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Britney’s Lawyer Celebrated Her Freedom with Steak and Tequila

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 29: Britney Spears' attorney Mathew Rosengart speaks to the press and #FreeBritney activists after a hearing in which Spears' father, Jamie Spears, was removed by a judge as conservator of her estate at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse on September 29, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Spears was placed in a conservatorship managed by her father, Jamie Spears, and an attorney, which controls her assets and business dealings, following her involuntary hospitalization for mental care in 2008. Spears and her father have asked the court to remove him from his role in the conservatorship. (Photo by Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images)
Matthew Belloni
November 14, 2021

The man who made #FreeBritney a reality hasn’t slept much in four months. He’s worked almost non-stop. He’s lost 10 pounds. So I’m happy to report that Mathew Rosengart took his wife, the publicist Mara Buxbaum, and some friends (including Jeff Ross, Conan O’Brien’s longtime producer) to the Polo Lounge in Beverly Hills on Friday night, hours after an L.A. judge terminated Britney Spears’ infamous conservatorship. Rosengart had a steak and some Don Julio.        

I’ve known Mat for years, care of his legal work for clients like Sean Penn and Casey Affleck, and I predicted back in July that the former federal prosecutor would run circles around the clowns controlling Spears’ life for the past 13 years. Even so, his success was surprisingly swift and total, leveraging Jamie Spears with the threat of sitting for a deposition and responding to interrogatories. Jamie quickly petitioned to end the entire conservatorship rather than answer probing questions about his role in it.