Tuesday, September 28

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Angelina Jolie Was 'Honored' to Meet Olympic Gymnasts at Senate Hearing
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Angelina Jolie Was 'Honored' to Meet Olympic Gymnasts at Senate Hearing

UPDATE 9/17/21 2:46 p.m. ET While Angelina Jolie was on Capitol Hill earlier this week, working with U.S. Senators on the Violence Against Women Act, she met Aly Raisman, Simone Biles and the other gymnasts who testified during the Senate hearing on Wednesday, September 15. “I was honored to meet with some of the brave US gymnasts who appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday,” the Eternals actress, 46, captioned an Instagram photo with the athletes on Thursday, September 16. “I’m in awe of their courage and commitment to preventing future failures to investigate abuse. As Aly Raisman said in her testimony, ‘Over 100 victims could have been spared the abuse. All we needed was one adult to do the right thing.’ Sending support and respect to them, and to all who are relivin...
Britney Spears' Dad Jamie to Step Down as Conservator After Hearing
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Britney Spears' Dad Jamie to Step Down as Conservator After Hearing

Britney Spears’ dad, Jamie Spears, is expected to be permanently removed as her co-conservator. Britney Spears’ Mental Health and Conservatorship Drama Explained Read article The 69-year-old, who has been in charge of his daughter’s estate for several years, reportedly filed documents on Thursday, August 12, to step down from his role. A judge will need to sign off on the request. “There are, in fact, no actual grounds for suspending or removing Mr. Spears as the Conservator of the Estate … and it is highly debatable whether a change in conservator at this time would be in Ms. Spears’ best interests,” Jamie’s legal team noted in court docs, per TMZ. “Nevertheless, even as Mr. Spears is the unremitting target of unjustified attacks, he does not believe that a pub...
Erika Jayne's Estranged Husband Tom Girardi Won't Testify at Crash Hearing
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Erika Jayne's Estranged Husband Tom Girardi Won't Testify at Crash Hearing

Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi. Shutterstock (2) Tom Girardi, the estranged husband of Erika Jayne, said that he will not testify at an upcoming hearing related to the Lion Air Flight 610 case. RHOBH’s Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi’s Divorce, Legal Woes: Everything We Know Read article The former lawyer, 82, told a Chicago federal judge on Monday, August 9, that if he is called to the stand, he will invoke his right to remain silent, Law360 reported. The September hearing is related to contempt charges stemming from the December lawsuit that accused Girardi and his firm of misappropriating funds intended for families of the victims of the Lion Air plane crash. After the defense team conceded that $2 million in settlement funds were missing, the judge found both Girard...
Britney Spears Accuses Father of 'Conservatorship Abuse' in Latest Hearing
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Britney Spears Accuses Father of 'Conservatorship Abuse' in Latest Hearing

Britney Spears accused her father, Jamie Spears, of abusing his power as her conservator in a court hearing on Wednesday, July 14, Us Weekly can confirm. Britney Spears’ Conservatorship, Mental Health Battle Explained Read article “I’m here to get rid of my dad and charge him with conservatorship abuse,” the 39-year-old singer said, adding that she is “extremely scared” of Jamie, 68. “This conservatorship has allowed my dad to ruin my life.” During the hearing, she was also granted the right to choose her own lawyer for the first time since the conservatorship began. Samuel Ingham III, the court-appointed attorney who had been handling her case since 2008, resigned in June. On Wednesday, Judge Brenda Penny approved his resignation and allowed Britney to replace ...
Britney Spears Will Participate in Hearing About Conservatorship Changes
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Britney Spears Will Participate in Hearing About Conservatorship Changes

Taking back control? Britney Spears is set to participate in a July 14 court hearing that will address potential alterations to her conservatorship in the wake of her shocking allegations in June, a source tells Us Weekly. Britney Spears' Conservatorship Battle Explained Read article The pop star, 39, will call in for the hearing, as she did when she broke her silence on June 23. However, she may not make a statement this time around. Several issues will be discussed during the hearing, including Britney’s mother Lynne Spears’ request that her daughter be allowed to obtain her own attorney, conservator Jodi Montgomery’s desire to hire a guardian for the singer and provide her with 24/7 security and Britney’s lawyer Samuel Ingham’s request to find a new cour...
Britney Spears' Lawyer Resigns After Bombshell Conservatorship Hearing
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Britney Spears' Lawyer Resigns After Bombshell Conservatorship Hearing

Major changes. Britney Spears‘ court-appointed attorney, Samuel Ingham III, is stepping down less than one month after the 39-year-old pop star’s emotional conservatorship hearing, Us Weekly can confirm. The California-based attorney filed a resignation request with the court on Tuesday, July 6, according to documents obtained by Us. The filing states that Ingham will step back from his role once the judge finds Spears a new court-appointed counsel. Britney Spears' Conservatorship and Mental Health Battle Explained Read article Loeb & Loeb LLP, which is a secondary firm that was brought in to work with Ingham in October 2020, is also resigning. The private firm’s decision to resign from the conservatorship also will take effect once new counsel is approv...
Jamie Lynn Spears Begs Trolls to Stop Death Threats After Britney Hearing
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Jamie Lynn Spears Begs Trolls to Stop Death Threats After Britney Hearing

Standing her ground. Jamie Lynn Spears gave trolls a stern talking to after facing backlash for not speaking up sooner amid Britney Spears‘ conservatorship battle. Britney Spears and Sister Jamie Lynn’s Relationship Through the Years Read article “Hi, I respect that everyone has the right to express themselves, but can we please stop with the death threats, especially the death threats to children,” the Zoey 101 alum, 30, wrote via an Instagram Story on Friday, July 2, signing the message with her initials, “JLS.” Jamie Lynn’s post came less than one week after she broke her silence on the legal drama surrounding Britney, 39, who has been locked in a restrictive conservatorship for 13 years. Courtesy of Jamie Lynn Spears/Instagram “I think it’s extremely clear th...