Britney Spears is scheduled to address a Los Angeles court on Wednesday in the battle over her father’s control of her affairs, under a controversial legal guardianship since 2008.
The 39-year-old US pop singer star’s finances and personal life have been largely managed by Jamie Spears since her highly public breakdown more than a decade ago, leading some adoring fans to launch a “FreeBritney” online campaign in recent years. Spears will address the issue by herself to the judge remotely via an internet link on Wednesday.
“Britney wants to address the court directly,” her lawyer Samuel Ingham said in April, without specifying exactly why the singer wanted to be heard in person by Judge Brenda Penny.
Spears filed last year to remove him from the conservatorship and give sole power over her estate to a financial institution. Her court-appointed lawyer said she was “afraid” of her father.