The Free Britney movement inspired Britney to show up.
UPDATE: It’s not entirely clear what transpired during today’s status hearing regarding the conservatorship, however we know for sure Britney attended with her mom. They reportedly walked into the courthouse through a back-entrance holding hands.
Dozens of Britney fans protested outside the court house holding signs that read “Free Britney” and “end the conservatorship.”
TMZ reports Lynne and Jamie both agreed to an evaluation over Britney – presumably regarding her mental health. The evaluation will be set by Jamie and a court-appointed lawyer.
They also claim Britney asked the judge for certain freedoms she’s currently not allowed under the rules of the conservatorship, but the judge denied her.
There’s another court hearing scheduled for August 15th – it will likely re-evaluate where she is currently at.
It’s worth mentioning Britney’s longtime bodyguard, Edan, was seen with Britney today. He hasn’t been seen with Britney publicly in quite some time.
While Britney was in court, fans began commenting on Jamie Lynn’s Instagram. One comment was particularly nasty, claiming Jamie Lynn steals money from Britney. JL had this to say:
“Haha nice try, but I have NEVER been paid a dime from my sister, that is HER hard earned money, and I am NOT entitled to a cent of it.. I would not spend money I did not earn.”
Paparazzi caught Britney walking to her ride after the court hearing. Somewhere along the way Brit’s high heels became a pain, so she kicked them off and carried them. Naturally, TMZ called the move bizarre.
Today (May 10th), a status hearing regarding Britney’s conservatorship will take place, and according to TMZ, Britney will attend it along with mom Lynne.
Lynne recently hired legal counsel in a bid to receive more information regarding Britney’s medical treatment. She reportedly does not want to become Britney’s conservator.
Jamie Spears and his conservatorship team are also scheduled to be there, so it seems there’s conflict regarding how to treat Britney at the moment. This could certainly mean a move towards freedom from the legal restraints she’s currently under. We’ll know more later today.
It’s worth mentioning Lynne does seem to be cooperating with the conservatorship team – she handed over messages from Sam Lutfi to them, thus putting into motion a restraining order which the judge granted. Read more about that here.
Curiously, TMZ says Britney and Lynne have been estranged for 15 years, however fans beg to differ.
TMZ also says it’s odd that Lynne wants information regarding Britney’s medical history yet doesn’t want to be part of the conservatorship, however that could very well mean just that… she wants to help Britney on her journey without having to impose action from a legal standpoint.
Additionally, the site reports Britney’s judgement is still impaired following her treatment at a mental health facility, however her current handlers have allowed her to drive this week.