Britney Spears’ mother Lynne arrived in Los Angeles Tuesday where she is reportedly set to ask a judge to terminate the singer’s dad as her conservator.
A smiling Lynne remained tight-lipped when she was asked about Jamie’s continued conservatorship of their daughter’s estate.
The star is reportedly set for a ‘fireworks show’ court battle in a hearing scheduled for Wednesday.
Lynne refused to answer when probed about about the ongoing legal issues in her family. She also had no reaction when asked about an alleged altercation between Jamie and Britney’s 14-year-old son Sean-Preston.
Jamie stepped down from some of his duties as conservator last month following the reported incident with Sean-Preston. He will not face any criminal charges in that case due to ‘insufficient evidence’.
Lynne is set to ask a judge to terminate Jamie as Britney’s conservator as she believes he is ‘no longer fit’ to continue in the role, according to TMZ.
It comes as some of Britney’s fans protested outside the court Wednesday, claiming the singer is being controlled against her will by Jamie and that she is surreptitiously seeking help to free herself.
Britney Spears’ mother Lynne arrived into LA on Tuesday where she is reportedly set to ask a judge to terminate the singer’s dad as her conservator in a court hearing Wednesday
Jamie, left, recently stepped aside from some of his duties as conservator of Britney’s estate, transferring responsibility for her medical and personal decisions to her care manager
Britney Spears fans gather outside the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles as a status hearing is held on the pop star’s conservatorship
‘Britney should be allowed to have control of her own life, her money, her career, her travel, everything,’ longtime Spears fan Christina Taft, 25, told DailyMail.com as she stood outside LA Superior Court holding a placard reading ‘End the Conservatorship.’
Taft who traveled 300 miles by bus from San Jose, California to be at the protest, added that Britney’s conservatorship – which has given her father, Jamie Spears strict supervision over her lifestyle and career for 11 years – has made her a ‘prisoner.’
’She should be set free and given back her rights. Her music is all about personal freedom – yet she herself is being denied that.’
Another protester who joined the crowd in chatting choruses of ’Free Britney’, Justin Pease, 32 ,of West Hollywood, CA, told DailyMail.com: ‘I’m here to raise awareness of the injustice that is being done to Britney. She is a cash cow for all theses other people – yet she’s not allowed any control over her money or her life. She has rights like everyone else.’
While the protesters marched up and down outside the courthouse carrying signs with slogans like ‘Let Britney Live on Her Own Terms’ and ‘The Conservator is Toxic,’ inside, Judge Brenda Penny cleared the courtroom and sealed the transcript from Wednesday’s hearing, saying issues being discussed – including Britney’s medical condition, her two sons and her personal finances – are too private and confidential to be aired in public.
Jamie has filed court documents to transfer responsibility for Britney’s medical and personal decisions to her care manager, Jodi Montgomery – he is expected to step back into the role in January 2020 and continues to oversee her finances.
Asked if Montgomery should take over, Lynne stayed silent. She also made no comment when asked about Britney’s new boyfriend Sam Asghari.
The court hearing – which Britney is said to be attending – will reportedly see the unveiling of a critical piece of evidence, a report by a court-appointed evaluator into the care the star has received.
The evaluator looked into Britney’s doctor Dr Timothy Benson – who died unexpectedly aged 48 on August 24 – as well as Jamie, with the report said to be kept tightly under wraps until the court hearing.
Britney’s ex-husband Kevin Federline claimed that Jamie laid hands on the couple’s son Sean Preston during an altercation on August 25.
‘The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office investigated allegations involving child abuse by Mr. Spears. After reviewing the evidence, there is insufficient proof that a criminal offense was committed by Mr. Spears,’ Ventura County District Attorney Gregory D. Totten said in a statement.
Federline obtained a restraining order against his former father-in-law in the wake of the incident which prohibits Jamie from coming near Sean or his brother Jayden James, 12, for three years.
A smiling Lynne remained tight lipped as she was asked about Jamie’s continued conservatorship of their daughter’s estate. She also had no reaction when asked about an alleged altercation between Jamie and Britney’s 14-year-old son Sean-Preston
Some of Britney’s fans claim the singer is being controlled against her will by her father Jamie, who serves as her conservator, and that she is surreptitiously seeking help to free herself
Protesters gather outside the Los Angeles courthouse on Wednesday ahead of the hearing
One protester holds up a sign which reads ‘The conservator is toxic’ outside the court
Fans want the court to grant Britney her freedom by ending the conservatorship which allows the conservator access to her financials and mental health treatment plans
Lynne is reportedly set to ask a judge to terminate Jamie as Britney’s conservator as she believes he is ‘no longer fit’ to continue in the role. The former couple are pictured in 2012
Jamie is still under the restraining order, with claims that Britney is ‘furious’ at her father and hasn’t spoken to him since the incident.
A source told the website there is a ‘strong likelihood’ Britney will attend court to support her mother, who she has grown close to in the last six months.
Lynne is not said to be asking to become Britney’s conservator, with another source adding there will be ‘major surprises’ in court.
Federline, 41, and Britney, 37, were married from 2004 to 2007 and until recently had shared 50-50 custody of their sons.
However, that arrangement was modified earlier this month to give the DJ, who has four other children, custody 70 percent of the time with the pop star getting 30 percent of custodial rights.
Britney is said to be attending the hearing which will reportedly see the unveiling of a critical piece of evidence, a report by a court-appointed evaluator into the care the star has received
A conservatorship, known in some states as a guardianship, is normally reserved for those who are severely debilitated.
One was established for Spears 11 years ago during her very public meltdown, and has been kept in place ever since. The arrangement has increasingly come under attack from fans, who have grown especially loud about it in recent months.
Spears’ has put her career on hold for most of the year.
In January she postponed a planned Las Vegas residency indefinitely to be with her father, who was hospitalized after a serious surgery.
And in April she announced in an Instagram post that she was taking time off to focus on self-care.