A timeline of Britney Spears' conservatorship
A look back at the conservatorship that Britney Spears has been entangled in since 2008.
What is known today as the #FreeBritney movement saw its origins form in 2009.The movement, which now calls for Spears to be released from her conservatorship, was kick-started, at least to some degree, byFreeBritney.net, which called into question the necessity and validity of the legal guardianship.
Since then, the cause has gained a massive amount of followers and protests are frequently held outside of courthouses during hearings regarding the case.Britney Spears performs in Las Vegas in 2016. (Photo by Denise Truscello/BSLV/Getty Images for Brandcasting, Inc)
2019: The music stops but things get stickierDespite being under the conservatorship for over a decade, Spears stayed active within the music scene and didn't speak much on the conservatorship.She pumped out an album every few years, had a Las Vegas residency and appeared as a judge on"The X-Factor." headtopics.com
But in early 2019, Spears canceled her upcoming Vegas residency and announced"an indefinite work hiatus," citing her father's poor health.In March, Wallet stepped down as co-conservator and suggested the court accept his resignation"swiftly," though he did not give an exact reason for his departure beyond stating in court filings that Spears would suffer"substantial detriment, irreparable harm and immediate danger" if he didn’t step down, the L.A. Times reported.
Jamie Spears, father of Britney Spears. (VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)Not long after, Spears checked into a mental health facility for a month-long stay. Comedians and"Britney's Grams" podcast hosts Tess Barker and Barbara Gray revealed that they received a tip from a man claiming to be a former paralegal for an attorney who worked with Spears’ conservatorship. He said that Jamie was involved in his daughter dropping the second Vegas residency and made other allegations suggesting the star had limited autonomy. The podcasters claimed to have verified the tipper's identity.
Throughout the year, Jamie would file to expand the conservatorship to other states including Hawaii, Florida and Louisiana.BRITNEY SPEARS PRAISES PRINCESS SIANA AMID PANORAMA INTERVIEW CONTROVERSYA new conservatorIn late 2019, Jamie temporarily stepped down as Spears' conservator and a judge approved the singer’s longtime"care-manager" Jodi Montgomery to take over the role.Read more: Fox News »
Media Claims Britney Spears Well Enough To Be Released Back Into Their Sole CustodyLOS ANGELES—Stating that the pop star had made great strides in managing her mental health, the nation’s media outlets reported Monday that Britney Spears was well enough to be released back into their sole custody. “We think the singer has achieved a level of mental fitness to once again be placed completely in the… Too accurate bro 😂 Strangely, this headlines really does say it all
Britney Spears Speaks Out About Whether or Not She'll Perform Again“I'm having fun right now, I'm in a transition in my life, and I'm enjoying myself so, that's it.”
Britney Spears Keeps Dancing as Big Conservatorship Hearing ApproachesBritney Spears keeps dancing as her big conservatorship hearing approaches. Middle age woman talking like a child, and randomly dancing,This woman needs help Unfortunately I don't think she has the people around her looking out for her best interests. SHE USED TO BE THE PRINCESS OF POP. NOW SHE MAKES DANCING VIDEOS IN HER BASEMENT. SAD
Britney Spears Has Been Trying for Years to Terminate ConservatorshipCourt records reveal that Britney Spears has been quietly pushing to end her conservatorship ahead of her virtual appearance in court on Wednesday.
A look back at Britney Spears' conservatorshipThe world may hear from Britney Spears regarding her court-ordered conservatorship in a hearing on Wednesday Honestly, who really gives a crap? پس محجوره كه با ايراني ميگرده، گفتم وگرنه نرمال نيست😬
Britney Spears Has Been Fighting Her Conservatorship for YearsAccording to recently unsealed court documents. mavsli99 We be known *in Chris Crocker’s voice* LEAVE BRITTNEY ALONE! 😭