Britney Spears Asks Court to End Conservatorship
Pop music superstar Britney Spears asked a Los Angeles County Superior Court on Wednesday to dissolve the court-ordered conservatorship which granted her father Jaime Spears total control over her finances, performance schedule, and personal life.
Although her father stepped down as conservator in 2019, Spears has been denied the right to life live on her own terms. The conservatorship has also prevented her from marrying her boyfriend Sam Asghari, having additional children, and has even led to Spears being hospitalized and medicated against her will.
“The last time I spoke to you, it made me feel like I was dead, like I didn’t matter, like you thought I was lying. I’m not lying, so that maybe you understand the depth and degree, I deserve changes,” Spears, 39, told Judge Brenda Penny.
“I want to be able to get married and have a baby. I was told I can’t get married. I have an IUD inside me but this so-called team won’t let me go to the doctor to remove it because they don’t want me to have any more children. This conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good,” an emotional Spears explained while hundreds of supporters staged a Free Britney rally outside.
“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,” Spears said.
“I deserve to have a two to three-year break. I feel open, and I’m OK to talk to you about this. I feel ganged up on, bullied, left out, and alone. I’m tired of feeling alone,” she added. “I deserve to have the same rights, having a child or any of those things.”