I just want my life back: Britney Spears appeals to end 13-year-long abusive 'conservatorship' at court hearing

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Since 2008, Britney Spears' finances and personal life have been largely managed by her father, Jamie Spears, after her public breakdown over a decade ago. Britney has hardly spoken about the controversial conservatorship battle and now, the pop singer, on Wednesday, asked a judge to end the conservatorship that has controlled her life and money for 13 years. Calling the conservatorship 'abusive', she condemned her father and the others who have controlled it.

In an emotional message, Britney said, "I just want my life back." She further added, "I’m not here to be anyone’s slave." "c. I’m not happy, I can’t sleep. I’m so angry and I cry every day,” Britney shared. She told the judge, "I want to end this conservatorship without being evaluated." The pop star stated, "This conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good. I deserve to have a life.” 

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In her statement, she said, "I’ve lied and told the whole world “I’m okay. And I’m happy.” It’s a lie. I thought I just maybe I said that enough. Because I’ve been in denial." Expressing desire to marry her boyfriend and have children, Britney said, "I feel like they’re making me feel like I live in a rehab program. This is my home. I’d like for my boyfriend to be able to drive me in his car. And I want to meet with a therapist once a week, not twice a week. And I want him to come to my home. I would like to progressively move forward and I want to have the real deal, I want to be able to get married and have a baby. I was told right now in the conservatorship, I’m not able to get married or have a baby, I have a IUD inside of myself right now so I don’t get pregnant. 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 any more children. So basically, this conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good."

The judge appreciated Britney for coming out about the abuse and her problems. 

(Source: Variety)

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