Judge Terminates Britney Spears’ Conservatorship After 14 Years
On Friday afternoon, a California judge terminated Britney Spears’ conservatorship which had given her father near-total control of her fortune and body for 14 years.
“The conservatorship of the person and estate of Britney Jean Spears is no longer required,” Judge Linda Penny said.
Attorneys for Spears returned to court in Los Angeles to make their case for the termination.
The hearing was the first since her father, Jamie Spears, was removed as co-conservator back in August.
Spears’ wrote about the anticipation of her trial on Instagram.
“This week is gonna be very interesting for me,” she wrote earlier this week. “I haven’t prayed for something more in my life. I know I’ve said some things on my [Instagram] out of anger and I’m only human and I believe you’d feel the same way if you were me.”
In a now-deleted caption, the popstar shared how her father and mother have been controlling her life.
“My dad may have started the conservatorship but what people don’t know is that it is my mom (Lynne Spears) who gave him the idea,” she previously wrote on her Instagram. “I will never get those years back.”
The judge suspended the pop star’s father from the conservatorship and appointed a certified public accountant to serve as a temporary manager of her finances.
“This suspension is directly what Britney wanted, she does not want Jamie in her life,” the attorney said at the time.
In June, Spears made her first public comments regarding the conservatorship in court. She testified that the conservatorship was abusive and gave her father total control over her life, body, and mental health.
“This conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good,” Spears said in her statement. “I’ve lied and told the whole world I’m OK and I’m happy, it’s a lie. I thought just maybe I might become happy because I’ve been in denial. I’ve been in shock. I am traumatized.”
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