Conservatorship update: Britney proposes a new conservator!

As we already know, Britney doesn’t want Jaime in charge of her fortune anymore and is currently trying to remove him as her conservator. And now, in a new court filing, she is asking the court to appoint Bessemer Trust Company as the conservator of her estate. With this petition, she is trying to avoid Jaime’s attemp to bring back Andrew Wallett (yeah, the same person who resigned as her conservator last year). This is Britney’s first filing since the conservatorship started in 2008.

The new court docs also claim that this conservatorship is “voluntary” and that Britney “wishes to exercise her right to nominate a conservator of the estate under Probate Code section 1810.” The documents further state that Britney does not have a developmental disability, nor is she a patient in or on leave of absence from a state institution under the jurisdiction of the California Department of State Hospitals or the California Department of Developmental Services.

Also, Lynne Spears also filed a new court documen in which she supports Britney’s decision and also nominates Bessemer Trust Company as the new estate conservator.

Bear in mind that Britney can still request the termination of the conservatorship at any time but, first, she needs to completely remove Jamie as her conservator. If he refuses to let a professional firm (which btw oversees more than $140 billion according to google) manage Britney’s estate,  how is Britney ever going to request the termination of the conservatorship? It’s almost impossible. It’s clear that he doesn’t want to lose control. Baby steps, people.

Now it all depends on Judge Penny’s decision.

You can read the full documents here (britney’s petition) and here (Lynne’s). Thanks to @MeanerThree and @lawyersforbrit on twitter.

 

Today’s court hearing recap

As you may already know, today a new court hearing regarding Britney’s conservatorship was held and we have some interesting and big news to remark.

First of all, nothing has changed. Basically, no major changes were made. However, that doesn’t mean that everything is the same. In April, Jodi’s role as Britney’s conservator was extended until August 22 due to the Coronavirus pandemic but now, it was again extended until February 1, 2021. What does this mean? That the judge didn’t deny Britney’s request to permanently remove Jamie as her conservator (he was supposed to become her conservator again on August 23).

In fact, Britney’s lawyer was authorized to proceed with their case to remove Jamie as conservator. Samuel Ingham needs to file the new petition before September 18 and they have until October to prepare their case. That is why Jodi’s role as conservator was extended. Keep in mind that Britney has NOT petitioned to end the conservatorship yet so it’s not a surprise that the conservatorship was extended. If they didn’t do that, Jaime would have become her conservator again (and that’s what Britney is trying to prevent from happening).

It is frustrating that nothing happened today? Yes, of course. It’s always the same. But at least some progress has been made. Even when Britney asked him to step down, Jamie refused, he clearly doesn’t care about Britney’s whishes. So with him around, it would be impossible for Britney to petition the termination of the conservatorship. That’s why they need him out of the picture. Sadly, he’s still in charge of Britney’s estate.

Another important thing is that it look like Britney wants more transparency so future hearings will likely not be sealed. In previous hearings, the court room was cleared almost immediately, but today Samuel Ingham said that they didn’t want the hearing to be sealed. He also insisted that future hearings not be sealed.

And I almost forgot to mention that today’s hearing was a continuation of last month’s postponed hearing so there was a part that was in fact sealed and, of course, we don’t know what happened (the court docs say that “the court makes findings and orders under seal) but, strangely enough, Britney did not attend (even though she was supposed to do it)

Last but not least, the ACLU has offered to help Britney Spears remove her father Jamie Spears as her conservator and they tweeted this during toda’s hearing: “People with disabilities have a right to lead self-directed lives and retain their civil rights. If Britney Spears wants to regain her civil liberties and get out of her conservatorship, we are here to help her.”

Whatever happens next month, we will continue to fight and show our support for Britney.

Britney wants Jamie removed as her conservator!

BIG news ahead of tomorrow’s hearing! Britney does not longer wants Jamie involved in her conservatorship and asked court to remove him as conservator of her state. Also, she wants to prevent him from being conservator of her person again. She is asking for a qualified corporate fiduciary to be appointed as the new conservator of her state and and wants Jodi’s role as conservator to be made permanent. Remember that Jodi was named temporary conservator (of her person) after Jamie stepped down a few months ago.

According to the new legal docs, “BRITNEY is strongly opposed to JAMES continuing as sole conservator of her estate. Rather, without in any way waiving her right to seek termination of this conservatorship in the future, she strongly prefers to have a qualified corporate fiduciary appointed to serve in this role.”

The Blast also reports that Britney may be considering filing to terminate the conservatorship once and for all but that she still hasn’t filed that specific motion. Britney’s lawyer, Samuel Ingham, wrote: “Without in any way waiving her right to seek termination of this conservatorship in the future, BRITNEY would like Ms. MONTGOMERY’s appointment as conservator of her person to be made permanent.” 

Of course, they are sure that Jamie will try to stop this from happening.

“For many reasons, I have concluded that any effort to achieve my client’s objectives as stated above will be aggressively contested by JAMES,” the filing states. He continues, “BRITNEY herself has expressed to me a desire that we associate an attorney or law firm with substantial expertise in handling contested litigation in a highly complex case such as this one through trial.”

Another important part of this new filing is that Britney’s conservatorship was diveded into 3 phases:

  1. “The first phase can be described broadly as “triage”: her conservators rescued her from a collapse, exploitation by predatory individuals and financial ruin,” Ingham says.
  2. “The second phase covered BRITNEY’ s performing years: with the aid of a personal manager, a business manager, and many other individuals, BRITNEY was able to regain her position as a world-class entertainer with multiple world tours, a television series and a residency in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas residency ended December 31, 2017, and her last live tour performance occurred on October 21, 2018.”
  3. “The third phase of the conservatorship reflects BRITNEY’S stated desire not to perform at this time.”

“We are now at a point where the conservatorship must be changed substantially in order to reflect the major changes in her current lifestyle and her stated wishes.” he continues.

“Based on the foregoing, I respectfully recommend that this court seek input from all parties and make appropriate orders to facilitate the implementation of my client’s wishes as stated above, which I also believe to be in her best interests.”

THIS IS HUGE! Don’t forget that it won’t be easy to end the conservatorship because tt has lasted more than 10 years and there are millions of dollars involved, so it will take time. Let’s hope this is a step in the right direction to end this abusive conservatorship. She first needs to get rid of the abusive people in her team (Hi Jamie, hi Lou!). Oh, and “phase 3” basically confirms the rumor that Britney is refusing to work as long as Jamie is still involved.

For now, a new hearing will be held tomorrow and don’t forget to help and promote the #FreeBritney hashtag.

Thanks to @lawyersforbrit for the court doc photos!

EDIT: Here’s a thread with a great break down of this new filing. Thanks to the Gram Girls!

 

07/22 court hearing: recap

Let’s try to recap the mess that the latest court hearing was.

On July 13, Britney’s mom filed a request with the Los Angeles County Courts to be included in all decisions made about Brit’s finances, specifically in any ‘special notice’ of ‘all matters’ having to do with Britney’ trust.

Yesterday, a court hearing was scheluded to discuss the conservatorship and, for some reason, they also moved the August 22 hearing (related to Jodi’s role as conservator) to yesteday. Britney was set to appear through video conference (as everyone else due to COVID-19).

But… due to “technical difficulties”, Britney was unable to connect to the hearing *eye roll*, so it was  suspended and delayed until August 19 because the judge wanted to hear Britney before making a decision. There are also rumors of hackers, late arrivals from CPS and even health issues but nothing is confirmed. What is confirmed is that Britney did not attend.

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Oh, and Jamie requested that the rest of the case be locked from public view and the judge granted it…

To be completely honest, and this is my personal opinio, this looks like another attempt from Team B / Team Conservatorship to delay everything until the Free Britney movement is dead. This is the first time, in a loooong time, that the GP is talking about this illegal conservatorship and they clearly dont like it. But it wont happen, so I’m sorry Team B. They can keep reporting fan accounts, suing fans and fansites, blocking/banning the FreeBritney hashtag on every social media platform but we wont stop.

 

And one last thing… It looks like team B is preparing some damage control because a new interview with Bryan Spears will air today. Yeah… Bryan.

Britney Spears Ended Megyn Kelly Before Megyn Kelly Ended Herself

 

UPDATE REGARDING THE HEARING: A source confirmed to BreatheHeavy why the hearing was rescheduled:

What actually happened is that four individuals who originally joined the video call with the judge were ordered to exit the call before Britney signed on because the information is confidential. However, they ignored the judge’s requests, likely in an effort to stumble upon sensitive information, and continued to pop in and out of the stream prior to Britney’s virtual arrival. As a result, the judge delayed the hearing as it was imperative to keep what Britney had to say completely private.

XRAY Update: New previously unseen outtakes from 2001 and 2003

XRAY Update: New previously unseen outtakes from 2001 and 2003

We’ve updated XRAY with lots of new previously unseen outtakes from various shoots taken in 2001 and 2003. The pictures are beautiful.


Gallery Links:
Home > Photoshoots 2001 > Stephen Klein – Stages Promo Shoot Set 2
Home > Photoshoots > 2003 > Ellen von Unwerth #2
Home > Photoshoots > 2003 > Greg Kadel
Home > Photoshoots > 2003 > Martin Schoeller – Set 2
Home > Photoshoots > 2003 > Martin Schoeller – Set 3
Home > Photoshoots > 2003 > Martin Schoeller – Set 4
Home > Photoshoots > 2003 > Martin Schoeller – Set 6

Source: Britney’s Vault

New Mood Ring remixes!

Yesterday, Britney released two new remixes for Mood Ring and one of them features new vocals! At the beginning of the Pride Remix, Britney says “There’s only one bitch. The real one… Britney”.  Yas queen!! We love it.

BTW, one of the songrwiters of the song confirmed that the new vocals were recorded 5 years ago.

You can now listen to the new remixes on all streaming plataforms.

 

 

New candids: Britney spotted in Los Angeles (06/18)

On Thursday, Britney and Sam were spotted together while out in LA! Check out all the pics in XRAY.

 


Gallery Links:
Candids > 2020 > June 18 -Having lunch at Islands restaurant in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley
Candids > 2020 > June 18 – Shopping at Nordstrom department store and grabbing a juice smoothie in Los Angeles
Candids > 2020 > June 18 – At a public park in Los Angeles in Los Angeles
Candids > 2020 > June 18 – On a bike ride in Los Angeles

“Mood Ring” is coming to Spotify!

Surprise! “Mood Ring”, bonus track from Glory’s Japanese edition, is coming to Spotify and all streaming plataforms tomorrow May 29th!

This is the first time since Glory’s release that the track will be available worldwide. Here’s the teaser posted on Britney’s instagram account.

Here’s the original cover for Glory!

O.M.G. WE ARE SHOCKED!!! The cover of Glory has been updated on Spotify and iTunes and now we can see the original cover!

This was part of the shot made by David LaChapelle, which was scrapped at the last minute and later replaced with those screencaps by Randee St. Nicholas.

We don’t know why they decided to change the cover today but we are happy.

Britney spotted in Los Angeles

On sunday Britne was spotted on her car in Los Angeles with her bodyguard. The video is really short but at least we got a new picture! Check it out on XRAY.

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