American pop singer Britney Spears on Wednesday asked a judge to end the court conservatory that has controlled her life and money since 2008.
The dramatic demand at an audition in Los Angeles, California came with his first words in open court at the conservatory during his 13-year existence.
Spears called the conservative “abusive,” and condemned the father and others who controlled him.
“I just want my life behind me,” he said. “I’m not here to be anyone’s slave.”
“I am just happy to be free. I’m not happy, I can’t sleep, ”she said,“ I’m so angry and cry every day, ”she added.
“I want to end this conservatory without being evaluated,” Spears said by phone in a long, emotional and sometimes profane speech, in which he condemned the legal agreement and his father, who controlled it for most of it. its existence.
“This conservatory does me more harm than good,” he said. “I deserve to have a life.”
The former teenage teenager said she wanted to get married again and have a child. But she said she has a contraceptive device that she wants to remove, but is not allowed to go to the doctor “because they don’t want me to have children.”
“All I want is to own my money and that’s why it ends and that my friend can drive me in his f *** ing car,” Spears said.
In the written speech that lasted more than 20 minutes, Spears revealed many details that have been carefully guarded for years by the court.
When an attorney representing her curator said the hearing and transcript should be kept sealed if private medical information were to be disclosed, Spears yelled at her to say her words should be made public.
“They interfere with my life, so I feel like I should be in an open court hearing and have to listen and hear what I have to say,” Spears said.
She went on to say that she was forced to take lithium against her will after rehearsals for a planned residency in Las Vegas in 2019, which was later canceled.
She said everything she had done was at odds with part of the show’s choreography.
“I’m not here to be anyone’s slave,” he said. “I can say no to a dance move.”
Spears was interrupted once by the judge and once by the court reporter. They both tell him to speak more slowly.
About 100 fans of the movement called #FreeBritney gathered outside the courthouse before the audition, holding placards that say “Britney Free now!” and “Get out of Britney’s life!”
Spears said she did not feel heard in any of her previous appearances before the court, which were kept sealed by the public.
The judge thanked her for her statements, which she called “courageous,” but made no further comments.
Other lawyers in the room also said that this was not the place for them to respond to the statements, but they accepted that they were brave. James Spears’ lawyer has asked for a recusal to confer with his client.
Jennifer Preston, 33, crossed the country from Richmond, Virginia, to be out of the audition because, she says, “I’m a mom and I’m a fan.”
“We’re here to hear what she has to say,” Preston said. “She has been treated like a creature for 13 years, she has no control over her life or her finances, even though she is clearly quite capable of doing those things.”
His court-appointed lawyer, Samuel Ingham III, made a request for the pop star to address the court at an April hearing. He said Spears did not officially ask him to file a petition to end the conservatory.
The conservatory was put into operation since it underwent a mental health crisis in 2008. It credited it with saving it from financial ruin and holding it a top-notch pop star.
Her father and lawyers have emphasized that she and her fortune, whose court records are more than $ 50m, remain vulnerable to fraud and manipulation. Under the law, the weight would be on Spears to prove she was competent before the case could end.
The case was adjourned Wednesday without decision.