FANS DURING COURT HEARING

    Britney Spears thanked the her "remarkably strong and talented" fans while appearing in court on Wednesday.

    According to a fan Twitter account, the Toxic singer allegedly said: "It's because of them I am here today.

    It’s because of them I have the f**king strength to speak up against my family who have silenced me and my fans for years."

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    BRITNEY THANKED FANS DURING HER HEARING

    While speaking in court during Wednesday's hearing, Britney Spears reportedly thanked her fans for their support during the legal battle.

    Fans took to Twitter to praise the star and react to her comments, as one person wrote: "Britney probably thought the hearing was going to be public today as well that's why she thanked us, she wanted us to hear it from her omg my baby."

    Another added: "the way Britney still managed to keep in touch with us by thanking us during her court hearing my gawd; my heart melt."

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    FANS CELEBRATE BRITNEY WINNING APPROVAL TO HIRE HER OWN LAWYER

    On Wednesday, a judge granted Britney to right to hire her own lawyer in her conservatorship case.

    Fans fled to Twitter to celebrate the good news, as one person wrote: "Britney won the petition to have a lawyer of her own choosing and asked the court that her father be charged with conservatorship abuse in the first 30 minutes of the hearing. This is the glory."

    Another wrote: "Imagine how Britney must have felt hearing that Judge Penny approved the request for her to hire her own lawyer. it’s been 13 years, 13 years of hell… Now freedom is so close for her!"

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    FANS SLAM BRITNEY'S SISTER JAMIE LYNN DURING HEARING

    As some fans gathered outside of the LA courthouse to show their support for Britney during Wednesday's hearings, others took to Twitter to slam her younger sister Jamie Lynn.

    One fan wrote: "@jamielynnspears your days of spending your sister’s money are done #FreeBritney#LetBritneyChoose."

    Another added: "Instead of Jamie Lynn posting on her IG stories, 'good luck sis!' or 'free britney- I love you sis!' she posts narcissistic pic of her with a microphone trying to look like her sister. SMH. #freebritney #LetBritneyChoose"

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    BRITNEY WANTS FATHER JAMIE 'CHARGED WITH CONSERVATORSHIP ABUSE'

    During Wednesday's hearing,Britney told the court she wants her father, Jamie Spears, "charged with conservatorship abuse."

    The singer has been fighting Jamie in court in order to have him removed as her conservator.

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    WHO IS BRITNEY'S NEW LAWYER MATTHEW ROSENGART?

    Rosengart has had a list of celebrity clients including Steven Spielberg, Ben Affleck, Jimmy Butler, and Sean Penn.

    On Tuesday, sources told TMZ that the lawyer will ask the judge to appoint him as he faces the court for the first time.

    While father and conservator Jamie will have to approve of Rosengart's appointment, he is said to have an argument prepared.

    The insider revealed the lawyer will argue Britney has a Constitutional right to the lawyer of her choice, despite the conservatorship case being categorized as neither criminal nor civil.

    The source explained: "Britney is entitled to due process, which includes the right to a competent lawyer.

    "He'll argue it's absurd for Jamie Spears to have the power to disapprove Britney's choice, because the very purpose of the representation is to get him out."

    On Wednesday, Britney was granted approval by the judge to hire Rosengart.

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    WHEN DID BRITNEY'S FIRST LAWYER RESIGN?

    Only July 6th, Britney's lawyer Sam Ingham resigned from his role after she accused him of withholding information.

    The Toxic singer claimed Sam never told her she could request to end the conservatorship, though he later denied the allegations.

    Prior to Wednesday's court appearance, Britney discussed whether she would be assigned a new lawyer by the judge, or if she would be able to hire her own representation.

    The performer's lead conservator Jodi Montgomery previously asked the court to "hire a guardian for the singer and provide her with 24/7 security," to assist in the process.

    However, Britney's mother Lynn asserted her daughter should be allowed to hire her own attorney, saying that she "should no longer be held to the 2008 standard, whereby she was found to 'not have the capacity to retain counsel.’”

    Britney was granted the ability to hire her own lawyer in time for her second hearing.

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    FANS CHANT BRITNEY'S 'CONSERVATORSHIP HAS GOT TO GO'

    Before Britney Spears' most recent conservatorship hearing began on Wednesday, fans gathered outside of the courthouse to show their support for the star.

    As fans marched outside of the LA courthouse with handmade signs, they chanted: "Hey hey, ho ho. Conservatorship has got to go."

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    BRITNEY'S NEW LAWYER HAS BEEN APPROVED BY JUDGE

    As Britney's court hearing takes place on Wednesday, the Deputy Editor of Page Six tweeted that the judge approved her request "hire her own lawyer" to represent her in court.

    He wrote: "BREAKING: The judge has approved Britney Spears hiring her own lawyer for her conservatorship case. #FreeBritney."

    The Toxic singer has chosen Mathew S. Rosengart, a prominent Hollywood lawyer and former federal prosecutor, to represent her in court.

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    WHAT DID BRITNEY SAY DURING HER FIRST COURT APPEARNACE?

    Britney made her court debut in late June as she spoke out against her conservatorship.

    On her first court date, the singer delivered a powerful testimony about her "abusive" conservatorship and how her father and others should be "sued" for her mistreatment.

    The mother of two made bold claims about how she felt "enslaved" by both her father and her other conservators, and though Jamie stepped away from the role in 2019, Jodi Montgomery has also pushed her to extremes.

    She told the courtroom: “I’ve been in denial. I’ve been in shock. I am traumatized. You know, fake it till you make it.

    “But now I’m telling you the truth. OK? I’m not happy. I can’t sleep. I’m so angry. It’s insane. And I’m depressed. I cry every day.

    “The only similar thing to this is called sex trafficking," she continued.

    “Making anyone work against their will, taking all their possessions away — credit card, cash, phone, passport — and placing them in a home where they work with the people who live with them," she alleged.

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