Britney Spears calls for END to 'abusive' conservatorship, claims she wants to 'sue' family
Britney Spears appeared in court and gave testimony regarding her controversial conservatorship for the first time on Wednesday, June 23. The singer has been living under her father, James Parnell Spears' conservatorship for more than a decade. She entered into the conservatorship at the height of her mental health struggles in 2008. The court placed Britney under James' conservatorship temporarily first and later made it permanent, giving the latter complete control of her assets.
Britney wanted to remove her father as her conservator since 2016. In 2019, the singer announced a temporary hiatus from her career until she freed herself of her father's conservatorship. Britney had requested to address the court directly in April.
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The singer addressed the court by video conferencing. Her dad, James and mom Lynn, also joined in. During the hearing, Britney said, "They’ve done a good job at exploiting my life. So I feel like it should be an open court hearing and they should listen to what I have to say. A lot has happened since two years ago, the last time I was in court. I don’t think I was heard on any level when I came to court last time." She added, "After I’ve told the whole world I’m okay, it’s a lie. I’m not happy and I can’t sleep. I’m depressed. I cry every day. It’s my wish and dream for all of this to end. I want my life back. I’ve been in denial. I’ve been in shock. I am traumatized. I want to end the conservatorship without having to be evaluated. I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive."
In further allegations, Britney claimed that her conservator 'won't let her' grow her family. The singer said she wants to marry and take out her IUD to have another baby. "I wanted to take the (IUD) out so I could start trying to have another baby, but this so-called team won’t let me go to the doctor to take it out, because they don’t want me to have children. So basically this conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good. I deserve to have a life," a furious Britney said. The singer also noted that she is "not a slave" and that she is "so angry" she wants to "sue" her family for years of "abuse."
“All I want is to own my money, for this to end, and my boyfriend to drive me in his fucking car,” she said.
Britney mentioned that she does not want further medical evaluation and wants out of the conservatorship. The singer spoke uninterrupted for 24 minutes, telling Judge Brenda Penny that she wants her own attorney and that she wants to scale back her therapy appointments. She told Judge Brenda of an episode where she said she had failed a psych test, after which her father, Jamie, ordered her to go to a rehab program. “I cried on the phone for an hour, and he loved every minute of it,” she said. “The control he had… to hurt his own daughter, 100,000 percent, he loved it.” Variety reports that she also said that her “ignorant father” and others who are involved in the conservatorship “should be in jail.”
Britney already has two kids Sean, 15, and Jayden, 14, with ex-husband Kevin Federline. They were married from 2004-2007. She's currently in a relationship with Sam Asghari, 27, since 2016.