Britney Spears wins right to choose own lawyer in conservatorship case -NY Times

FILE PHOTO: Premiere of
FILE PHOTO: Britney Spears poses at the premiere of "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

July 14, 2021

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Britney Spears on Wednesday got a lawyer of her choice to help her end the 13-year-long conservatorship that controls her personal and business affairs, The New York Times reported.

The Los Angeles judge approved Spear’s choice at a hearing three weeks after the singer made an emotional address in which she called the existing arrangement abusive, the newspaper reported.

The hearing was still under way in Los Angeles.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Leslie Adler)