LOS ANGELES – Britney Spears has asked to speak in court amid the legal battle over her father’s control over his affairs, her lawyer said on Tuesday.
The 39-year-old American pop singer is the subject of an online “FreeBritney” campaign from her beloved fans who believe the tutelage in place since 2008 should end, but has rarely spoken directly about the matter herself. same.
A Los Angeles judge has set a hearing for June 23 following a request from her lawyer who did not explain why the singer wanted to go to court.
Interest in the Spears case exploded after the February release of the documentary “Framing Britney Spears,” which chronicled the high-profile breakup that led to her father’s long-standing legal guardianship over her finances.
Spears filed a request last year to remove his father Jamie Spears from trusteeship and give exclusive authority over his estate to a financial institution. Her court-appointed lawyer said she was “afraid” of her father.
A judge ruled in February that Spears’ father and Bessemer Trust would oversee the pop star‘s finances, denying Jamie Spears to retain exclusive authority to delegate investments, although the case is pending.
Spears said she was “embarrassed” by her portrayal in the documentary, in which fans say she is essentially detained and claim she sent coded calls for help.
Jamie Spears’ attorneys say he did a great job managing his daughter’s finances.