A milestone just happened in Britney Spears’ conservatorship case, as on Tues. Apr. 27, as Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny scheduled a hearing on June 23 to allow Britney to finally speak on her own behalf on the “status of the conservatorship.”
While it is unclear yet what the “Toxic” singer will reveal to the probate court, her attorney Samuel Ingham asked that her testimony be heard “on an expedited basis,” Variety reports. Britney Spears has been battling to have her father Jamie Spears removed in any capacity from her conservatorship.
Britney Spears has been under a court-ordered conservatorship for the past 13 years, which came following a series of psychiatric hospitalizations in early 2008. Since then, the singer has been high functioning enough to do two world tours, release four albums and put on a wildly successful four year residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
Yet her finances, estate and career are still controlled by her dad. The Feb. 5 documentary Framing Britney Spears called into question why the 39-year-old’s life is still highly controlled by others all of these years later, although she wants her dad removed entirely from her conservatorship.