#FreeBritney: Everything you need to know about the 'conspiracy'

Spears finally addresses the court and asks to end the "abusive" conservatorship

Stars Insider

24/06/21 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Britney spears

A movement has formed, largely without the involvement of the Princess of Pop herself, calling to #FreeBritney from the legal shackles placed on her when she was at her lowest. For a decade now, fans have been growing increasingly concerned for her health and safety, particularly after having been placed under a legal conservatorship since 2008, giving her father power over all her finances. Theories have since been circulating the Internet due to the strange content the singer has been posting on social media, and other celebrities, as well as her family members, have made comments about the growing movement.

The conservatorship has been a hot topic as the court decided her father will remain as her conservator despite the fact that she has made it clear she does not want him to be, and interest in her case has only increased with the bombshell documentary 'Framing Britney Spears.' 

On June 23, Spears finally had the chance to speak for her herself. Breaking years of silence, the pop star addressed the court directly in a public hearing. Her 20 minute speech revealed her anguish and suffering, and gave a withering criticism of the conservatorship. Spears described the situation as abusive and told the judge that she cries every day. "After I've lied and told the whole world I'm OK and I'm happy...I'm not OK. I'm not happy, I can't sleep." She claimed that she had been forced to take lithium, a medication used to treat bipolar disorder, against her will, and had been subjected to countless other traumatizing indignities.  

Spears stated that her father and his team had already exploited her enough and taken away her rights. She said she wanted to take a break from work because she'd been working all her life. Spears also said that she wanted to marry her long-term boyfriend, Sam Asghari, and have another baby, but the conservatorship didn't allow her the choice to have her IUD removed. Spears ultimately requested that the conservatorship is finally ended, without her needing further evaluation.

The #FreeBritney movement started out as a conspiracy theory, but it looks like the reality is worse than anyone expected. Click through to find out all the details.

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