Britney with her father, brother and mother in 2006. Her parents are divorced
2002: Jamie Spears and Lynne Spears are divorcing.
Britney breaks up with Justin Timberlake around the same time
2004: Britney marries Kevin Federline
2007: Britney, struggles through a custody battle and splits up with Kevin, shaves her head and assaults a paparazzo’s car
2008: Jamie Spears applies for Britney’s conservatorship, claiming she’s not legally good enough to make her own decisions
Britney in 2008 for a custody hearing as part of her split from Kevin Federline. Jamie Spears in court in 2008 to get the conservatory
2009-2019: SILENT CONSERVATORY YEARS
The conservatorship – which was temporary – is renewed every year.
In court documents, Jamie’s lawyers describe how she makes more money
January 2019: THE PACKAGE BEGINS TO CRUMBLE
Britney in 2019, in the grip of the conservatory, in Las Vegas during her residency
Britney announces an ‘indefinite’ work stoppage and cancels her lucrative Las Vegas residency.
Jamie files paperwork requesting to expand conservatory outside California, to also apply in Hawaii, Louisiana and Florida
He resigns as her primary conservator after allegations that he abused one of her sons, but is still listed as one of those responsible
early 2020: Britney, Jamie and Jamie-Lynne are in Louisiana together for two weeks.
The #FreeBritney movement is picking up.
His lawyers claim that everyone is happy together and enjoys spending time together in quarantine.
Nov 2020: Britney’s lawyers claim in papers that she is afraid of her father and they ask that Bessemer Trust be put in charge.
Her fans are starting to speculate about her cryptic Instagram posts and videos that she wants a way out.
Dec 2020: The conservatory will be extended until September 2021
February 5, 2021: Framing Britney Spears debuts on Hulu
The conservatory that Britney was placed under is commonly used in situations where elderly, perhaps senile people can no longer take care of their own affairs.
Fans are concerned for her well-being and want her to be released from the control of her father, Jamie, who can still legally make decisions for her
It hands over control to an appointed conservator for the benefit of the recipient, but in most cases the recipient is not healthy enough to make his own money, unlike Britney who makes millions. Under the rules of probate, Jamie now has as much control over her estate as a third party and attorney, Andrew Wallet. Wallet receives a salary of $426,000 per year from Britney’s estate.
He, Jamie and the third party recently engaged can make deals on her behalf and limit her visitors.
JUNE 23, 2021 – BRITNEY SPEAKS IN COURT
Britney and her boyfriend Sam Asghari are now in Hawaii with her children
In emotional testimony, Britney told the court that she had suffered psychologically for years as a result of the conservatory which she said was so restrictive that she was not allowed to remove her IUD contraceptive.
JUNE 30 – JUDGE REJECTS BRITNEY’S REQUEST TO REMOVE JAMIE
Judge Brenda Penny, who is responding to Britney’s November 2020 request, is refusing to remove Jamie from the deal.
She doesn’t say why, but she does invite her attorney to file paperwork to end it, which he doesn’t.
JULY 1 – BESSEMER TRUST ASSUMES TO BE CARRIED WITH JAMIE
A day after the judge’s ruling, Bessemer Trust resigned because they were never aware that Britney wanted to end custody.
In a lawsuit, the company’s lawyers said, “We’ve heard her and respect her wishes.”
JULY 5 – BRITNEY’S LONG-TERM MANAGER TAKES OUT
Larry Rudolph wrote to Jamie and the conservatory that he was no longer needed since Britney wanted to retire.
He said he hadn’t spoken to her in two years, but had heard from others that she wanted to resign.
JULY 6 – BRITNEY’S LAWYER STEPS DOWN
Sam Ingham, the attorney appointed to represent Britney in 2008, is stepping down after failing to file paperwork to terminate the conservatorship despite her pleas.
JULY 14 – BRITNEY WINS THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE HER OWN LAWYER
A Los Angeles court gave Britney the right to choose an attorney to help her end her custody battle after telling a judge that the current situation “allowed my father to destroy my life.” She has chosen former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart as her new attorney.
JULY 23 – BRITNEY BLINKS HER BOBS ON INSTAGRAM
Singer’s semi-naked post has been praised by fans including Paris Hilton as proof of her determination to become a ‘free woman’
JULY 27 – LYNNE SPEARS AGREES TO SUPPORT HER DAUGHTER
The singer’s mother’s attack on Jamie Spears gives her a powerful new ally in her bid to be freed
SEPTEMBER 29 – BRITNEY BACK IN THE COURT