Britney Spears has just doubled down on her fight for more control over her tutelage and has apparently cast her support for the Free Britney movement.
The 38-year-old’s lawyer filed court documents on her behalf in an attempt to release sealed portions of her court case and said the Free Britney movement was not “a conspiracy theory or a joke. TMZ reported Thursday.
The viral movement is popular among Britney fans who believe the pop star is being held hostage and controlled by her guardians.
Using her voice: An attorney for Britney Spears filed new court documents in an attempt to release sealed portions of her trusteeship case and said the Free Britney movement was not “a conspiracy theory or a joke TMZ reported Thursday.
Spears’ attorney has filed documents to oppose Britney’s father Jamie’s request to seal parts of the case for guardianship of his daughters, according to TMZ.
“Britney herself is fiercely opposed to this effort by her father to keep her legal struggle hidden in the closet as a family secret,” wrote Britney’s legal team.
The outlet added that the Toxic singer said there were “no medical issues or sensitive issues with her children to protect” and therefore no reason to hide it from the public eye.
Britney shares sons Sean Preston, 14, and Jayden James, 13 with ex Kevin Federline.
“Britney herself is fiercely opposed to this effort by her father to keep her legal fight hidden in the closet as a family secret,” wrote Britney’s legal team (Jamie pictured in 2008 when the guardianship was put in square).
The legal deposit also included the icon’s position on the Free Britney movement, popular among its fans.
Many fans have used online petitions, social media posts, and even in-person protests to demand that crooner Womanizer be released from his tutelage.
‘[Britney] welcomes and appreciates the enlightened support of his many fans, ”wrote his lawyer on his behalf.
Spears’ father Jamie, who has controlled the trusteeship since its inception, has previously tried to shut down the controversial movement by calling it illegitimate.
Far from being a conspiracy theory or a “joke” like James [Jamie] reportedly told media that this review is in large part a reasonable and even predictable result of James’ aggressive use of the sealing process over the years to minimize the amount of meaningful information made available to the public ” , said the court document of the Free Movement Britney
The court document said of Free Britney: “Far from being a conspiracy theory or a ‘joke’ like James [Jamie] reportedly told media that this review is largely a reasonable and even predictable result of James’ aggressive use of the sealing process over the years to minimize the amount of meaningful information made available to the public.
This line appeared to be in direct response to an interview Britney’s father gave last month in an attempt to curb movement.
“All these conspiracy theorists don’t know anything,” Jamie told PageSix.
Adding: “The world doesn’t have the slightest idea. It’s up to the California court to decide what’s best for my daughter. It is no one’s business.
“All these conspiracy theorists don’t know anything,” Jamie told Page Six in August. “The world doesn’t have a clue. It’s up to the California court to decide what’s best for my daughter. It is no one’s business.
Earlier this summer, Free Britney’s frenzy came to a head when a legion of her fans became convinced her social media videos were old and shared by her team in an attempt to “fake” that she was okay.
This prompted Spears to share some sort of proof of life post – a dated photo – to appease concerned fans and show that she is not locked up and still has access to her phone.
“Just so you know it’s not old… check the date at the top of the second photo !!!! She wrote in the caption at the time.
“The fact that you have to post the date to prove it’s real seems really suspicious… we all know someone is handling the account,” wrote one person who was not appeased by the attempt.
Fever pitch: Earlier this summer, Spears posted some sort of proof of life image – a dated photo – to appease Free Britney supporters and show she wasn’t locked up
This latest court filing is part of Britney’s ongoing efforts to lift or relax her father’s legal control over career, finances and estate.
Last month, her lawyers submitted documents indicating she was “strongly opposed” to her father controlling her estate and finances, according to TMZ.
Instead, the singer wants her temporary curator Jodi Montgomery to take on the role on a permanent basis.
Jamie was made her daughter’s curator in 2008 following her very public meltdown. However, last year he stepped down from the post due to ongoing health issues.
The Why: One of the main motivations for the changes Britney is seeking seems to be her desire to stop playing; she hasn’t performed live since October 2018 (pictured on tour in August 2018)
One of the main motivations for the changes Britney is seeking seems to be her desire to stop playing.
She hasn’t performed live since October 2018 when she completed the final stages of her Piece of Me tour after concluding her residency in Las Vegas on December 31, 2017.
Since then, she has lived mainly in her Thousand Oaks mansion, north of Los Angeles, with her boyfriend Sam Asghari.
Spears’ guardianship is currently being reviewed by a judge in Los Angeles.
The story: Jamie was made her daughter’s Curator in 2008 following his very public break-up, but resigned last year due to lingering health issues and Britney now wants the temporary curator made permanent (Jamie and Lynne Spears in 2012)