Britney Spears Has Spoken Out About Her Conservatorship For The First Time
"I just want my life back"
The masses have been campaigning for it for years, and the #freeBritney movement finally has lift-off, as Britney Spears has addressed her ‘abusive’ conservatorship in court this week.
Since her emotional breakdown in 2008, Britney’s father, Jamie, has had full legal control of his daughter’s life and finances. What was originally filed as a temporary conservatorship has lasted for over 13 years, and having undergone rehabilitation for her mental health, Britney is now demanding her life back.
Sharing what is believed to have been a 20-minute-long, emotionally charged, speech in the courtroom yesterday, Britney outlined the unfair treatment she has been receiving under this agreement.
“I just want my life back. It’s been 13 years and it’s enough,” Britney began.
“I’m not happy. I can’t sleep. I’m so angry. It’s insane”
“I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive. I want changes, I deserve changes”
“My dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship, including my management…they should be in jail.”
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The New York Times have obtained details and documents which give a better insight into Britney’s situation, citing that the 39-year-old has been trying to cease her arrangement, behind the scenes, for a number of years.
The documents detail the strict rules and regulations Britney has been living under, where she must perform, at her father’s request, and receive an allowance of $2,000 while her father earns double.
Speaking about the tyranny in her court statement, Britney listed the devasting fact that she has been denied bodily autonomy, with an IUD inserted to prevent her from becoming pregnant.
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“I have an IUD in my body right now that won’t let me have a baby, and my conservators won’t let me go to the doctor to take it out”
Britney is currently in a relationship with Iranian model, Sam Asghari, whom she wishes to marry and have children with but is unable to due to the conservatorship. Giving one final plea to the judge, Britney concluded:
“I’d like to be able to share my story with the world. I want to be able to be heard. By making me keep this in for so long, it’s not good for my heart. It concerns me I’m not allowed to be able to heard. I have the right to use my voice. My attorney says I can’t let the public know what they did to me.
“I shouldn’t be able to be in a conservatorship. The laws need to change. Ma’am, I’ve worked since I was 17 years old. I can’t go somewhere unless I meet someone every week in an office. I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive, but ma’am there are a thousand conservatorships that are abusive as well. I want to end the conservatorship.”
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