Britney Spears has made an impassioned appeal to a Los Angeles Court begging them to release her from an abusive conservatorship which is controlled by her father.
“I just want my life back. I’ve been in shock. I am traumatised”
She also said she wants the conservatorship, which she feels is abusive, to end without having to be evaluated.
She also said when she said she was okay in Instagram posts she shared over the past year,
“I was in denial.”
Shortly after her statement, the court recessed, and after its return, the transmission was stopped.
RiP would like to thank BritneyonLine providing a full recording of Britney’s statement to the court.
(Note: Britney begins to address the court at 08:19m)
Here’s a PDF you can download of her entire statement
Wednesday’s hearing came after years of near-silence from the singer.
Earlier this month the New York Times published a report detailing private legal documents which clearly state that Britney has been trying to end the conservatorship for several years.
The documents also detail Britney’s claims of mismanagement by her father and the extreme legal costs she’s been forced to pay.
Britney Spears expressed concerns over having her father as her conservator as early as 2014, according to newly unearthed court records reported by The New York Times on Tuesday.
According to newly unearthed court records, Spears’ court-appointed lawyer Samuel D. Ingham III said (in 2014) that the singer had expressed grave concerns about her father’s drinking and had a “shopping list” of grievances against him.
Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, was appointed as Spears’ conservator in 2008 following high profile and very public struggles with her personal life, substance abuse, and mental health.
According to records obtained by the New York Times a court investigator wrote in 2016 that Britney Spears:
“Articulated that she feels the conservatorship has become an oppressive and controlling tool against her.”
And in 2019, Spears also told a court investigator that she had been forced to stay in a mental health facility and to perform against her will.
Last year, Ingham told a judge that Spears was “afraid” of her father.
Spears’ career and conservatorship was the subject of “Framing Britney Spears,” a New York Times documentary that aired earlier this year.
A lawyer for Spears told the court earlier this year that she requested the hearing on an “expedited basis.”
Spears has been largely mum in public about the conservatorship.
There is much we don’t know about the conservatorship. Many of the court records are sealed, despite the best efforts of passionate fans who can be quite dogged in their investigating.
Ms. Spears almost never speaks publicly about the case, save for a 2008 MTV documentary in which she cried and compared her circumstances to a jail sentence with no end.
It is almost impossible to interview her freely.
More than a decade into the conservatorship, Britney reduced to her cryptic posts on her Instagram feed in order to to try and scrutinise her life.
In May Britney posted this to her Instagram in which she referred the “many documentaries” which have been made about her.
Here are some of the #FreeBritney activists protesting outside the Courthouse during the conservatorship hearing on April 27, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
Anonymous hopes you have understood the horror which Britney is going through right now and if any of you can help her please do so.
Let me leave you with one of Britney’s biggest hits.
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