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Here's what went down at Britney Spears' conservatorship hearing yesterday

19 Sep 2019


A hearing into the conservatorship arrangement surrounding Britney Spears concluded on Wednesday without any decisions being made.

The singer has been under the conservatorship of her father Jamie since 2008, when he was given the authority to oversee the Toxic hitmaker's personal health and wellbeing, as well as the star's finances.

Last week, a judge ruled the singer's longtime "care-manager" Jodi Montgomery was set to take Jamie's place as conservator while he undergoes ankle surgery, but Jamie is still ensconced as the conservator of Britney's estate, meaning he has total control over her investments, business deals, income and expenditure.

It was reported that Britney's mother Lynne was going to ask the judge to terminate Jamie as Britney's conservator, because she believes he is no longer fit to continue in that role.

And while it's not known what was said during the hearing, as Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda J. Penny agreed with attorneys that it should be closed to media because of what was going to be said about the singer's medical, mental and financial issues, the judge didn't issue any rulings during or after the proceedings. She did, however, say in court documents that a status hearing about the conservatorship will be held in January.

It was also reported that Britney was planning to attend the hearing, but she was absent from the proceedings.

Meanwhile, asked about her daughter's wellbeing as she was caught by photographers at Los Angeles' LAX Airport on Wednesday, Lynne indicated that the mother-of-two is doing well. Asked if she liked Britney's boyfriend, dancer Sam Asghari, Lynne replied "Of course!" but remained pointedly silent on almost every other question she was asked.

Questioned about whether or not anything was resolved during Wednesday's hearing, Lynne performed the sign of the cross.