It has come to the public's attention that Spears is unhappy with the arrangement that is currently in place in which her father has control of her money and other aspects of her life. In court on Wednesday, Spears delivered an impassioned speech to the judge:
"I shouldn't be in a conservatorship if I can work. The laws need to change. I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive. I don't feel I can live a full life."
It's clear that Spears is anxious to get back to life without this conservatorship. Her father has controlled her life and finances since 2008.
"It's embarrassing and demoralizing what I've been through, and that's the main reason I didn't say it openly, I didn't think anyone would believe me. I'm not happy. I can't sleep. I'm so angry it's insane."
Back in April 2019, a group of concerned fans started the #FreeBritney movement which pushed for Spears's release from the conservatorship. The movement gained traction and there was even a documentary produced by the New York Times and released on Hulu entitled "Framing Britney Spears".
#FreeBritney Mission Statement
Spears went on to detail just how much control her father has on her life:
"I did AA for two years, I did three meetings a week. I met a bunch of women there and I'm not able to see my friends who live eight minutes away from me, which I find extremely strange. I feel like they're making me feel like I live in a rehab program. This is my home."
One of the more particularly disturbing revelations during Spears's testimony came to light towards the end:
"I was told right now under the conservatorship I am not able to get married or have a baby. I have an 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 the so-called 'team' won't let me go to the doctor to take it out because they don't want me to have any more children."
It seems that Spears is making great strides in her efforts to end her father's conservatorship. Many celebrities took to social media to show their support.
Pop sensation Mariah Carey sent her love to Spears.
Been saying it for years. FREE BRITNEY. I can’t believe this legal hostage situation. Poor kid was just talented. T… https://t.co/bQew8W8fcF— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@Jameela Jamil 🌈) 1624542517.0
Actor Jameela Jamil referred to the conservatorship as a "legal hostage situation" and joined the ranks of thousands of people screaming "FREE BRITNEY"
Bless Britney and I hope with my whole heart she is awarded freedom from this abusive system. She deserves it more… https://t.co/YWXnhM9WKE— h (@h) 1624485869.0
Singer-songwriter Halsey showed her support for Spears.
After what we saw today, we should all be supporting Britney at this time. Regardless of our past, good and bad,… https://t.co/gWSPZuGNkk— Justin Timberlake (@Justin Timberlake) 1624495286.0
Spears's longtime friend and collaborator Justin Timberlake came to her defense on Wednesday night.
As the #FreeBritney movement grows stronger, fans and supporters of Spears hope to see a change in the near future.
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