Britney Spears has reportedly chosen a new attorney to continue to be her representative in her ongoing trusteeship case.
It was reported over the weekend that the “Toxic” singer was in talks with former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart to be her new lawyer as she continues her fight to end her father’s guardianship over her. .
Page Six reports that Rosengart has officially agreed to represent the pop star. Citing a source close to the case, Spears was reportedly nervous about his legal fight following the resignation of his former lawyer, Samuel Ingham.
“Britney has had several conversations with Mathew over the past few days,” the source told the outlet on Tuesday. “She was worried about what was going to happen next [Samuel D. Ingham III] resigned as her lawyer, but Mathew assured her that she would be in good hands if the judge appoints him.
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“He has been watching her case closely for some time now and found her testimony from last month to be very convincing,” the insider continued, adding that he planned to represent the singer in court on Wednesday.
Representatives for Rosengart did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
It looks like both sides have made their decision, but there is still a legal hurdle in how Spears makes Rosengart part of his squad. The Hollywood Reporter notes that the case caught the attention of the American Civil Liberties Union and sparked a legal debate over guardianship. Because of her tutelage, finding a new lawyer is not as easy for the singer as it may be for others. During Wednesday’s hearing, a judge will have to determine what the process should look like for Spears to select his own lawyer.
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Because the trusteeship arrangement Spears is trying to get out of bars him from entering into a contract, a court would typically appoint a new lawyer following a resignation like Ingham’s, THR notes.
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Still, Spears begins her hearing in the hopes that a judge will agree to let the star lawyer continue her case in the future. Rosengart previously represented personalities Hollywood clients such as Steven spielberg, Sean Penn, Ben and Casey Affleck, Eddie Vedder, Soledad O’Brien, Michael Mann and NBA star Jimmy Butler.
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The New York Times reported that Rosengart, 58, previously served as legal assistant to former New Hampshire state judge David Souter before being appointed to the Supreme Court. He worked at the Department of Justice as a US Attorney General in the 1990s. Since leaving the Department of Justice, he has worked as a defense attorney and civil litigator, particularly for clients of the United States. entertainment industry.
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