Britney Spears called 911 to report she was a victim of conservatorship abuse hours before her bombshell statement in court on June 23, according to a new investigation by The New Yorker. I’m beyond thankful this finally starts her road to something we ALL deserve, FREEDOM. Don’t take it for granted.
I’ve always had a soft spot for Britney Spears. Many people don’t know this, but we were actually up against each other when her deal was signed. I was a pretty great singer and had friends at Jive Records, but she had more exposure and a huge support base that sealed the deal.
Throughout the years I’ve wondered what could have happened in my life if I had gotten the major deal instead of the indie deal I received. No matter what successes I’ve seen her achieve I was never jealous as it was impossible to be envious of Britney. I know many industry people that were close to her who all said the EXACT same thing, that she has consistently been one of the kindest and sweetest talents in the music industry. Ask any radio station secretary, they will tell you. Britney is old school, remembering the names of kids along the way, asking sincere questions, and really caring about the people who come across her path. I’ve always been happy for her.
The world has watched her grow up and in a lot of controversy and turmoil. It pained my heart to see different situations go down and know how it must have hurt such a sensitive human. I will say now with the current announcement of being able to hire her own council and a damn great one at that, my heart is overjoyed for her but also the fans who made this possible in the first place. THEY have a lot of power they don’t even realize that’s doing good for many other than Britney.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny approved Spears hiring former federal prosecutor & celebrity attorney Mathew Rosengart, who called on Spears’ father to immediately resign as her conservator. This judge has been compassionate and kind listening to Spears break down in tears when describing the “cruelty” of her conservatorship.
Britney Spears, taking part in the hearing by phone, told the judge she approved of Rosengart after several conversations with him. She then asked to address the court but asked that the courtroom be cleared. As Rosengart began to argue for a private hearing, Spears interrupted him: “I can talk with it open, my dad needs to be removed today.” Adding that she would like to see him charged with abusing his position. She described being denied things as basic as coffee, her driver’s license, and her “hair vitamins” by the conservatorship.
What hurt me listening to the 22 minutes leaked court conversation is hearing how Britney couldn’t do something as simple as taking vitamins or get her nails done, blaming the salon visit on “quarantine” when she said the maid and cleaning crew all obviously had been getting theirs done. Britney also compared what she has been INVOLUNTARILY subjected to sex trafficking.
She delivered her bombshell testimony in court. Speaking at a Los Angeles court, she claimed she’s been “forced” to work “against her will” — including a tour she agreed to do “out of fear”. Spears described being forced to go to a small rehab program in Beverly Hills where she was forced to work “seven days a week” with “no days off.” She also said while she was at the rehab center she had no privacy and that the people there could watch her change.
“In California, the only similar thing to this is called sex trafficking,” Spears said. “Making anyone work against their will, taking all their possessions away.” She was forced to wear an IUD and not get married which I find inhumane and unconstitutional. It’s okay for millions of unfit mothers in the USA to get pregnant with our tax dollars, while legal in many states to abort that baby, someone with a 60 million dollar estate is not allowed to try to get pregnant.
For the next twenty minutes, Spears described how she had been isolated, medicated, financially exploited, and emotionally abused. She assigned harsh blame to the California legal system, which she said let it all happen. She added that she had tried to complain to the court before but had been ignored, which made her “feel like I was dead,” she said—“like I didn’t matter.” She wanted to share her story publicly, she said, “instead of it being a hush-hush secret to benefit all of them.” She added, “It concerns me I’ve been told I’m not allowed to expose the people who did this to me.” At one point, she told the court, “All I want is to own my money, for this to end, and for my boyfriend to drive me in his fucking car.”
The closest thing I’ve seen to this is the treatment of the Playboy bunnies that I knew living in Los Angeles for as long as I did. Hugh Hefner was a sick, controlling deranged man. I knew many of his “crew” first hand and the mental anguish he made those girls (I say girls, not women) go through was exhausting. They had no idea what they were signing up for. Britney has had to deal with something even more difficult, the betrayal of her dad. This has to be even harder to swallow when it’s your own father you want to be sued for conservatorship abuse.
July 14th is a huge win for Britney, but it may be for even more people in the US. Data from the Justice Dept in 2017 shows that there are about 1.3 million active guardianship or conservatorship cases in the US, with about $50 billion in conservatee assets. I never even knew this existed until yesterday.
According to the Superior Court of California, a conservatorship is a legal concept in the United States that allows a judge to grant a guardian (or multiple guardians) full control over an individual’s finances if that person is physically or mentally unable to manage them on their own. A conservator can be responsible for their conservatee’s estate (wealth and assets) or their “person,” which would mean that the conservator manages their daily life, living arrangements, health decisions, and more. There are also limited conservatorships for those who can make important decisions for themselves.
Britney is almost 40 years old. She pays for numerous people’s salaries and lives with what she does to entertain us. If she can do all of that, she more than likely can “handle her business.”
How did this go on for as long as it did with all of us watching her Instagram wondering “what’s wrong with her?” It was clear from the Lithium they forced her to take with nurses watching, to her meltdowns on The Voice that something wasn’t right. Free this woman and let her case be one for the over a million people in a similar situation to have their day also in court.
This could have happened to any of us. Thank God today that you have a solid family or friend circle looking out for you. This whole situation just really tears at my heart.
Keep riding your horse little lady and do your cartwheels. We are all routing for you and cheering you on.
Thank you to fans across the globe for helping make this happen. You are the salt of the earth and all have a place with God.
KEEP using the #FreeBritney hashtag. It’s not over until it’s over. And then we need to wrap this Goddess in love. She will need it.
Moe Rock, I’m so glad we met that day. Keep leading the way. They “say that you’re a prayer” in “Baby June”. “Make Believe” we are “Every Angel.”
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