Is Britney Free?
Since 2008, Britney Spears has been in a conservatorship controlled by her father, Jamie Spears, and professional fiduciary Jodi Pais Montgomery. Her conservators control her finances and her person, which includes her movements, visitors, medical care, and legal decisions. As a conservatee, Britney Spears cannot vote, have custody of her children, choose her own doctor and medical treatment, or hire a lawyer of her choice. Her conservators decide whether or not she works, as she cannot enter into contracts for herself because she is legally not her own person. Britney Spears cannot leave her house or spend any of her own money without the permission of her conservators.
Her conservators maintain that she is too disabled to care for herself despite an active career and personal life. During the nearly twelve years of Spears' conservatorship she has repeatedly toured the world, released multiple albums, and worked on a variety of television shows.
This site compiles news stories and court documents pertaining to Spears' conservatorship, as well as profiles of the people involved. The References & Resources page has further information on conservatorships.
January 22, 2020 at 10am is the next scheduled hearing in Britney Spears' conservatorship case. The status hearing will take place at Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles. The results of the 730 investigation of the case is expected to be presented to Judge Brenda Penny at this hearing.
Fans plan to attend rallies on January 22 in support of the #FreeBritney movement. A list of events is available at FreeBritney.net/Worldwide