Britney Spears made rare public remarks during an inflammatory hearing today regarding her court-ordered guardianship controlled by her father Jamie Spears. While describing what has happened over the past 13 years, Spears has made it clear that she wants the guardianship ended and said she wants to sue her family.
“I have been in denial. I was in shock. I am traumatised. I just want my life back, ”Spears said, according to The New York Times. “I want to end the guardianship without having to be assessed. I shouldn’t be in a guardianship if I can work. The laws must change. I really believe that this tutelage is abusive.
Spears told the court she didn’t know she could apply for the end of the guardianship. “It’s embarrassing and demoralizing what I’ve been through, and that’s the main reason I haven’t said it openly,” she said. “I didn’t think anyone would believe me.”
“I haven’t been back to court for a long time because I don’t feel like I’ve been heard at any level,” she said, according to NBC News. Spears also claimed that many statements she made on her personal Instagram account were misleading: “After lying and telling the whole world I’m fine and I’m happy… I’m not fine I’m not happy. . , I can not sleep.
She also explained how a guardianship hampered her plans for her own life, saying she wished she had more children but an IUD was implanted against her will and she could not get permission to go. to a doctor and have it removed Rolling Stone Reports. She also said that she had been given lithium in the past eight years and compared her situation to forced labor and sex trafficking. “All I want is to own my money, and for this to end, and for my boyfriend to be able to drive me in his car,” Spears said.
Jamie Spears’ lawyer Vivian Lee Thoreen read this statement in response: “He is sorry to see his daughter suffer and suffer so much. Mr. Spears loves his daughter and misses her very much.
Spears was placed under court-ordered guardianship in 2008. Guardianship was the subject of the documentary Framing Britney Spears earlier this year. Today’s hearing has been widely anticipated by those following the case since Judge Brenda Penny granted Spears’ request in April. A new New York Times report released yesterday indicated Britney had been pushing back her father’s role as a behind-the-scenes curator for years.
This article was originally published on June 23 at 4:41 p.m. Central. It was last updated on June 23 at 5:26 PM Central.