Breaking Britney News: She Speaks For A 2nd Time In Court, Telling Judge She Wants Her Father Investigated

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A major step forward Wednesday in Britney Spears’ fight for freedom. A judge ruled that the singer has the right to hire her own lawyer, after she broke down in tears during the Wednesday hearing, saying she was extremely scared of her father. The ruling is significant, as Spears hasn’t been allowed to pick her own legal representation since the start of her conservatorship in 2008.

Spears’ new lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, spoke publicly on her behalf Wednesday, calling for Britney’s father to step down as her co-conservator. Rosengart says, “We will be moving promptly and aggressively for his removal. The question remains: why is he involved? He should step down voluntarily as that is in the best interest of Britney Spears.”

An attorney for Jamie Spears said he would not step down as co-conservator. Britney also addressed the court Wednesday that she wants her father investigated and charged with conservatorship abuse. She said the conservatorship was cruel, and that she felt like her conservators were trying to kill her in the early years by overworking and excessively examining her.

Our question of the night: Should Britney Spears’ father be charged?

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