Britney Spears is ‘finally feeling hopeful about the future’ as her team resigns

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Over the last week or so there have been signs of a civil war brewing among Britney’s conservatorship team. Britney’s longterm manager, Larry Rudolph, resigned, as did the co-conservator of her estate, Bessemer Trust. Britney’s court-appointed lawyer has also asked to step down. Meanwhile the conservator of her person, Jodi Montgomery, asked the court for $50,000 a month to go towards security because she’s been getting death threats since Britney’s testimony went public. However Britney’s sole estate conservator, her father Jamie, asked he court to deny that. In response Jodi’s side has filed documents stating that Jamie has used over $2 million of Britney’s money defending himself.

Amid all that, E! has alleged insider quotes from Britney about how she’s feeling.

A source connected to the pop star exclusively tells E! News on Wednesday, July 7 that Britney feels these moves are steps in the right direction.

“She’s finally feeling hopeful about the future,” the insider shares. “She thinks people are resigning because they know she is speaking the truth. She is relieved her attorney resigned and hopes that if she can pick her own lawyer, it means the judge is leaning towards terminating the conservatorship.”

The source continues, “She’s trying to be patient and see what happens. She is happy that things are starting to happen, and that the truth has finally come out.”

While I have hope that this means Britney is getting more of her side out, it’s also possible these quotes are just from the people around Britney who are still trying to control the narrative. I really hope this means that things are turning around for her and that she’ll be able to get out of this conservatorship.

The NY Times has a story about conservatorship and guardianship abuse that includes profiles of two disabled people who were able to get out of conservatorships with great effort. There’s a less serious option called “supported decision-making” that can help people make difficult life decisions without taking away their civil rights. In Britney’s case this wouldn’t have allowed her family to control her vast fortune, so it likely wasn’t even considered. Hopefully Britney’s situation will help bring about much-needed changes to conservatorship and guardianship law.

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  1. psl says:

    I just want her to be happy. And I do NOT trust that “boyfriend”.

  2. Theothermia says:

    This situation is drenched in sexism. She’s been treated so, *so* unfairly.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Her life has been a case study in unrealistic expectations since the beginning: Britney the teenage virgin sex kitten whose dream is to be a wife and mom.

  3. Mich says:

    The NYTimes reported last night that a super high-powered lawyer (Mathew Rosengart) wants to take on her case and plans to be at the July 14th hearing.

    I am so happy that the NYTimes seems to be committed to keeping the spotlight on what is happening.

    • Golly Gee says:

      That’s great news. Britney does not want another court appointed attorney so her personal conservator Jodi Montgomery, has asked The court to appoint a temporary guardian who can help Britney choose a lawyer. This would make it possible for her to choose without having to have another medical evaluation.

  4. rainbowkitty says:

    Is the boyfriend a “handler”? I know she isn’t allowed to drive in the car with him, but that could also be her dad tricking her into believing the bf is the real thing.

  5. LidiaJara says:

    I think the boyfriend is real and in her corner. They have been together a long time after meeting during a video shoot. He has slowly been coming out stronger against the conservatorship. He spoke last year about being shocked by the whole thing, how having come from Iran to the US he had this idea of what the US represented (personal freedom) and that he is furious about her situation.

    I think he’s had to walk carefully, because the conservators could get him away from her, but I kind of believe he’s one of the reasons she realized she has the power to fight this. No way to know, but that’s been my read on him. He always calls her a lioness and says she’s the strongest person he knows.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Yeah I think he’s the one who’s been helping her educate herself on the law around the conservatorship. And yeah he was to walk a fine line in order to stay part of her life.

      He seems like a good guy who cares a lot about her.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Says it all that the conservatorship can control who she dates.

      • Emma33 says:

        Yeah, awful. She has basically been a prisoner, it’s terrible. I’m glad The NY Times is continuing to shine a spotlight on this issue.

    • rainbowkitty says:

      I hope so. I do get the impression he’s a good one. I hope it’s true.

  6. Golly Gee says:

    Jodi Montgomery really seems to be on Britney’s side. She has set out a plan over period of time that will allow Britney to be free of her conservatorship. She has also said that she will stay on as long as Britney and the court want her to. She posted screenshots of text messages from Britney stating that she wants Jodi to stay on.

    No wonder Jamie is trying to stop her from having any security. He wants her gone.

    • Sigmund says:

      Idk, Britney didn’t seem all that positive about Jodi, and this isn’t the first conservatorship Jodi has run, either. She could just as easily be another person who makes a habit out of preying on vulnerable people. There certainly seems to be no shortage of those types around Britney, unfortunately.

      • Golly Gee says:

        Hard to say. From the back-and-forth in the press between Jamie and Jodi, it sounds like what Jodi could and couldn’t do was controlled by Jamie because he holds the purse strings and could deny expenditures. So it’s possible that Britney became frustrated because Jodi denied some of her requests as a result of this.

        Or else she is another leech and is now making haste to help Britney towards getting out of the conservatorship because a spotlight has been shone on the situation and Jodi is getting death threats.

  7. M says:

    The boyfriend has positive energy

  8. Mich says:

    Why do these threads often seem dominated by people talking about her boyfriend? Like there aren’t MUCH bigger issues going on? Am I the only one who finds that weird?