Britney Spears scores legal win as judge grants her choice over her own attorney
Britney Spears, 39, has won the right to choose her own attorney after former conservatorship lawyer, Sam Ingham, requested to resign from his role. As the hearing to end her conservatorship and have her father Jamie Spears be removed from the legal contract continued on Wednesday, July 14 in Los Angeles, judge Brenda Penny approved her request to decide who should represent her in her on-going battle.
It comes three weeks after her bombshell allegations shocked the world as she delved into her treatment under the 13-year conservatorship controlled primarily by her dad.
Branding it “f***ing cruelty”, the singer is expected to appoint lawyer Mathew Rosengart, a former federal prosecutor who now works for a top-tier Hollywood law firm who, according to reports, was spotted at the court hearing.
This decision was a victory for the pop-star who hasn’t been allowed to have a say in her own legal representation since 2008.
During the hearing, Britney also alleged to the Judge Penny that she had her hair vitamins and coffee taken away from her and demanded her father be charged with “conservatorship abuse”.
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Following the aftermath of the past hearing, she took to Instagram to apologise to fans for telling them she was OK for the last two years.
The pop sensation alleged to the judge in an emotional 24-minute testimony that she is forbidden from having more children, getting married or taking out her IUD, condemning her father and others who control the agreement of exploiting her, preventing her and forcing her to work.
Spears said she had “lied and told the whole world I’m OK and I’m happy” while under conservatorship, adding: “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.”
Following the claims in court, she has since taken to social media for the first time since officially addressing her 2008 conservatorship, apologising to fans and saying she hid the reality of her life “because of my pride and I was embarrassed to share what happened to me”.
She posted a picture of a young girl holding a teddy bear with an Albert Einstein quote about fairy tales.
Alongside the image, she captioned it: “I just want to tell you guys a little secret … I believe as people we all want the fairy tale life and by the way I’ve posted … my life seems to look and be pretty amazing … I think that’s what we all strive for !!!! That was one of my mother’s best traits … no matter how shitty a day was when I was younger … for the sake of me and my siblings she always pretended like everything was ok.
“I’m bringing this to people’s attention because I don’t want people to think my life is perfect because IT’S DEFINITELY NOT AT ALL … and if you have read anything about me in the news this week … you obviously really know now it’s not !!!!
“I apologize for pretending like I’ve been ok the past two years … I did it because of my pride and I was embarrassed to share what happened to me … but honestly who doesn’t want to capture there Instagram in a fun light !!!!”
She continued: “Believe it or not pretending that I’m ok has actually helped, so I decided to post this quote today because by golly if you’re going through hell … I feel like Instagram has helped me have a cool outlet to share my presence … existence … and to simply feel like I matter despite what I was going through and hey it worked … so I’ve decided to start reading more fairy tales!!!!”
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