Britney Spears Speaks Out Against Conservatorship

Almost 13 years after the court-ordered conservatorship was put in place, superstar Britney Spears finally broke her silence in a court-hearing on Wednesday. The singer attended the hearing by phone and expressed her anger and frustration towards the conservatorship. 

Spears said that she was being forced to perform, take lithium, birth control, and medication against her will. “I was on tour in 2018. I was forced to. My own management could sue me if I didn’t follow through with the tour.”

Spears continued, “I was told right now in the conservatorship, I’m not able to get married or have a baby, I have a IUD inside of myself right now so I don’t get pregnant. I wanted to take the IUD out so I could start trying to have another baby, but this so-called team won’t let me go to the doctor.”

The singer also criticized her father, Jamie Spears, who is the conservator of her estimated $60 million estate since 2008. “My family didn’t do a goddamn thing. Anything that happened to me had to be approved by my dad,” she said.  

Spears pleaded Judge Brenda Penny to take her concerns seriously. “I just want my life back. It’s been 13 years and it’s enough, I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive” she said. Spears’ public fallout with her father and the conservatorship had made headlines earlier this year with the release of the documentary, ‘Framing Britney Spears.’

Spears ended her speech by saying, “This conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good. I deserve to have a life. I’ve worked my whole life. I deserve to have the same rights as anybody.”

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