The unelected California judge who denied Britney Spears's request for freedom is a registered Democrat, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.
The Honorable Brenda Penny, who sits on the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, is a registered Democrat who donated thousands to former president Barack Obama during the 2008 and 2012 campaign cycles. The Democrat judge rejected a motion on Wednesday to remove Spears's father as conservator of the pop legend's $60 million estate. The decision came a week after Britney delivered bombshell testimony, alleging she has been forced to perform and medicated against her will as a result of the "abusive" conservatorship.
"I just want my life back," Spears told the judge. Penny, who was appointed to the bench by former governor Jerry Brown (D., Calif.) in 2018, refused to honor that request. The judge's decision, while controversial, was in keeping with the Democratic Party's historic opposition to personal freedom.
Following her appointment, Penny was reelected by default in March 2020 after the state canceled her primary and general elections because she was the only candidate to file.
The judge's son, Prentice Penny, is a minor celebrity in the entertainment industry. He has worked on hit television shows such as Insecure, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Scrubs. Prentice is an active social media user who has defended his mother from criticism from #FreeBritney advocates.
"Imagine being in a pandemic and living your own life and being unconcerned with something that has nothing to do with you," Penny replied to Twitter user @TM_TX82. "Instead of tweeting me, tweet Brittany daddy. He actually got something to do with this."
The younger Penny, who has also donated money to Democratic candidates, has repeatedly suggested that God is a Democrat who punishes his political opponents. For example, he wrote that Meghan McCain's recently announced departure from The View was an example of "Gawd showing OWT." In response to the arrest of Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization's chief financial officer, Penny wrote, "God is my savior, he know what I want."