Britney Spears asks judge to end conservatorship, saying: "I just want my life back"
Britney Spears on Wednesday urged a judge to end the conservatory, which has been overseeing her whereabouts and finances for the past 13 years, calling it "abusive," according to the AP.
Find out quick: the singer has lived under a twin-track conservatory in California since 2008 that covers her person and assets when she experienced a psychological episode. Her father, James Spears, then petitioned the court for authority over his daughter.
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Confidential court records obtained from the New York Times showed Britney Spears raised concerns about her father's role back in 2014.
James Spears and his attorneys said his role was still necessary as the performer's money was vulnerable to "fraud and manipulation," AP reports.
"Under the law, [Britney] Spears would bear the burden of proving she was competent before the case could end," per AP.
The big picture: In her first public address since beginning her Conservatory, Spears said, "I haven't been in court because I don't think I was heard at any level when I came to my last time in court."
“It's embarrassing and demoralizing what I've been through and that's the main reason I didn't say it openly. I didn't think anyone would believe me. "
"This conservatory does me much more harm than good," he added: "I deserve to have a life."
“I refused. I was in shock. I'm traumatized, ”said Spears.
"I want to quit this conservatory without getting graded," she noted on the AP.
“I shouldn't be in a conservatory when I can work. The laws need to be changed, ”added the New York Times singer.
Our thought bubble on Axios' Sara Fischer: The #FreeBritney movement went viral after the New York Times documentary, but it gained momentum for years thanks to superfans who went online.
Britney's Instagram presence has been the subject of much speculation, with fans suggesting she was sending secret messages through her conservatories, although there was no evidence to back it up.
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