Judge rules Spears can hire own lawyer for her conservatorship case

Posted at 6:00 PM, Jul 14, 2021

A judge has ruled that singer Britney Spears can hire her own lawyer for her conservatorship case.

According to the New York Times and Variety, Judge Brenda Penny on Wednesday accepted a request that former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart could represent the pop star.

"Today was a step in the right direction," Rosengart said to members of the media after the ruling.


According to Variety reporter Elizabeth Wagmeister, Spears wants to press charges against her father for conservatorship abuse.

The ruling comes three weeks after Spears gave riveting testimony about her 13-year conservatorship, which she called "abusive."

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles judge also accepted the resignation of Spears' court-appointed attorney, Samuel D. Ingham, who resigned last week, the Times reported.

According to Variety, Rosengart has represented Hollywood A-listers Sean Penn, Steven Spielberg, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Keanu Reeves.

Since 2008, Spears has been represented by a court-appointed attorney after she was placed under a conservatorship. Her father, Jamie Spears, has been acting as her sole conservator.