Judge Presiding Over Britney Spears’ Conservatorship Case Is Receiving Death Threats: Reports

FILE - Britney Spears arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" on July 22, 2019. When Spears speaks to a judge at her own request on Wednesday, June. 23, 2021, she'll do it 13 years into a court-enforced conservatorship that has exercised vast control of her life and money by her father. Spears has said the conservatorship saved her from collapse and exploitation. But she has sought more control over how it operates, and says she wants her father out. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

California police are reportedly monitoring death threats that are being made towards the judge presiding over Britney Spears’ ongoing conservatorship battle.

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department told Variety that they are aware of “concerning” comments being made on social media about the case, but so far none have “risen to the level of a creditable criminal threat.” Judge Brenda Penny has reportedly received a barrage of criticism this week, after she denied Spears’ request to expedite her next hearing, which aimed to remove her father from her conservatorship.

Britney Spears’ father became her conservator in 2008. The singer initially credited the arrangement with saving her career, but she started publicly challenging the arrangement last August.

During a June 23 hearing, Britney Spears asked the court to remove her father as a conservator and to end the conservatorship without subjecting her to an evaluation. Her petition also requested the matter be resolved in a swift manner.

The 39-year-old singer has called the ongoing conservatorship “abusive,” revealing in court documents that she wants to marry her boyfriend and have children, but the court-mandated arrangement has prevented her from getting a doctor’s appointment to get an IUD removed.

However, on Thursday, Spears’ father reportedly filed documents in court which revealed his intention to step down as his daughter’s conservator.

News of Jamie Spears’ resigning as conservator comes weeks after the Bessemer Trust asked to withdraw from an arrangement that would assign them as a co-conservator of Britney Spears’ $58 million estate. Reports indicated that with the financial fiduciary out of the way, Jamie Spears’ would become the sole conservator of his daughter’s estate.