We all know Britney Spears; we have danced to her, copied her style, and loved her. She was and still is an icon. Well, currently, she is not happy with her life and wants freedom. Here is what all you should know about the ‘Britney Spears Conservatorship’.
Her career life has been in the hands of her dad for 13 years; moreover, she is fed up now. She has asked the court to give her life and freedom back to her. Back in 2008, Britney faced a public mental health crisis, and her career was given in the guidance of her rightful guardians in an agreement called conservatorship. The court typed a settlement that made her father, Jamie Spears, control her estates and life.
However, she later tried to remove her dad from controlling her life and assets, and that’s when a movement started by her fans, flooding social media with hashtags #FreeBritney. After the documentary’s release in 2021, ‘Framing Britney Spears,’ the whole incident has come into notice, where the story revolves around the dispute between her and her legal guardian.
What is Britney Spears Conservatorship Exactly?
There are times when an individual goes through mental illness or problems like dementia, and for those, the court grants an agreement called conservatorship. The court had given Britney Spears Conservatorship to his father in 2008.
Talking about Britney’s conservatorship, it was divided into two aspects. The first one was control over her estate and financial affair and the second part was control over her aspects of life. According to the legal authorities, the agreement is still running, and Spears still has no control over her finances.
However, Around 2019, Britney’s dad Jamie had to control her personal life and was replaced by Jodi Montogomery, who is now her care professional and takes control of her mental state. In the name of the court, the replacement was temporary but, Britney requested to make it permanent.
What did Britney Do That Made Her Sign the Conservatory Agreement?
Things started happening in 2007, around the time after she was divorced from Kevin Federline and lost custody of both her kids.
Britney was seen acting up, and many public incidents also took place that raised a concern regarding her life and mental health. The news was flashing with bald Britney hitting a car by her umbrella also.
She was even hospitalized two times in 2008 in a psychiatric department after an incident took place where she was seen denying to give her kids, and the cops were forced to take her to the hospital. Her mental health was the main reason why she lost custody of her kids.
What is This New Campaign? And, How is it Related to Britney Spears Conservatorship?
The movement is not new; it started in 2009 when she first lost control over her finances and life. According to New York records, the fans began the campaign in support of Britney from a fan site in 2009 in the name of #FreeBritney.
Later in 2019, Britney was enrolled in a mental health care center after she was seen cancelling her residency from las Vegas.
She checked into the health center as she was fed up with the control and cited her father’s illness, and that is when the campaign kicked off again all over the internet.
However, her fans did everything they could. Many even signed a petition that had around 10000 signatures of people who were in support of Britney. The petition was later submitted to the WHite house in request to end Britney’s conservatorship. Supporters were also seen outside the court hearing standing together in support of her.
Other than her supporting fans, many celebrities also joined hands to express their emotion to help Britney. The stars included Miley Cyrus, Paris Hilton, Bette Midler. If you also want to do something to support her, sign up for the petition.
What All Does Britney Wants to Say?
According to our authentic sources, we got to know that last year Britney send her lawyer to request a hearing to ‘the court directly’ regarding her conservatorship agreement. Below is the gist of what happened in the court.
In the much-awaited hearing in Los Angeles, Britney directly asked to end the “abusive” conservatorship. Therefore, she wants to liver her life, get married, and have more children.
“I want to end this conservatorship without being evaluated,” Spears told the court in an emotional 20-minute address.
Spears condemned the arrangement, saying it forced her to use birth control to prevent her from getting pregnant.
“This conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good,” she said, speaking remotely. “I deserve to have a life.”
The judge said her lawyer could file a formal petition to end the conservatorship.
Following the testimony, her father’s lawyer said he is “sorry to see his daughter suffering and in so much pain.”
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