The dramatic request at a Los Angeles listening to got here together with her first phrases in open court docket within the conservatorship in its 13-year existence.
Spears known as the conservatorship “abusive,” and condemned her father and the others who’ve managed it.
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“I wish to finish this conservatorship with out being evaluated,” Spears mentioned in a protracted, emotional and typically profane speech, through which she condemned the authorized association and her father, who has managed it for many of its existence.
“This conservatorship is doing me far more hurt than good,” she mentioned. “I need to have a life.”
Spears mentioned she needs to marry her boyfriend and have a child, however the conservatorship will not permit her to.
About 100 followers from the so known as #FreeBritney motion gathered exterior the courthouse earlier than the listening to, holding indicators that learn “Free Britney now!” and “Get out of Britney’s life!”
Jennifer Preston, 33, crossed the nation from Richmond, Virginia, to be exterior the listening to as a result of, she says, “I am a mother and I am a fan.”
“We’re right here to listen to what she has to say,” Preston mentioned. “She’s been handled like a baby for the final 13 years, she hasn’t had management of her life or her funds, though she’s clearly succesful sufficient to do these issues.”
Spears spoke in court docket remotely by telephone.
Her court-appointed lawyer, Samuel Ingham III, made a request for the pop star to deal with the court docket at an April listening to. He mentioned Spears has not formally requested him to file a petition to finish the conservatorship.
Britney Spears has spoken in court docket within the conservatorship earlier than, however the courtroom was at all times cleared and transcripts sealed.
The final time she was recognized to have addressed the choose was in Could 2019.
Spears has since requested larger transparency from the court docket since then, and Penny has allowed much more to stay public.
The conservatorship was put in place as she underwent a psychological well being disaster in 2008. She has credited it with saving her from monetary damage and holding her a high flight pop star.
Her father and his attorneys have emphasised that she and her fortune, which court docket data put at greater than $50 million, stay weak to fraud and manipulation. Below the regulation, the burden could be on Spears to show she is competent to be launched and free to make her personal decisions.
Related Press Author Amanda Lee Myers contributed.
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