In breaking news, Britney Spears‘ conservatorship has officially been terminated.
It means the singer is finally free from the legal mandate that has governed her personal and professional life for 13 years.
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At a hearing in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Judge Brenda Penny wasted no time ending the conservatorship.
He then asked all attorneys (across both sides) whether they had any objection to his petition to end the conservatorship.
There were no objections.
Judge Penny granted the request – ending the highly publicized saga. The entire hearing lasted 30 minutes.
Especially notable was the fact that the conservatorship was ended without a medical evaluation – which was the much-loved star made clear was her wish.
As for what the ruling means in the immediate?
TMZ notes that both the conservatorship of Spears’ person and the conservatorship of her estate have been ended with minor exceptions.
For, Rosengart wants the estate conservatorship to remain temporarily so as to execute the necessary documents so the assets the performer has in the conservatorship can be transferred to a trust controlled by Spears herself.
The singer was first placed in the conservatorship in 2008, following a public breakdown. Her father, Jamie Spears, was placed at the helm of the mandate and effectively exercised control of all aspects of his daughter’s life – both personally and professionally.
Since breaking her silence on her predicament, the ‘Stronger’ performer has not held back about her anger and frustration about what she alleges was a gross abuse of power by her father and members of her team.
Rosengart also did not hold back when it came to spotlighting many of the key characters in the narrative and the roles they played; roles he insists will be legally scrutinized to the fullest extent of the law.
Interestingly, in the wake of Rosengart boarding the case, the broadcasting of several investigative documentaries, and pressure from the #FreeBritney movement, key figures in Spears’ conservatorship resigned one after the other.
Then, in a surprise turn of events, Jamie Spears himself said he wanted the conservatorship to end. However, many – including Rosengart – questioned whether it was a strategic move. Shortly after, Judge Penny granted Rosengart’s request to have Jamie removed immediately.
Today, though, brought with it the ultimate victory for Britney: freedom.