Britney Spears spoke on her own behalf today (June 23) in a hearing on her 13 year restrictive conservatorship. And the details are horrifying. Speaking virtually via telephone to a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, the singer details a situation akin to slavery or sex trafficking.
Here are the major takeaways from the hearing:
“I would honestly like to be able to sue my family,” Britney said. “After I’ve told the whole world I’m OK, it’s a lie. I’m not happy, I can’t sleep, I’m depressed, I cry every day.”
“I shouldn’t be in a conservatorship if I can work and provide money for myself and pay other people,” Britney said. “The laws should change.”
“All I want is to own my money, for this to end, and my boyfriend to drive me in his f****** car,” she said. (Britney’s boyfriend is Sam Asghari whom she’s been dating since 2016).
Britney wants another baby, but is not allowed to remove her IUD
“I have a (IUD) inside of myself right now so I don’t get pregnant,” she said. “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.”
After failing a psych test, Britney was forced to go to rehab: ““I cried on the phone for an hour, and he [Britney’s father Jamie Spears] loved every minute of it,” she said. “The control he had… to hurt his own daughter, 100,000 percent, he loved it.”
Her management forced her to work, forced medications she didn’t want
Britney tried to refuse a residency in Las Vegas, and within days, she was told by her therapist that she was “not cooperating” in her rehearsals and not taking her medications. She told the judge the therapist then immediately put her on lithium, which made her feel like she was “drunk” and scared. She has no control over her treatment, or the medications she takes.
The singer alleges that her management forced her to perform for years on end without a break.
I want my life back, Britney says
“It is my wish and dream for all of this to end. I want my life back,” Britney said. “I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive … I want to end the conservatorship without being evaluated. I want to petition to end the conservatorship.”
“I haven’t been back to court in a long time because I don’t feel like I was heard on any level,” she told the court.
Jamie Spears made a brief statement: “Mr. Spears is sorry to see his daughter suffering and in so much pain. Mr. Spears loves his daughter and her sister very much,” the attorney said.
Currently, the conservatorship is run by Britney’s father, Jamie Spears and a financial institution, Bessemer Trust.