Britney Spears’ conservatorship hearing: Biggest bombshells as star finally speaks out

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Britney Spears has dominated headlines this week as she finally spoke out about her conservatorship.

The conservatorship has been in place since 2008, when the singer suffered a mental health crisis, and means her father, Jamie Spears, and a team of lawyers have full control over her finances, medical care and work schedule.

As she made her first appearance in court via video link, the 39-year-old made a number of bombshell claims and declared that anyone involved with the conservatorship – including her 68 year old father – "should be in jail".

The pop star, who was speaking in open court for the first time in 13 years, reportedly said "anyone involved in this conservatorship, including my management … they should be in jail", as she addressed the Los Angeles courtroom on Wednesday 23 June.

Here are the biggest moments from the explosive hearing…

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Britney's hopes for having a baby – and her team's alleged intervention

Britney told the court that unnamed members of her team have made her use contraception so that she cannot have any more children.

As well as this, the mum-of-two claimed she has been banned from getting married to her boyfriend.

“I want to be able to get married and have a baby," she told the court. "I have an IUD inside of myself so that I don’t get pregnant, but [my team doesn’t] want me to have any more children."

Britney has been dating model and PT Sam Asghari for a number of years, after they met on the set of her 2016 video Slumber Party.

Britney compared herself to sex trafficking victim

Britney told the judge: “In California, the only similar thing to this is called sex trafficking, making anyone work against their will, taking all their possessions away, credit card, cash, phone, passport."

Britney wants to sue her family

Perhaps the biggest bombshell moment came when Britney claimed her family “had done nothing to help" her in recent years.

She went on to say she wanted to sue her family and called for her father to “be in jail.”


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Britney claimed: “My dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship, including my management … they should be in jail.

"I’ve told the world I’m happy and OK. I lied. I am not happy, I can’t sleep. I’m so angry, it’s insane. And I’m depressed.

"Ma’am, I am not here to be anyone’s slave. I can say no to a dance move."

"I just want my life back. It's enough," she later declared.

Britney's father Jamie spoke via a statement at the testimony. It read: "He is sorry to see his daughter suffering and in so much pain.

"Mr Spears loves his daughter very much."

Touring 'out of fear'

Britney claimed she did her 2018 Piece of Me tour against her will, telling the court that she "needed a break" following her Las Vegas residency but wasn't allowed to take one.

The star claimed she did the tour “out of fear,” adding that she was “handed paperwork when she got off stage in Vegas.”

Britney was put on medication for eight years

Finally, the singer told the court she had been placed on lithium against her will.

Britney claimed: “It's a strong drug. You can go mentally impaired if you stay on it longer than five months.

"I felt drunk, I couldn't even have a conversation with my mom or dad about anything. They had me with six different nurses."

Judge Brenda Penny praised Britney for her courage after she spoke out, but said she will need to submit a petition to the court requesting the termination of the conservatorship.

After this, the next steps can be taken but currently no dates are set.

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