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Britney Spears’ conservatorship hearing against dad Jamie won’t be recorded as she speaks in court for first time

TOMORROW'S hearing on Britney Spears' conservatorship will not be recorded, even as the singer is set to speak for the first time ever since her public breakdown in 2008.

The pop princess will address the court through by video, but the court's rules mean fans and followers will not be able to listen to her remarks.

Although media will be able to listen in, they "are not allowed to be filmed, recorded, broadcast, photographed, or streamed live at any point during or after the hearing, whether listening remotely or attending the hearing in-person," according to The News-Herald.

And, the judge will be able to order all video or phone links to be cut at any time, due to the sensitive nature of the hearing.

Britney is expected to argue against the conservatorship, which was implemented in 2008 after a series of public meltdowns by the singer and prevents Britney from controlling her life or having any access to her million-dollar fortune.

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

  • BRITNEY ADDRESSES HOPES SHE WILL PERFORM AGAIN

    Britney, 39, took to Instagram last week to share information on the future of her performance career with her fans.

    The singer repeated a follower's question, saying: "The question is will I ever take the stage again?

    "I have no idea. I'm having fun right now, I'm at a transition in my life, and I'm enjoying myself. That's it," she revealed.

  • WHEN WERE BRITNEY'S PARENTS MARRIED?

    Jamie, 68, and Lynne, 65, were married from 1976 until 2002.

    In addition to Britney, the exes share daughter Jamie Lynn, 30, and Bryan, 44.

    Britney had previously claimed that, because of her conservatorship, she has been unable to make financial decisions without the approval of her father Jamie, 68.

  • X FACTOR JUDGE SAYS BRITNEY WAS ON 'SO MUCH MEDICATION'

    Louis Walsh alleged Britney had trouble staying upright in her chair and not falling out of it when he was her co-star on the X Factor in 2012.

    While speaking with the Irish Independent, Louis opened up about his experience working with the pop star.

    He said he sat next to her for two days and alleged she would start to slump in her chair, onto the table, “after every few auditions.”

    The TV personality continued his claim: “They would literally have to stop the show and take her out because she was on so much medication and other stuff. I felt sorry for her."

  • BRITNEY SPEAKS OUT AGAINST CONSERVATORSHIP

    In 2016 Britney told a court that she wanted her father's control to be 'terminated'.

    “She is ‘sick of being taken advantage of’ and she said she is the one working and earning her money but everyone around her is on her payroll,” the court investigator wrote.

    The Princess of Pop has been in conservatorship under her father's control since 2008, after suffering a very public breakdown.

  • BRITNEY SPEARS WILL APPEAR IN COURT ON JUNE 23

    Britney Spears, 39, is set to speak for the first time ever at her court hearing on June 23 at 1.30pm PST.

    Her attorney, Sam Ingham III sought permission from Judge Brenda Penny to give Spears a chance to talk, according to Page Six.

    He told the judge: “The conservatee has requested that I seek from the court a status hearing at which she can address the court directly.”

    Adding: “My client asked that it be done on expedited basis.”

    It is unclear exactly what matters Spears plans to disclose, however, Ingham alluded that she would like to have the hearing pertaining to the “status of the conservatorship.”

    Additionally, there will be another hearing regarding her estate’s accounting documents on July 14, 2021.

  • PEOPLE CLOSE TO BRITNEY 'DISAGREE' WITH FREE BRITNEY MOVEMENT

    The Washington Post reported that people close to Britney disagreed with the #FreeBritney movement’s concerns, saying that the conservatorship was in place because of “long-term mental health issues.”

    Britney has told her laywer that she is "strongly opposed" to her father continuing to run her conservatorship, and instead would like Jodi Montgomery to take over permanently.

  • WHY DID BRITNEY LOSE CUSTODY OF HER KIDS?

    The star previously lost custody of the two boys in 2007 after a breakdown which saw the distressed star shave her own head before attacking a photographer's car with an umbrella.

    A judge granted full custody to Federline, much to Britney's distress.

    In 2008, Britney was then arrested after locking herself in a bathroom with Jayden, who was one-year-old at the time.

    The drama ended with Britney being stretchered away from her home in an ambulance after a four-hour standoff.

  • HOW MANY KIDS DOES BRITNEY HAVE?

    Britney has two children, Sean Federline, 15 and Jayden Federline, 14.

    Their father is Kevin Federline, one of Britney's former backup dancers.

    They met in 2004 and after three months of dating, the pair announced their engagement in July 2004 and got married in September in Studio City, California.

    The following year, Britney’s first son Sean was born.

    At barely a year old, Sean had already appeared in the TV mini-series Britney & Kevin: Chaotic.

    Britney and Kevin gave Sean a little brother not long after.

    Jayden Federline, the pair’s second child, was born in September 2006.

    However, the romance between the pair ended just a few months after Jayden was born.

    Britney filed for divorce from the former dancer in November 2006.

    The split was settled in March 2007.

    In March 2020, Jayden shared private details about the family on an Instagram Live - revealing that Britney apparently might quit music while lashing out at his granddad Jamie.

  • WHAT HAS JAMIE SPEARS SAID ABOUT THE CONSERVATORSHIP?

    In August 2020, Jamie said that Britney's conservatorship is "no one else's business" and #FreeBritney movement "is a joke."

    He told Page Six: "All these conspiracy theorists don't know anything. The world don't have a clue.

    "It's up to the court of California to decide what's best for my daughter. It's no one else's business."

  • WHO IS BRITNEY'S DAD JAMIE?

    Jamie Spears was born on July 6, 1952, making him 68 years old.

    He married Britney's mother Lynne in 1975.

    As well as Britney, the couple have two other children, Bryan James, born in 1977, and Jamie Lynn, born in 1991.

    In 2002, the couple divorced but by 2010, they were widely reported to have got back together.

  • WHY ARE FANS WORRIED ABOUT BRITNEY?

    Britney fans have recently been left stumped by the singer's video uploads to Instagram and TikTok.

    In 2020, the singer released a series of unusual TikTok videos which fans took as messages that she was being held hostage in her home.

    Recently, they called on the star for an explanation as she showcased a quirky "left and right" dance routine.

    The chart star took to her caption to explain why she was holding a bright bouquet at the start of the routine and wrote: "HOLY HOLY CRAP 😍 !!!!!!

    "My florist surprised me today by making the flower arrangement all different colors 💐💐💐💐 …..

    "I was so excited I threw on my favorite yellow shirt and just had to SHARE 🌸🌸🌸⭐️⭐️⭐️ !!!!"

    The smiley - yet a little strange - video was enough to baffle some fans, and one wrote: "What in the hell is going on Britney??

  • SAM SPOKE OUT ABOUT JAMIE EARLIER THIS YEAR

    Sam, 27, took to Instagram stories to denounce his girlfriend's father after the release of her documentary, Framing Britney Spears.

    The fitness influencer wrote: "Now it's important for people to understand that I have zero respect for someone trying to control our relationship and constantly throwing obstacles our way.

    "In my opinion, Jamie is a total d**k.

    "I won't be going into detail because I've always respected our privacy but at the same time, I didn't come to this country to not be able to express my opinion and freedom."

  • BRITNEY'S TEAM 'REALLY TRUSTS' BOYFRIEND SAM

    Britney's boyfriend Sam Asghari has "managed to get rid of the hanger ons,  and the team really trusts him," the source shared.

    "Sam’s family started off as fans of Britney, which she thought was fun but now they are incredibly loving and supportive. Britney loves Sam and relies on him so much that her team often worries where she would be without him. 

    "But for now, things between them have been really good. Britney and Sam are taking cooking classes and their friends are encouraging a cookbook together."

  • PAST ATTEMPTS TO BREAK CONSERVATORSHIP

    Britney has made several attempts to end or change the terms of the conservatorship, but they have been rejected; in November, a court rejected Britney's bid to have her father removed as conservator of her estate.

    This has put a huge strain on her relationship with her father and during the recent hearing, Britney lawyer said they have no "viable working relationship" and have not spoken in a "long while."

    The insider told The Sun, however, that Britney's team believe "she is impressionable and those around her fear her mom and her sister push her too much and she isn’t ready."

  • WHEN DID BRITNEY'S CONSERVATORSHIP BEGIN?

    The star's conservatorship was implemented in 2008 after she had a series of mental health breakdowns, during which she shaved her head and attacked photographers.

    The arrangement put her financial and personal assets, along with her estate, under the control of her father Jamie Spears and lawyer Andrew Wallet, who has since resigned.

  • BRITNEY CURRENTLY HAS 'LESS CONTROL OF HER LIFE THAN BEFORE'

    An exclusive interview with the Sun in February 2021 reveals the limitations Britney has on her own life.

    The pop star and mom of two has been under the legal order for 13 years, and despite her "dream of ridding herself of the conservatorship," sources close to the singer have alleged that "she seems to have less control than she had before."

    "She's acting even more shut off from the world," the insider told The Sun exclusively.

    "She is back to never being alone and basically having constant care. No-one is ready to allow her to do things 100% on her own, she just isn't there yet."

    "Despite everything she did, there is no change happening anytime soon. People don’t believe she is ready," the insider concluded.

  • ATTORNEY CLAIMS CONSERVATORSHIP 'SAVED BRITNEY'S LIFE'

    While Britney clearly wants Jamie out of the conservatorship, his lawyer Vivian Thoreen claimed the conservatorship "saved" the singer's life.

    "I understand that every story needs a villain," the attroney said. "But people have it so wrong here.

    "This is a story about a fiercely loving, dedicated and loyal father who rescued his daughter from a life threatening situation.

    "People were harming her and they were exploiting her. Jamie saved Britney's life," she told Good Morning America's Amy Robach.

  • BRITNEY HAS 'ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO' WITH DAD JAMIE

    The star’s close friend and former makeup artist Billy “Billy B” Brasfield, who keeps in contact with Britney regularly, confirmed rumors she has “absolutely nothing” to do with Jamie.

    However, the singer “remains close” to her mom Lynne, sister Jamie Lynn and brother Bryan.

  • WHO IS IN BRITNEY'S FAMILY?

    The singer hopes to marry her boyfriend, Sam Asghari, have more children and return to singing.

    She already shares sons Sean, 15, and Jayden, 14, with ex-husband Kevin Federline, 43.

  • RULES OF THE CONSERVATORSHIP

    Under the terms of the long-running conservatorship, Britney isn't allowed to drive or go out by herself, or make any significant personal or financial decisions.

    The new documents reveal the day-to-day duties Jodi will have while conservator, including the power to "restrict and limit" visitors - aside from Ingham - to the singer, the ability to retain "caretakers and security guards" for her and powers to prosecute civil harassment restraining orders on her behalf.

    Jodi will also be able to speak with medical professionals about Britney and have access to her medical records.

  • POSSIBILITY OF A TELL-ALL INTERVIEW

    Reflecting on the possibility of a tell-all interview, the source said: “If she decided she wanted to do it, yes, but it definitely wouldn’t do it in the current status quo. As long as her dad is part of it, she’s not working. She hasn’t talked to her dad in over a year.”

  • WHO IS JODI MONTGOMERY?

    Jodi- who is the singer's care manager- has been her conservator since 2019 after she temporarily replaced Jamie when he was dealing with health issues.

    A judge recently extended Jodi's temporary role until September 2021.

    If Jodi is granted the position, Britney could be given the freedom to perform again and could participate in a tell-all interview.

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