Britney Spears was not present Wednesday at a Los Angeles County Court hearing over her conservatorship, though dozens of her fans in the #FreeBritney movement donned masks and held signs outside of the courthouse.
The Grammy-winning singer, 38, was slated to appear over a digital stream but was not present at the hearing in any way, The Blast reported, citing court docs.
The hearing was the latest in her father Jamie Spears’s conservatorship over Britney, a position he’s been in since 2008 amid a public pileup of personal and professional struggles for the pop star.
The latest: Britney Spears, 38, was not present Wednesday at a Los Angeles County Court hearing over her conservatorship, though dozens of her fans in the #FreeBritney movement donned masks and held signs at the courthouse. She was snapped in LA in 2018
The …Baby One More Time singer was not one of the 10 people who appeared in any capacity, according to court docs, as her father Jamie and mother Lynne were among those in attendance.
In Wednesday’s proceedings, according to the outlet, Jamie successfully asked the judge to lock up the ongoing conservatorship from public view, a request he initially made March 12, on the brink of the coronavirus shutdown.
‘The Court grants the motion to seal the transcript, conditionally seal the Status Report filed pending a further motion, and the motion to clear and close the courtroom,’ court docs read, according to the outlet.
Outside of the court, members of the #FreeBritney movement – which aims to see the Toxic artist released from the conditions of the conservatorship – congregated in support of the pop star, who boasts more than 25.6 million followers on Instagram.
Support: Outside of the court, members of the #FreeBritney movement congregated in support of the pop star
Sign of the times: A Spears supporter wore a mask that read ‘Free Britney’
The movement has caught steam, as more than 228,000 people have signed a Change.org petition pushing for the singer to hire her own lawyer.
On the page, organizers point out that Spears should be freed of the conservatorship having proven her mental and physical fitness amid her multiple tours.
Focus: The movement aims to see the Toxic artist released from the conditions of the conservatorship
Taking a stand: One supporter played off the title of Britney’s 2001 single I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman