Britney Spears is feeling “hopeful” about her future, as multiple members of her conservatorship and management team have resigned following her shocking court address last month.
In recent days, Spears’s longtime manager, Larry Rudolph; her attorney of 13 years, Samuel Ingham III; and the money-management firm Bessemer Trust have all requested to step down as apart of Spears’s team. Their resignations come after Spears revealed in court to Judge Brenda Penny that she felt her conservatorship was “abusive” and that its restrictions had left her angry, sad, depressed, and unable to sleep at night.
“She’s finally feeling hopeful about the future,” a source told E! News. “She thinks people are resigning because they know she is speaking the truth. She is relieved her attorney resigned and hopes that if she can pick her own lawyer, it means the judge is leaning towards terminating the conservatorship.”
The source continued, “She’s trying to be patient and see what happens. She is happy that things are starting to happen, and that the truth has finally come out.”
Britney’s mother, Lynne Spears, who has remained fairly quiet regarding the conservatorship for the last 13 years, officially filed a petition to the court advocating for her daughter to be able to hire her own attorney pending Ingham’s exit.
Per People, in the filing, Lynne described her daughter’s speaking out as “courageous” and added that she “is able to care for her person,” as well as maintain a career and “earn literally hundreds of millions of dollars as an international celebrity.”
“Her capacity is certainly different today than it was in 2008, and Conservatee should no longer be held to the 2008 standard, whereby she was found to ‘not have the capacity to retain counsel,'” Lynne added, per the document.
This article originally appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR US