The interlopers illegally appeared on the Zoom stream, TMZ reported, and refused the judge’s commands to log off, leading the judge to postpone the hearing.
The judge was ‘frustrated with the situation,’ sources told The Blast, and the proceedings were delayed until next month.
New details: Britney Spears’ conservatorship hearing was prematurely canceled this week after unwanted Zoom visitors continued to appear in the confidential digital court hearing. The singer, 38, was snapped in LA last summer
The hearing was a quarterly one in which the parties involved update the court on the details of the case, TMZ noted.
Amid reports that the …Baby One More Time singer is displeased with the terms of the arrangement, insiders told the outlet that no legal attempts have been made to change things.
Currently, Britney’s father Jamie Spears is in charge of the conservatorship, with Jody Montgomery acting as temporary conservator.
The Grammy-winning singer, 38, was slated to appear over a digital stream but was not present at the hearing in any way, The Blast reported Wednesday, citing court docs.
Support: Outside of the court Wednesday, members of the #FreeBritney movement congregated in support of the pop star
Sign of the times: A Spears supporter wore a mask that read ‘Free Britney’
Focus: The movement aims to see the Toxic artist released from the conditions of the conservatorship
Gaining traction: The #FreeBritney movement has attracted followers in the past year
Spears was not one of the 10 people who appeared in any capacity, according to court docs, as her father Jamie and mother Lynne were among those in attendance.
In Wednesday’s proceedings, Jamie successfully asked the judge to lock up the ongoing conservatorship from public view, a request he made March 12, on the brink of the coronavirus shutdown.
‘The Court grants the motion to seal the transcript, conditionally seal the Status Report filed pending a further motion, and the motion to clear and close the courtroom,’ court docs read, according to the outlet.
Outside of court, members of the #FreeBritney movement – which aims to see the Toxic artist released from the conditions of the conservatorship – congregated in support of the Lucky singer.
Philadelphia Freedom: A woman named Elizabeth Dinon from Philadelphia held up a sign in support of the Lucky singer
Taking a stand: One supporter played off the title of Britney’s 2001 single I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman