Fans gather for Britney Spears’ conservatorship hearing where Rosengart will argue to take case 


Fans gather for Britney Spears’ latest conservatorship hearing where her hand-picked attorney to the stars Mathew Rosengart will argue to take over her case

  • The court hearing kicked off at 1.30pm local time at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles 
  • Judge Brenda Penny will hear arguments on who should represent Spears in her battle to remove father Jamie as her conservator and end the conservatorship
  • The 39-year-old pop star picked her choice last week, signing a legal document requesting to hire the high-profile former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart
  • Rosengart is expected to argue he should take over from her longtime court-appointed attorney Samuel Ingham who resigned earlier this month
  • Penny will also rule on a petition filed by wealth management firm Bessemer Trust to remove itself as a co-conservator of Spears’ multimillion-dollar estate
  • Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, who is under investigation for sex trafficking a child, joined the pop star’s fans outside the courthouse in a show of support  
  • Spears gave bombshell court testimony on June 23 where she pleaded for the ‘abusive’ conservatorship to end and accused her father of controlling her life 

Britney Spears’ legal teams and family were back in court on Wednesday for a hearing in her conservatorship, as the 39-year-old applies to appoint her own lawyer and bring about an end to the 13-year arrangement. 

Supporters of the #FreeBritney movement gathered outside Los Angeles Supreme Court for the hearing, where the star’s hand-picked attorney Mathew Rosengart will argue that he should take over her case.

The court hearing kicked off at 1.30pm local time at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles where Judge Brenda Penny was set to hear arguments on who should represent Spears in her battle to remove her father Jamie as her conservator and end the conservatorship.

The 39-year-old pop star picked her choice last week, signing a legal document requesting to hire the high-profile former federal prosecutor Rosengart.

This comes after her longtime court-appointed attorney Samuel Ingham resigned in the wake of Spears’ bombshell court appearance on June 23 where she pleaded for the ‘abusive’ conservatorship to end. 

Spears gave explosive testimony in last month’s hearing where she accused her father of controlling her life and fortune for the last 13 years and likened her situation to that of a sex-trafficked person.

#FreeBritney fans have gathered outside Los Angeles Supreme Court (above) for Britney Spears’ latest conservatorship hearing where the star’s hand-picked attorney Mathew Rosengart will argue to take over her case

Supporters of the #FreeBritney movement gather at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles where the hearing kicked off at 1.30pm local time

Supporters of the #FreeBritney movement gather at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles where the hearing kicked off at 1.30pm local time

Florida congressman Matt Gaetz joined the singer’s fans who gathered outside the court in a show of support Wednesday.

Gaetz, who is under investigation from the Justice Department for sex trafficking a child, was flanked by police as he spoke to crowds. 

The close Trump ally tweeted his support of the pop star earlier on Wednesday, tweeting that he would represent the star as her attorney for ‘for free.’

Spears is not expected to appear in court Wednesday for the closed door hearing.

She will still be represented by Ingham as the judge will rule on who should take over as her attorney. 

Rosengart accepted her request to represent her in her conservatorship case, TMZ revealed on Tuesday.

He was scheduled to appear remotely at Wednesday’s hearing where he was expected to ask the judge to appoint him, arguing it is Spears’ constitutional right to choose her own lawyer.

Judge Brenda Penny was set to hear arguments on who should represent Spears (above) in her battle to remove her father Jamie as her conservator and end the conservatorship

Judge Brenda Penny was set to hear arguments on who should represent Spears (above) in her battle to remove her father Jamie as her conservator and end the conservatorship

Rosengart’s argument is that the singer ‘is entitled to due process, which includes the right to a competent lawyer’, TMZ reported. 

The argument presents a challenge because the terms of the conservatorship mean Spears is prevented from signing any legally binding contracts without her father’s permission. 

Rosengart is expected to argue against this, saying that Jamie should not have the power to reject her choice of lawyer – given that her lawyer is representing her in a case against Jamie himself.   

Rosengart is well known as an attorney to the stars having represented a number of high-profile Hollywood clients, including Steven Spielberg, Ben Affleck and his brother Casey, Sean Penn and director Michael Mann. 

Penny will also rule on a petition filed by wealth management firm Bessemer Trust to remove itself as a co-conservator of Spears’ multimillion-dollar estate.

Florida congressman Matt Gaetz joined the singer's fans who gathered outside the court in a show of support Wednesday. Gaetz, who is under investigation from the Justice Department for sex trafficking a child, was flanked by police as he spoke to crowd

Florida congressman Matt Gaetz joined the singer’s fans who gathered outside the court in a show of support Wednesday. Gaetz, who is under investigation from the Justice Department for sex trafficking a child, was flanked by police as he spoke to crowd

Supporters also gathered outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC as the hearing got under way

Supporters also gathered outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC as the hearing got under way 

Bessemer Trust filed the petition on July 1 after hearing the singer’s testimony where she said she wanted to be free from the conservatorship.  

Spears broke her silence on the conservatorship in public for the first time last month in damning testimony where she called the arrangement ‘abusive.’

The star spoke for 20 minutes where she told how her father controlled every aspect of her life including forcing her to have birth control implants to prevent her having anymore children.  

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