A new Britney Spears documentary will explore the singer’s ongoing 12-year conservatorship.
The film was created by the New York Times and will chart Britney Spears’ rise to stardom and her current situation. Britney’s father, Jamie Spears, has served as his daughter’s legal conservator for 12 years. Last year in November, Spears lost a legal battle to remove his control.
The legal battle played out on social media under the #FreeBritney hashtag. Fans who believe Spears is being controlled against her will shared evidence in pictures and other anecdotes. Britney’s father rigorously defended himself and his conservatorship role of Britney.
Mr. Spears argues that he is defending his daughter from those “with self-serving interests and those who seek to harm her,” he said in an interview with CNN. The Britney Spears documentary will air on FX and Hulu on February 5th.
Red Arrow Studios released a trailer for the upcoming documentary. Producers say it features interviews with people who are close to Britney and lawyers involved in her complicated conservatorship case. Spears is now reassessing her career as she fights her father in court for control over her own life.
The Britney Spears documentary says it “offers a new assessment of the movement rallying against her court-mandated conservatorship, capturing the unsavory dimensions of the American pop-star machine.”
Many fans are hoping the documentary will bring national attention to her case, the way Leaving Neverland did to the Michael Jackson sexual abuse allegations.
“I truly hope and even pray that this doc is in Britney’s favor,” one fan wrote on Twitter. “She 110% deserves her freedom and happiness. The world has chewed her up and spat her out, but she’s remained humble, beautiful, and kind every damn time.”
Legal documents obtained in 2018 revealed that Jamie Lynn Spears was added as trustee of Britney’s estate. Britney established the SJB Revocable Trust as a way to manage her estate for her and her children. Attorney Andrew Wallet resigned from his position as co-conservator in March 2019. But a petition submitted by Mr. Spears to the court saw him reinstated along with Mr. Wallet.
In those court documents, Jamie Lynn requested that the court approve Fidelity Financial Management’s appointment to serve as investment advisers. The arrangement would also create blocked accounts to hold all of her sister’s assets. That was done to make sure that her assets are transferred to the trust devoted to caring for her children in the event of her death.