Britney Spears made it clear she would like to end her 13-year conservatorship in court on Wednesday afternoon (June 23), passionately pleading her case to Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny.
“I am not here to be anyone’s slave,” Spears stated.
The 39-year-old pop star spoke publicly to the court for the first time since her conservatorship began in 2008 and chastised her family and management for taking advantage of her for years and exploiting the situation for their own financial gain. Spears said her management overworked her for years and that “they should be in jail” for the way they treated her. Spears went as far as to liken her experience to being sex trafficked.
Spears, who said she brought four pages of written notes for the hearing, had the harshest criticism for her father, Jamie Spears, who had power over her life choices from 2008-2019. He now sees to her financial affairs alongside estate management firm Bessemer Trust. Britney referred to Jamie as her “ignorant father,” whom she claims reveled in his control over his daughter after she cried on the phone to him for an hour.
According to Britney, this is the first time she has spoken to the court in two years because she felt she was not listened to the last time she appeared. She says she didn’t think anyone would believe her if she came forward with her story of being “abused” by medical professionals and taken advantage of by those who were making money off of her. Now, the pop star demanded to be heard by the court and asked to terminate her conservatorship without additional evaluation.
More to come…