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The #freebritney Movement Intensifies with Heartbreaking Testimony

On Wednesday, June 23rd, international icon Britney Spears made it clear she would like to end her 13-year conservatorship in court, passionately pleading her case to Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny.

Britney 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.

Her conservatorship began in 2008, and since then has not spoken publicly on her own. The 39 year old publicly 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.

“I am not here to be anyone’s slave,” Spears stated.

“I’ve lied and told the whole world I’m okay and I’m happy, […] If I said that enough, maybe I’d become happy. I’m in shock. I’m traumatized. I’m so angry it’s insane. […] I’m scared of people. I don’t trust people with what I’ve been through, […] It’s not okay to force me to do anything I don’t want to do. […] I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive. I don’t feel like I can live a full life.”

Despite growing close to her court-appointed attorney,  Samuel D. Ingham III, Spears also requested to pick her own legal representation going forward. At the end of the hearing, Judge Penny informed Spears and her legal team that a petition to end her conservatorship would be needed to move forward. All parties agreed to schedule the next court appearance offline.

The full testimony has been leaked online, and you can listen to her own words, straight from the source, here.


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