#FreeBritney movement took a devastating blow during this week’s court case as Britney’s siblings are speaking out on the prison-like lockdown she’s currently under.
Britney Spears fans have been eagerly waiting for the day she was scheduled to appear in court to discuss her conservatorship with her father, Jamie Spears, and her mother Lynn Spears.
The hearing was scheduled for Wednesday, July 22nd, as Britney was set to virtually appear in front of a judge alongside her parents to discuss the 12-year-long conservatorship. Topics of discussion including Britney’s finances, mental health, personal life, and psychological outlook were to be discussed during the hearing.
Her mother also made it known that she wants more say surrounding the financial decisions being made for Britney, including bank accounts, savings accounts, and vehicles, which are currently being managed by a trust.
However, official documents obtained by media outlets show 10 people on the roster of attendees during the meeting — none of which happened to be Britney. Then, the reason why she failed to attend the virtual hearing is still unknown, one reason is said to be due to “technical issues”.
Her father, on the other hand, would go on to score another win as the court granted that the case is completely blocked from the public. However, this is a devastating blow to the #FreeBritney movement!.
Details of the conservatorship that began in 2008 have remained tight-lipped, but now it seems Jamie is planning on keeping it that way as his March 12th request for the matter to be strictly private was granted.
Moreover, “Free Britney” supporters gathered outside court doors with signs and placards in support of Brit as they called for the conservatorship to be stopped. Fans weren’t exactly buying this claiming that there were many ways around the “technical issues” as one supporter revealed that as the court was in session, Britney was having “technical difficulties,” but her dad and mom were able to connect, and the court was waiting for Britney to get reconnected.
Britney has previously requested for judges to consider ending her conservatorship in 2019, but it looks like the case was dealt a pretty big upset this week as no further details surrounding the matter will be public knowledge.
Fans refuse to stop the fight for Britney’s freedom and have continued to share support for her using the #FreeBritney hashtag on social media. Earlier this week, Britney’s younger sister Jamie Lynn spoke out in support of Britney, sharing a now-deleted post to Instagram of screenshots from other celebrities who have spoken out on mental health amid Kanye West’s bipolar episode on Twitter.
A screenshot from Halsey’s Twitter account has shared that read, “No jokes right now. I have dedicated my career to offering education and insight about bipolar disorder and I’m so disturbed by what I’m seeing. Personal opinions about someone aside, a manic episode isn’t a joke. If you can’t offer understanding or sympathy, offer your silence.”
Jamie’s post also showed tweets from Nina Parker, Kevin McHale, and Maren Morris. One of her followers then commented on the post asking Jamie to QUOTE “speak on Britney’s obvious mental illness,” to which Jamie clapped back and said, “You have no right to assume anything about my sister. And I have no right to speak about HER health and personal matters. She is a strong, badass, unstoppable woman, and that’s the only OBVIOUS thing.”
Britney’s brother Bryan spoke out about her conservatorship in a rare interview with Drew Plotkin on the “As Not Seen On TV” podcast, and confirmed that Britney’s conservators do have 100% say in what she does. Furthermore, he also shared his thoughts on how “frustrating” it must be, and that “she’s always wanted to get out of it.”
Bryan then shared a pretty controversial statement that fans didn’t take lightly, he said: “But I am aware that they feel like it’s like maybe she’s being confined or something or being held against her will?”
Although he and Britney talk constantly, fans are infuriated over the fact that he alleged he wasn’t very aware of the #FreeBritney movement