In her first public outburst against the conservatorship she said she wanted it to end.
Fans of Britney Spears and propagators of the #FreeBritney Movement had known it for a while. But now it's officially out in the open. Spears isn't just unhappy, she's extremely "depressed" with her conservatorship reports Vice. Spears went to a court on Wednesday and expressed her anger at the whole arrangement where her father, Jamie Spears has an overarching control over her finances and almost every aspect of her life. One of the most appalling things to come out of the Spears outburst was the revelation that she had an IUD (intrauterine device) put inside her preventing her from having more children. “I have an IUD in my body right now that won’t let me have a baby, and my conservators won’t let me go to the doctor to take it out,” said Spears, a mother of two kids. Spears made it clear she wanted the present arrangement to end immediately.
BREAKING: Britney Spears just told the world how bad her conservatorship really is https://t.co/DZVpCWCcwn— VICE News (@VICENews) June 23, 2021
“I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive. My request is to end the conservatorship without being evaluated like before,” she said. Making a desperate appeal in court, she said, “It is my wish and dreams for all of this to end. I want my life back.” Contrary to the person she portrays on social media, and the repeated explanations that she was okay, Spears said these were all "lies." Spears said, “After I’ve told the whole world I’m OK, it’s a lie. I’m not happy, I can’t sleep, I’m depressed, I cry every day.” Spears had some strong words for her father and family too and said she wanted to sue all of them for leaving her in a pitiful situation. Even her lawyer who she did not choose never told her she could petition for her conversatiroship to end.
According to BBC, she said she wanted to marry her boyfriend, and have more children but the conservatorship was stopping her from doing this. "I deserve to have a life, I've worked my whole life. I deserve to have a two to three-year break," she said. The conservatorship was put in place in 2008 temporarily when Spears was becoming increasingly erratic in public owing to a mental breakdown. Spears further said she had been forcibly administered lithium against her wishes for her mental condition. "This conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good. I'm not happy, I can't sleep. I'm so angry and I cry every day," she said. Jamie Spears stepped down from his role as personal conservator temporarily in 2019 due to health reasons, something Spears has asked to be made permanent. Her father assumed the role again last year.
It’s genuinely heartbreaking to hear the trauma Britney Spears has endured through the conservatorship. The people who were supposed to protect her, have used her vulnerability to suppress her basic rights. This is abuse and needs to end now. #FreeBritney pic.twitter.com/kkYZtSv3Qh— POP CULTURE ENTHUSIAST (@northernlawd) June 24, 2021
A report in The New York Times revealed that Spears had been silently pushing to end the conservatorship for years. She told a court investigator she had to get her father's permission for getting money even for the smallest things like changing kitchen cabinets, Times report said quoting confidential court documents accessed by them. "She articulated she feels the conservatorship has become an oppressive and controlling tool against her,” wrote a court investigator in a report in 2016. Spears further told the investigator, “She is ‘sick of being taken advantage of’ and she said she is the one working and earning her money but everyone around her is on her payroll.” She also revealed she had to stay at a mental health facility against her wishes and had to perform on stage against her will.
A documentary made by the Times on the pop star also revealed the conservatorship has generated renewed interest in Spears' life with many stars also supporting her in her cause