During another court hearing on Wednesday, July 14, Judge Brenda Penney approved a request from Spears, 39 (and her assistant, Jody Montgomery), to hire her own attorney in the scandalous custody case after the resignation of court-appointed attorney Samuel Ingham, according to foreign media reports. The singer’s fight for independence continues even after she failed two weeks earlier. At that time, the Los Angeles Supreme Court rejected the former lawyer’s petition to remove James Spears from her daughter’s custody.
Now Britney Spears has been allowed to seek the services of Matthew Rosengart, whose law firm has represented such celebrities as Steven Spielberg, Sean Penn, Ben Affleck and Eddie Vedder.
This came just days after Jody Montgomery petitioned to allow Britney to choose her own attorney without going through “any further evaluations to determine her competency.” The court approved this right.
During a hearing in late June, Spears admitted that she was unaware that she could sue her father Jamie Spears to terminate her involuntary custody.
“I want change, I deserve change … I want an end to this conservatism – I truly believe this outdated custody is abusive,” the 39-year-old superstar said in a passionate 25-minute address to Los Angeles judge Brenda Penny.
Britney’s emotional speech attracted a lot of public attention. Celebrities such as Madonna, Ilon Musk, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and many others have already openly spoken in support of the star.