Britney Spears claims her father admitted her into mental facility and forced her to take drugs against her will

Britney Spears claims her father admitted her into mental facility and forced her to take drugs against her will

It seems that Britney Spears has decided to take a stand for herself and has now become a part of the #FreeBritney Movement as she confirmed what fans have believed all along.

After her conservatorship hearing on Friday, May 10, it has come to light that we do not know everything about the singer's case. According to TMZ, Britney told the judge that her father committed her to a mental health facility a month ago against her will and also forced her to take drugs. It is said that her mother Lynne Spears' lawyer also echoed the allegation. 

In the spotlight for the past few months, Britney spent 30 days at an L.A. mental health facility after she rapidly began going downhill. She allegedly stopped taking the drugs that kept her stable after they stopped working and doctors have been unable to find the right combination.  According to reports, her father Jamie Spears does not have the power under the conservatorship to either commit Britney against her will or to administer her with drugs against her will.

A mental health facility that accepted an adult patient against that patient's will when the conservator did not have such power would be committing a crime. The singer apparently wants more freedom but the judge ordered Spears to undergo a 730 expert evaluation, a competency examination usually issued for children in divorce cases, according to another report. She is also reportedly looking to end her 11-year-old conservatorship under her father.

Singer Britney Spears attends the announcement of her new residency, "Britney: Domination" at Park MGM on October 18, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Spears will perform 32 shows at Park Theater at Park MGM starting in February 2019 (Getty Images)

The #FreeBritney movement gained traction on social media after rumors about the singer being held at a facility without her consent spread like wildfire. At the beginning of the year, there were reports that she would be taking an "indefinite" break from her work owing to her father Jamie Spears' illness. She had informed fans that she would be canceling her 'Domination' residency tour as well since she wanted to put family first.


Then in April, news of her checking into a mental health facility overnight surfaced and the singer took to her social media to confirm that she would be taking time off for some "Me time". On April 25, Spears checked out of the "all-encompassing wellness facility" where she was being treated. Prior to checking out of the facility, Britney also went on to assure her fans that she was doing okay after there were reports of her being held there against her will. During this entire journey, Spears' fans have been right by the singer's side, with some of them even turning up at the conservatorship hearing.

The next hearing in Spears' conservatorship was scheduled for September 18.

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