Britney Spears’ conservatorship has finally been lifted, Britney has been freed


It was a long, tedious process, but now Britney Spears is finally free. In September, Jamie Spears was finally removed as conservator. On Friday (November 12), the conservatorship was finally lifted. It should be noted that in the past four or five months, everything has been done according to Britney and her lawyer’s timeline. There were legitimate concerns about what would happen if the conservatorship was lifted immediately, and Britney’s lawyer Mathew Rosengart wanted to put certain people and certain protections in place so that Britney would still be taken care of, but she will definitely not be in a conservatorship anymore. She has an administrator for her estate and finances, and her old conservator Jodi Montgomery will still be around to help Britney transition to a life without a conservator.

Britney Spears is free — the singer will no longer be under the conservatorship that has ruled her life for the last 13 years, effective immediately. On Friday, Los Angeles County judge Brenda Penny approved Jamie Spears’ petition to end the conservatorship of his 39-year-old daughter Britney, after the singer made clear over the summer that she wanted out of the legal situation, in which she’s been embroiled for more than a decade.

“The court finds and determines that the conservatorship of the person and the estate is no longer required,” Judge Penny said in court Friday afternoon. “Therefore, effective today, the conservatorship of the person and estate of Britney Jean Spears… is hereby terminated.”

While Britney’s conservatorship of the estate and of the person have been terminated, temporary conservator John Zabel will have “administrative powers” in Britney’s trust and estate. Meanwhile, her personal conservator Montgomery will “be there for anything she needs,” according to Montgomery’s attorney Wright.

At the start of the hearing, Britney’s attorney Mathew Rosengart stated, “I don’t want to bury the lede — we believe the conservatorship as a practical matter should end today… The time has come today to end the conservatorship. Mr. Spears in prior counsel in a 180-degree reversal was insisting upon termination on that day. Our position was that termination was appropriate. But we wanted to put into place a safety net, both on the financial side and on the personal side, and true [to] our word papers were submitted to the court by Ms. Wright on behalf of Miss Montgomery in terms of termination care plan.”

He added that papers were filed on the estate side as well and that an “orderly transfer of power” was in the works.

“I just wanted to make the court aware that the safety net has been put in place both in regard to the financial side and the personal side,” he said.

Both Jamie’s attorney Alex M. Weingarten and conservator of Britney’s person Jodi Montgomery’s attorney Lauriann Wright told the court they had nothing to add. Britney’s mother Lynne’s attorney Gladstone Jones stated that Lynne was “supportive” of the decision. She appeared on camera for part of the hearing, while Jamie also joined remotely via phone.

[From People]

It’s just a good story and I hope everything turns out well for Britney. I hope she and Sam Asghari get married and I hope he stays a nice, supportive guy. I hope Rosengart continues to pursue civil and criminal investigations into Jamie Spears’ handling of Britney and her money, and Rosengart clearly believes that Jamie embezzled millions (I believe that too). Yeah… let Britney have some peace and happiness now.


Photos courtesy of Britney’s Instagram.

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  1. Amy Bee says:

    She’s free but it’s not over. All the best to Britney.

  2. grabbyhands says:

    I’m glad they’ve thought of the safety net and I hope Rosengart is as legit as he appears to be.

    This woman deserves her freedom, and I think now that she has it, she has a chance to truly heal and be well. But she still needs protection from the Sam Luftis of the world because they will be crawling out of the woodwork now that the conservatorship is over. Thank god they made sure they renewed his restraining order. I hope her boyfriend is legit too – she deserves someone who will look out for her and still let her breathe and grow.

  3. Noki says:

    I hope when and if she is ready she gets a good manager. Leave Larry Rudolph and everyone in the past. She needs a manager like Benny Medina, they said she was ‘only’ worth $60M but someone like him could turn it around enough that she can retire in just a couple of years.

    • Sid says:

      Rudolph suddenly resigned a few months back when the shit hit the fan about how horrific the conservatorship was, in order to save his ass and keep people from pointing out how he did nothing to help Britney while he was getting his financial cut. There is so much malfeasance from so many people.

    • SKF says:

      That’s what she’s worth without the value of her IP. Most of her money (from TV, concerts, perfumes, etc) is from her IP. Her father submitted that her IP was too difficult to work out (experts in celebrity IP said it would take 1-2 months to work out and would be easy to do), and the judge signed off on that. So the 60M is just the non-IP amount that they had to submit. No one has ANY idea what has been happening with the bulk of her fortune. Jamie, Andrew Wallet, Lou Taylor need to have their feet held to the fire to determine where her money is and how it has been spent, invested, etc. The podcast Toxic went into this in detail with experts. Episode 7.

    • Emma says:

      Don’t get me wrong, I am all for Britney getting everything she is owed and she earned, but how could anyone *not* be able to retire on $60 million? Maybe she doesn’t want to tour for another 5-10 years and instead relax and enjoy life being free.

  4. OSTONE says:

    God bless you Britney. I wish you nothing but peace, happiness, love and safety.

  5. Willow says:

    Wonderful news. Her fans are amazing.

  6. JRenee says:

    Hopefully this is the beginning of her personal happily ever after…and any shenanigans should still be investigated and exposed

  7. STRIPE says:

    I also hope she uses this experience and fame to help people like her who aren’t world famous. I wonder how many people are under an abusive conservatorship they can’t get out of? I would love to see some changes around the system after this.

  8. ElleE says:

    If anybody needs to see a real lawyer explain Britney’s case and get a short list of ppl that should go to jail, Atty Rosengarten has one

    When the Biden admin new director of CISA Jen Easterly wore a black “Free Britney” t-shirt at her first CISA press conference, I was like, it is OVER for Jodi and Jamie! They must just be keeping Jodi involved so that she can’t shred all of the evidence while the criminal investigation kicks off. Brenda Penny is named along with other judges, bailiffs and lawyers in multiple lawsuits from families that are trying to expose the criminal enterprise that is the conservativorship system in CA.

    Britney owes the world to that gasping gay guy (sorry but I lol’d when he couldn’t breathe, you can feel his heart racing when he hears her voice) that leaked that court room tape of her testimony. I can’t even imagine how many Lifetime movies, network specials, documentaries and major motion pictures are going to be made now. Everything about this poor woman’s life is EPIC.

    • Sid says:

      Yes. I think a lot of people are going to be shocked when the full details of the original conservatorship and how it was put in place come out. To start, it was not a medical conservatorship and no medical declaration was included. It was also allegedly voluntary. The judge yesterday noted that in her ruling. So ask yourself how in the world was it agreed to and how did it last so long. Jamie and Co. need to see prison time.

      • AME says:

        The doctors and lawyers need to be held to account. They have had their hands in the cookie jar for some time now. I don’t understand why Jodi Montgomery is still there. If Brit’s not in a conservatorship there is no reason for Jodi. They can say it’s “safeguards” but it’s still control because Brit obviously needs it.

  9. Boxy Lady says:

    Britney is free of the conservatorship, just in time for her to celebrate her *40th* birthday. That is both happy and sad to think about. I wish her good health and happiness from here on out, she definitely has earned it!

  10. Digital Unicorn says:

    Am soo pleased for her and wish her all the best for the future – am sure she will be back but hopefully she takes the time to adjust to her new freedom.

    As for the leeches, you will get yours. Also why is Lynne involved in the hearing, she has nothing to do with the conservatorship but as always she inserted herself – the Spears family deserve everything they’ve got coming to them.

    • ElleE says:

      @Digital Unicorn idk why Lynne Spears was involved from a procedural perspective but I can tell you, if you don’t already know, that it was Lynne Spears’s atty that was the only lawyer of record that spoke on Britney’s behalf when she herself testified.

      Jodi gave a shrill, scared statement about trying to preemptively strike anything Britney might say about her kids and her own lawyer, was all hokey, fake folksy con artist said made some observation like he was some kind of paid Greek Chorus.

      But when Brenda Penny ignored Britney’s question “I just need to know where your head is at ma’am “ and bizarrely said, “let’s adjourn” (???) Lynne Spear’s atty jumped right in and said, something like, “ she asked you to do something for her and she asked you to do something for her 2 years ago asked are you going to do anything for Britney or what?” So for whatever reason, only Lynne’s atty actually represented Britney. I love that recording bc you know none of those useless excuses for lawyers thought it was going to be made public. Ha!

  11. Sue says:

    I too hope that her fiancé is a good guy. I don’t think Britney has ever had anyone in her corner. Your family is supposed to be there to support and protect you and her family is just a bunch of vultures.
    I’m glad there is a transition process in place. She’s never been free of being a money making machine for her family save her early childhood.

    • Molly says:

      The New York Times piece this weekend about him gave me pause, but I came away thinking he’s ultimately benign and not particularly bright. The real red flags are the celeb and celeb-adjacent Hangers On, and Britney’s team seems to be involved enough to keep his two from doing anything too damaging. Hopefully.

  12. Serena says:

    It’s not over until her father, Lou Taylor and the rest of her family pays for what they did to her.

  13. Jais says:

    So happy for her.

  14. JanetDR says:

    Wishing her all the best and those who took advantage of her can roast in hell!

  15. purple prankster says:

    Amen, Britney!! Woohoo!

  16. simmon says:

    Now that Britney was set free, let’s speculate who helped her get out, because I don’t believe neither she nor her now fiance was able to all on themselves.
    In fact, I already have a candidate. I believe Britney will disclose their identity when (it’s not if) she gives an interview to one of those famouse female host, after all, she made that instagram of celebrating Christmas early, for she suspect things will get heat up in December after the interview, and she’s not going to ruin the Christmas.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      There are rumours that Madonna hooked her up with Rosengart, I think there are a lot of other influential names who helped her behind the scenes. People her father and Lou Taylor could not buy, litigate and bully into silence.

      People spend too much time talking about her father and family and not enough on Lou Taylor, who was pretty much the architect of the original conservatorship – she Dr shopped for Jamie. It seems people were more afraid of her than Jamie – she was the brains behind it, Jamie was just the front man.

      it will also be interesting to find out just how much money was stolen from Brit by these people. There is no way she is worth $60mil – however she can very easily triple/quadruple that money in a few years from her story, more music and tours (if she feels able to do that).

      Britney’s earning potential has ALWAYS ALWAYS been in the sky and she is young enough to build it back up to what she is worth.

      It will also be interesting to see what happens to her IP which, IIRC, was never part of the conservatorship – it was kept separate (and that is where the mega bucks are). That could be why Jamie didn’t really put up a fight over the conservatorship finances – he already has the IP squirrelled off under his control. Everything seems to be under various shell companies.

  17. Emily says:

    What incredible progress since she was allowed to choose a lawyer who works for her. That’s the biggest sign to me that the conservatorship was abusive and designed to benefit Jaime Spears.

  18. Amy T says:

    I just wish all good things for her and the full weight of the legal system on the jackals.

  19. Mariposa97 says:

    The people who helped her connect with Rosengart we’re Cade Hudson and the social media person, Cassie Petrey. It’s hard to understand why they seemed to do something for her only after her June testimony. They’ve witnessed what was happening for years, but they decided to help only this year? Whatever their reasons, glad she was able to hire a lawyer who works for her, not her father. According to her lawyer, Britney’s dad and robin greenhill have been avoiding their depositions, and lou Taylor is refusing to hand over the financial documents that Rosengart is requesting. He said it’s up to Britney if he will keep pursuing it, and I hope she does. If they’re not guilty of anything why avoid meeting with her lawyer? They’re scared, as they should be, Lou Taylor has deleted all but 3 posts on her Instagram. And Jamie Lynn seems to have deleted pics of her and Lou. Courtney Love has called out the other millionaires who still do business with Lou lol.