Fans of the legendary singer Britney Spears have become increasingly concerned about her legal guardianship contract, which gives her father Jamie Spears complete control of her finances and decision-making, sparking the hashtag "Free Britney" to trend on social media. The movement was initially started by a podcast called Britney's Gram and a blog by Anthony Elia, which has since been shut down by Britney's team.
Her father's legal team allegedly wrote in documentation when attempting to sue Anthony for defamation: "It's time for the conspiracy theories about Britney Spears' well-being and the mob #FreeBritney movement to stop... Over the past few months, Britney and her father Jamie have sat by while fans have accused them of numerous false and malicious things, including attempts to mislead the public with the content that appears on her social media."
Now, Britney's mother, Lynne, has reportedly filed new legal documents asking to receive special notice on “all matters” pertaining to Britney’s income and assets, making it clear that she, too ,wants a say in how the star's $59M fortune is used and protected. Vanity Fair reported that she also liked comments from fans suggesting the conservatorship is an infringement on Britney's rights. The next hearing about it is supposedly taking place 22 July. Britney's parents divorced in 2002.