The singer, Britney Spears broke her silence in a hearing on Wednesday regarding her court-ordered conservatorship which has been abusive. The pop-star Britney requested to Judge Brenda Penny to speak out about the arrangement. The singer attended the hearing virtually and spoke for more than 20 minutes as she read from her penned notes.
She said that she had been drugged, forced to perform, was given no privacy and was made to use birth control, take medication and attend therapy sessions against her will. Britney stated, “This conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good. I deserve to have a life, I’ve worked my whole life. I deserve to have a two to three-year break.”
The pop superstar’s finances and personal affairs have been controlled by the conservatorship under her father, Jamie Spears since 2008 when she suffered a series of mental breakdowns. Since then he has been largely overseen her life and career though Spears has been trying to oust him from the role.
Spears is in a relationship with Iranian actor and model Sam Asghari. She told the court that she wants to get married and have a baby. But, Jamie's conservatorship forced her to use birth control to prevent getting pregnant.
After hearing her testimony, Judge Penny appreciated her for speaking out and said, “I certainly am sensitive to everything you said and how you’re feeling and I know it took a lot of courage for you to say what you had to say.”
Spears’s lawyer, Sam Ingham said that she has not officially told him to file a formal request to end the conservatorship. Various celebrities like Mariah Carey and Halsey and other openly supported her on Twitter and fans have given their support to the #FreeBritney movement.