After emotional testimony at a hearing earlier this month, Britney Spears won her bid on Wednesday (July 14) to hire her own lawyer in her battle to end her conservatorship.
The decision came after Britney told Judge Brenda Penny at a hearing last month that she wanted to hire her own attorney to advocate on her behalf. I n her wrenching testimony, Britney stated that she had been forced by her conservators to perform, take lithium and remain on birth control against her will.
According to CNN Britney has retained former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart, who attended the hearing Wednesday.
Britney would like to bring formal charges against her father Jamie over his years long role in the conservatorship. “I would like to charge my father with conservatorship abuse,” she said, speaking to the court by phone, breaking down in tears at times. “I want to press charges against my father today. I want an investigation into my dad.”
She also claimed that she felt her conservators “were trying to kill me,” she added, “If this is not abuse, I don’t know what is,” she called her conservatorship “f–king cruelty.”
Her new attorney called for her father to voluntarily step down as Britney’s conservator, stating it was in the “best interest” of his client. “We will be moving promptly and aggressively for his removal. The question remains, why is he involved? He should step down voluntarily because that’s what’s in the best interest of the conservatee,” Rosengart added.
Samuel D. Ingham, who was Britney’s court appointed attorney since the conception of the conservatorship in 2008 submitted his petition to resign on July 6 after Britney asked the court to allow her to hire her own counsel.
Britney has joined the #FreeBritney Movement
Meanwhile, Britney has joined the #FreeBritney movement. The former X Factor USA judge celebrated on social media by posting a video of herself riding and horse and doing cartwheels.
“Coming along, folks … coming along!!!!! New with real representation today … I feel GRATITUDE and BLESSED !!!! Thank you to my fans who are supporting me … You have no idea what it means to me be supported by such awesome fans !!!! God bless you all !!!!!,” she wrote adding on a second post #FreeBritney
Pssss this is me celebrating by horseback riding and doing cartwheels today ????????? !!!! #FreeBritney
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) July 15, 2021