Free at last! Britney Spears released from 13-year conservatorship – ‘Best day ever’
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The singer’s battle against her conservatorship came to an end on Friday as a judge in Los Angeles officially ended the guardianship set up by the 39-year-old’s father in 2008. The pop star had revealed earlier this year that her father controlled swathes of her private life including her finances, her right to get remarried or visits to her teenage sons.
A conservatorship is used for people who cannot make their own decisions and was put in place because of concerns about her mental health, as reported by the BBC.
“Her life was in shambles and she was in physical, emotional, mental and financial distress,” lawyers representing Jamie Spears said in earlier court filings.
Her father earlier said the system was “necessary”, but agreed it was time for her “to re-take control of her life.”
As fans gathered outside the courthouse in LA with “Free Britney” signs, they celebrated the singer’s official freedom with screams, glitter and songs.
“Good God I love my fans so much it’s crazy!!” tweeted Britney Spears herself.
“I think I’m gonna cry the rest of the day!
“Best day ever.
“Praise the Lord.
“Can I get an Amen?”
Her fiancé Sam Asghari reacted to the news too by posting a pink “freedom” sign on Instagram.
“History was made today. Britney is Free!” he wrote.
On Friday, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny ruled in favour of the singer’s request to end it, which was not opposed by any of the parties involved.
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As part of the ruling, Judge Penny said an accountant who served as a temporary conservator should retain some powers to settle ongoing financial issues.
A day before the capital court hearing, the singer shared a picture of herself wearing a #FreeBritney t-shirt, after the now historical campaign initiated by her fans.
“It’s a human right movement,” read the T-shirt.
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