Hours before the pop star appeared, the NY Times published a story based on leaked filings from the case. The documents revealed Britney had been trying to remove her father Jamie Spears as conservator for years.
In the never-before-seen documents, the public gained a better understanding of the 13-year-old conservatorship and Britney's feelings about her dad taking sick pleasure in controlling her life.
In the documents, Britney accused her father of forcing her to perform and said her doctors had drugged her when she objected to any decision.
The judge determined that nobody associated with the court was responsible for The New York Times obtaining the filings. It's unclear how the court could have conducted an investigative investigation when the article had only come out hours before.
The judge said she was "concerned about the fact that it was put out there in the public sphere, things that are confidential to Ms. Spears and to her case."
She said, "I do not know if anyone has any information about this, I was very concerned when I heard about it."
The judge proceeded to question Spears court-appointed attorney and the legal team representing Jamie. Neither side had any comment on the leak.
It is unclear if the judge plans to take further action to try and figure out who was behind the leak of the confidential documents.
During the hearing, Britney made it crystal clear that she hates the conservatorship and doesn't like her father. The pop star wants him gone immediately and is begging for more control of her life.
Britney asked the court, "How come I was always threatened by my dad and anybody that participated in this conservatorship? If I don’t do this, what they tell me to enslave me to do, they’re gonna punish me."
"The last time I spoke to you by just keeping the conservatorship going, and also keeping my dad in the loop, made me feel like I was dead — like I didn’t matter, like nothing had been done to me, like you thought I was lying or something," she continued.
Britney spoke directly to the judge ending, "I’m telling you again, because I’m not lying. I want to feel heard. And I’m telling you this again, so maybe you can understand the depth and the degree and the damage that they did to me back then."