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Britney Spears to address court directly for the first time in her ongoing conservatorship battle

The singer was placed under a conservatorship after she suffered an alleged breakdown back in 2008

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Britney Spears will address court directly for the first time in her ongoing conservatorship battle.

Judge Brenda Penny has set a status hearing for 23 June, following a request from the pop star’s lawyer Samuel D Ingham.

It is not clear what matter Britney will be discussing in court, or whether she will be appearing in-person or virtually.

The singer was placed under a conservatorship after she suffered an alleged breakdown back in 2008.

A conservatorship is granted to those who are incapable of making decisions, such as people with mental disabilities.

The arrangement put her estate, financial assets, and some personal assets under the control of her father Jamie, and lawyer Andrew Wallet – who resigned from the role early last year.

The 39-year-old’s conservatorship has been under review since last year, after she accused her father of forcing her to enter a mental health facility.

Britney and her father | Instagram

In November last year, the songstress tried to have her father removed as her conservator, but her request was denied.

Instead, a judge named wealth management firm the Bessemer Trust as co-conservator of her estate, alongside her father.

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In February this year, Jamie failed to regain sole control of his daughter’s estate.

Last month, Britney’s legal team requested that Jodi Montgomery serve as permanent conservator of Britney’s person, filing to replace her father Jamie.

Britney’s ongoing legal battle dominated headlines earlier this year following the release of the documentary Framing Britney Spears.

Produced by the The New York Times, the film followed the singer’s rise to stardom, and the events that led to her conservatorship battle.

The film shed light on the #FreeBritney movement, and featured interviews with lawyers involved in her conservatorship.

It also showed the misogyny and media scrutiny the pop star faced throughout her career, with many viewers describing the documentary as “heartbreaking” and “shocking”.

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