Britney Spears conservatorship judge ‘receiving death threats’

Report comes after the judge denied a request to expedite the conservatorship hearing

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The judge overseeing Britney Spearsconservatorship case has reportedly received death threats.

It comes after Judge Brenda Penny, who is overseeing the pop star’s conservatorship case, denied a request to expedite a hearing on the status of Spears’ father Jamie – who currently oversees the conservatorship– to earlier this week.

At the Los Angeles probate court on Monday 9 August, Penny denied the request made by Spears’s new lawyer, Mathew S Rosengart, to bring the case forward.

According to TMZ, Penny has since received enough death threats online to concern the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The publication reports that while the threats are not regarded as criminal, police are monitoring them.

Britney Spears at the premiere of ‘Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood’ on 22 July 2019 in Hollywood, California

In a statement responding to Judge Penny’s decision, Rosengart said last week: “Every day that passes is another day of avoidable harm and prejudice to Ms Spears and the Estate.”

He called for the immediate suspension of the conservatorship or a quicker hearing date.

Rosengart’s request to remove Spears’s father as conservator of her estate has been supported by her doctors, mother, and her current personal conservator, Jodi Montgomery.

After the ruling was denied, Spears later posted on social media that she was going to appear less on Instagram and accused the media of being “pretty nasty and horrible” in regards to their reporting of the conservatorship.

“In a system where I’ve felt completely hopeless for so long, at least I do have a platform to share,” she wrote.

“As Selena Gomez says it best – the world can be a nasty place ... I know it ... you know it … kill them with kindness...Unfortunately the news has been pretty nasty saying horrible and mean lies about me so I’m gonna post a little less from now on.”

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