Britney Spears, 39, has spoken out and begged a judge to end the horrid controversial guardianship, that has given her father, James Spears, 68, control of her whole life and affairs since 2008, during a court hearing on Wednesday, June 23.
“I just want my life back. It’s been 13 years and it’s enough,” Britney Spears told the Judge in a 20-minute video link address as diehard Britney fans chanted their support outside the courtroom
The 39-year-old popstar’s finances and personal life have been managed by her father, Jamie Spears since her highly public breakdown more than a decade ago, leading some fans to launch a #FreeBritney online campaign in recent years.
During her address, Britney barely stopped to catch her breath as she spilt the details of the legal arrangement that had left her “traumatised” and “depressed.”
“I’m not happy. I can’t sleep. I’m so angry. It’s insane,” she said, adding that she cries every day.
“I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive. I want changes, I deserve changes,” Britney pleaded to Judge Brenda Penny.
The singer has rarely spoken directly about the guardianship but her lawyer Samuel Ingham said in April that Britney Spears wanted to directly address the court, resulting in the hearing.
Judge Penny thanked the pop star for her “courageous” words but made no rulings. A long legal process is likely before any decision is made on terminating the conservatorship.