(CNN)The world may hear from Britney Spears regarding her court-ordered conservatorship in a hearing on Wednesday.
Spears has yet to address the court since her court-appointed attorney, Samuel Ingham III, filed to suspend her father Jamie Spears as the conservator of her estimated $60 million estate last year. The elder Spears had been the conservator of her estate since 2008, along with attorney Andrew Wallet, following a series of personal issues that played out publicly for the singer. Following Wallet’s resignation in 2019, Spears had been solely responsible for overseeing her finances until Judge Brenda Penny appointed Bessemer Trust in November 2020 to serve as co-conservator. The highly anticipated hearing has members of the media and supporters of Spears clamoring for a seat in the courtroom. Although Spears is expected to appear virtually, the Los Angeles County Superior Court has already told members of the media they are going to have an overflow courtroom where spectators can listen remotely to the proceedings, because seating will be limited.Here’s a timeline of the events leading to the hearing. Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsBritney Spears arrives for a movie premiere in Hollywood in July 2019.Hide Caption 1 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears, seen here with her parents in an old photo she posted to Instagram, was born December 2, 1981, in McComb, Mississippi.Hide Caption 2 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears, third from right, was part of “The Mickey Mouse Club” from 1993-1994. The Disney show had several cast members who have since become global superstars, including Ryan Gosling, seated next to Spears; and singers Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake, seen at right.Hide Caption 3 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears’ first concert tour kicked off in November 1998, a couple of months before her first studio album was released. She signed a contract with Jive Records in 1997. She was 15 at the time.Hide Caption 4 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears performs at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards. Her first album “…Baby One More Time,” had become a smash hit.Hide Caption 5 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears poses with the boy band NSYNC, who she once toured with, in 1999. NSYNC included her former “Mickey Mouse Club” castmate Justin Timberlake, seen at bottom left.Hide Caption 6 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears holds a doll of herself in 1999.Hide Caption 7 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears performs at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2000.Hide Caption 8 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears and Timberlake attend the American Music Awards together in 2001. The two dated for a few years.Hide Caption 9 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears performs with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler as part of the Super Bowl halftime show in 2001.Hide Caption 10 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears holds a snake while performing at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards.Hide Caption 11 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears and her sister, Jamie Lynn, attend the Teen Choice Awards in 2002.Hide Caption 12 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears stars in the 2002 movie “Crossroads” with Taryn Manning and Zoe Saldana. That year, Forbes magazine named her Hollywood’s Most Powerful Celebrity.Hide Caption 13 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsIn 2003, Spears and Madonna set tongues wagging as they kissed during the opening performance of the MTV Video Music Awards.Hide Caption 14 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears joins Beyonce and Pink for the filming of a Pepsi commercial in Rome in 2003.Hide Caption 15 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003.Hide Caption 16 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears married dancer Kevin Federline in 2004. They had two sons together before divorcing in 2007.Hide Caption 17 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears shaved her head in 2007. Headlines at the time focused on whether the star was in the midst of a breakdown.Hide Caption 18 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears attacks a paparazzo’s car with an umbrella outside Federline’s home in Tarzana, California, in 2007.Hide Caption 19 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears performs at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2007.Hide Caption 20 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears leaves a Los Angeles courthouse after a child custody hearing in 2007. A few months later, she was hospitalized over issues involving the custody of her children. Federline was awarded sole custody. In February 2008, a Los Angeles court granted temporary conservatorship to Spears’ father, Jamie, after Britney was taken to a hospital and deemed unable to take care of herself.Hide Caption 21 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears performs on the opening night of her tour in 2009.Hide Caption 22 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsIn 2012, Spears became a judge on the TV show “The X Factor.”Hide Caption 23 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears poses with her sons — Jayden, left, and Sean — at a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game in 2013.Hide Caption 24 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears unveils a line of intimate apparel in 2014.Hide Caption 25 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsClark County, Nevada, proclaimed November 5, 2014, as “Britney Day” on the Las Vegas Strip. In 2013, Spears started a two-year residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.Hide Caption 26 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears performs at her Las Vegas show “Britney: Piece of Me” in 2015.Hide Caption 27 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears speaks during the Teen Choice Awards in 2015.Hide Caption 28 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears joins late-night talk show host James Corden for some “carpool karaoke” in 2016.Hide Caption 29 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears performs at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2016.Hide Caption 30 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears gets a birthday cake at the Jingle Ball event in Los Angeles in 2016.Hide Caption 31 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears accepts the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards in 2018. The award goes to a performer who has made a difference in promoting and supporting equality.Hide Caption 32 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears appears with Jimmy Fallon in a “Tonight Show” sketch in 2018.Hide Caption 33 of 34 Photos: Pop icon Britney SpearsSpears and her boyfriend Sam Asghari attend a Hollywood premiere in 2019. A couple of months earlier, she had checked out of a mental-health treatment facility after undertaking an “all-encompassing wellness treatment.”Hide Caption 34 of 34Early January 2008 Read MoreSpears is taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where she undergoes drug and alcohol testing and a psychiatric evaluation after a custody dispute at her home. Late January, 2008 Spears is hospitalized again, this time at the University of California-Los Angeles Medical Center and is released nearly one week later. February 1, 2008Jamie Spears, Britney’s father, files a petition with the Los Angeles County Superior Court to place his daughter under a temporary probate conservatorship in the wake of her hospitalizations. February 6, 2008 Jamie and Lynne Spears release a statement following their daughter’s release from the hospital. “As parents of an adult child in the throes of a mental health crisis, we were extremely disappointed this morning to learn that over the recommendation of her treating psychiatrist, our daughter Britney was released from the hospital that could best care for her and keep her safe,” the statement read, according to a Los Angeles Times report. “We are deeply concerned about our daughter’s safety and vulnerability and we believe her life is presently at risk. There are conservatorship orders in place created to protect our daughter that are being blatantly disregarded. We ask only that the court’s orders be enforced so that a tragedy may be averted.” October 28, 2008Britney Spears’ court-ordered conservatorship is made permanent by Judge Reva Goetz. The singer’s father, along with attorney Andrew Wallet are made co-conservators of her estate, with her father being the conservator of her person, overseeing her medical care. November 2018Jamie Spears is hospitalized for intestinal issues. He spends 28 days at the Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas before continuing recovery at home. January 4, 2019Spears announces she is taking an indefinite work hiatus and is postponing her “Domination” residency in Las Vegas to focus on her family, citing her father’s recent health issues. March 2019The singer enters a 30-day voluntary residential treatment facility, according to sources close to her who spoke to CNN. She takes to social media to say that she is taking “me time.” The hashtag #FreeBritney begins circulating on social media around the same time. Spring 2019 Andrew Wallet resigns as co-conservator of the singer’s estate and Jamie Spears becomes the sole conservator of Britney’s person and estate. May 6, 2019Lynne Spears files a legal motion to be kept informed of all matters regarding her daughter’s medical condition, according to court filings in the case obtained by CNN. May 10, 2019Spears attends an annual conservatorship court hearing and walks into court holding hands with her mother. At the time, a source with direct knowledge of the hearing told CNN the singer requested to end her conservatorship. September 9, 2019Jodi Montgomery is appointed temporary conservator of Spears’ person, to oversee her health and medical decisions. March 2020 Spears travels to her family home in Kentwood, Louisiana, where she quarantines for two weeks with her parents and sister, Jamie Lynn. July 23, 2020Britney’s brother, Bryan Spears does a podcast interview in which he discusses his sister’s conservatorship. “In general, I think, you know, [Jamie has] done the best he could given the situation he was put in. You know, we’ve had to, like, work together as a family to kind of keep it all going … She’s always wanted to get out of it [the conservatorship].” August 31, 2020Britney Spears’ court-appointed attorney, Samuel Ingham III, requests Jamie Spears be removed as conservator of the singer’s estate and requests Judge Brenda Penny enlist Bessemer Trust, a wealth and investment management firm, to oversee Britney’s estate. November 10, 2020Judge Penny declines to remove Jamie Spears as conservator of Britney’s estate but appoints Bessemer Trust to act as co-conservator. December 15, 2020Jamie Spears speaks to CNN, saying he misses his daughter and that he hasn’t spoken to her in months. “I love my daughter and I miss her very much. When a family member needs special care and protection, families need to step up, as I have done for the last 12-plus years, to safeguard, protect and continue to love Britney unconditionally. I have and will continue to provide unwavering love and fierce protection against those with self-serving interests and those who seek to harm her or my family.” February 5, 2021The New York Times debuts a documentary spotlighting Spears’ conservatorship called, “Framing Britney Spears.” It sparks international interest into the ongoing conservatorship, with many calling on it to end.February 12, 2021 Justin Timberlake, who dated Spears between 1998 and 2002, apologizes to Spears following the documentary in which his seeming lack of compassion for the troubles she encountered following the couple’s breakup was portrayed in a negative light. March 2, 2021Jamie Spears speaks to CNN through his attorney Vivian Thoreen, “[Jamie] would love nothing more than to see Britney not need a conservatorship,” Thoreen tells CNN. “Whether or not there is an end to the conservatorship really depends on Britney. If she wants to end her conservatorship, she can file a petition to end it.” March 23, 2021Britney Spears’ attorney petitions the court to permanently replace Jamie Spears with Jodi Montgomery as the conservator of the singer’s person. March 30, 2021 Spears takes to Instagram to say that the New York Times documentary made her cry for two weeks. April 27, 2021Ingham states that “Britney wants to address the court directly.” A hearing is scheduled for June 23 for Spears to speak about her conservatorship. May 3, 2021Spears criticizes the documentaries being made about her conservatorship in an Instagram post. “So many documentaries about me this year with other people’s takes on my life … These documentaries are so hypocritical … they criticize the media and then do the same thing ?????” Spears went on to write: “I don’t know y’all but I’m thrilled to remind you all that although I’ve had some pretty tough times in my life … I’ve had waaaayyyy more amazing times in my life and unfortunately my friends … I think the world is more interested in the negative…”
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