Who is Vivian Thoreen? Lawyer featured in Framing Britney Spears

Eve Edwards February 6, 2021
Who is Vivian Thoreen? Lawyer featured in Framing Britney Spears
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American lawyer Vivian Thoreen was featured in the documentary Framing Britney Spears. But who is Vivian Thoreen?

The case of Britney Spears’ conservatorship has turned into an internet movement known as “#FreeBritney“. Spears’ infamous breakdown in 2007 resulted in the pop star’s hospitalisation then a stay in rehab. Britney’s father James Spears became her legal conservator in 2008.

Spears’ legal battle with her father is the subject of the documentary TV series “The New York Times Presents.” The film, titled “Framing Britney Spears” premiered on FX and Hulu on 5 February 2021.

But who is Vivian Thoreen in relation to the Britney Spears conservatorship case?

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Who is Vivian Thoreen?

Vivian Lee Thoreen is a lawyer and partner at Los Angeles-based law firm Holland & Knight. She is a litigator and trial attorney who specialises in estate, conservatorship and guardianship matters for families and individuals.

Thoreen obtained a BA in Linguistics at Stanford University. She stayed at Stanford for her MA in Sociology. Thoreen then studied at UCLA School of Law.

Involvement with Britney Spears case

Vivian Thoreen is the lawyer for James “Jamie” Spears.

This is in regard to the legal case Britney Spears has made to remove her father as the conservator of her estate. The case was denied in November 2020.

Vivian Thoreen has reportedly been involved with the case since the conservatorship began in 2008.

Britney fans react to Vivian Thoreen

Following Vivian Thoreen’s interview in Framing Britney Spears, the documentary editors added the information:

“Shortly after filming this interview, Vivian Thoreen rejoined the conservatorship legal team representing Jamie Spears.”

This did not go down well with Framing Britney Spears viewers who took to Twitter to share their frustration. One viewer tweeted: “Why would she go back to Jamie’s side after doing that interview”

Another added: “the way they just EXPOSED vivian for being pro jamie spears right before cutting to a commercial lmao i LOVE this”

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