Last week, Britney Spears’ supporters got the news they were all waiting for. After fourteen years, Britney Spears is free from her conservatorship.
According to Sydney Morning Herald, Spears had argued for months that she should be free with her money and assets.
Finally, Judge Brenda Penny ruled in Spears’ favour.
As of today, the conservatorship of the person and estate of Britney Jean Spears is hereby terminated.
In June, Spears spoke passionately at a hearing. She slammed the restrictions against her as “abusive”. Spears demanded that the restrictions end without another mental assessment.
Events started turning in Spears’ favour
Despite scepticism from legal experts, the judge granted Spears the right to choose her own lawyer. Spears chose Matthew Rosengart. This turned out to be a great choice.
Rosengart’s first goal was to have Spears’ father, James Spears, removed from the conservatorship. His next goal was to scrap the conservatorship completely.
Rosengart and his team also investigated James Spears. They found mismanagement of Spears’ finances. He told Britney that she could pursue legal action. He also suggested that the New York Times’ documentary allegations that a listening device was placed in Britney Spears’ room be investigated.
James Spears’ lawyers attacked Rosgengart’s allegations as impossible. They insisted that Mr. Spears had only acted in Spears’ best interests.
Spears’ rights taken away
In 2008, the battle between Britney Spears and her father began.
Spears alleged that her father had forced her into a psychiatric ward. People exaggerated Spears’ mental health symptoms.
Spears also told the court that nurses had invaded her privacy. She alleged that nurses forced her to take Lithium, a medication commonly used to treat bipolar, schizophrenia and depression.
In addition, a judge granted James Spears conservatorship on potentially dubious grounds. The behaviour of the judge was questionable at least.
And the kicker: despite forced psychiatric visits, etc, Mr. Spears still had Britney performing.
Campaigns on social media
YouTuber, Michael Sloan Hooks (aka Sl04n), has tirelessly exposed the corruption behind Spears’ court cases. He also exposed how Spears has been betrayed by her father, sister, Jamie Lynn Spears and former business manager, Lou M Taylor.
#FreeBritney gained momentum on Twitter in 2019. To this day, people are still using the hashtag. Britney has publicly thanked the people behind the #FreeBritney campaign, saying that it saved her life.
An injustice that shouldn’t have happened
I’ve never been a big Britney Spears fan. However, I have followed this fight a bit and am glad that justice for Britney has prevailed.
There’s no doubt in my mind that Britney Spears has been repeatedly exploited and betrayed by those she should have been able to trust.
Claims of her mental health and institutionalisation was a farce. It was used as an excuse to have all her rights and property taken away.
I hope that Britney can live her life in peace, now. I hope she can live her life happily, the way she wants.
Have you followed the #FreeBritney movement? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.