"I'm traumatized": Britney Spears reveals pains of conservatorship in powerful testimony
On Wednesday, Britney finally revealed her true feelings towards her 13-year conservatorship.
The singer appeared in court for the first time since her lawyer, Samuel D. Ingham III, filed to have her father Jamie Spears removed as the conservator of her estate.
"I've told the world I'm happy and OK. I'm traumatized. I'm not happy, I can't sleep," Britney told the court.
"The last time I spoke to you, it made me feel like I was dead, like I didn't matter, like you thought I was lying. I'm not lying."
She also claimed to have been forcefully kept on birth control: "I want to be able to get married and have a baby. I was told I can't get married. I have an IUD inside me, but this so-called team won't let me go to the doctor to remove it because they don't want me to have any more children."
"I want to be able to be heard. By making me keep this in for so long, it's not good for my heart. It concerns me I'm not allowed to be able to be heard. I have the right to use my voice. My attorney says I can't let the public know what they did to me," Britney continued.
#FreeBritney protests in Los Angeles
According to CNN, Britney also petitioned to have her conservatorship without the condition of her health being evaluated.
Britney's mental health has been heavily scrutinized by the public for years following her infamous breakdown in 2007.
This, unfortunately, was just the first of many public setbacks that would eventually lead to her father having control over her life.
However, the Hit Me Baby One More Time artist has had major support from all across the world.
Earlier in the day, rallies formed in Los Angeles by the faithful followers of the #FreeBritney movement in support of the singer seeking her freedom.
Britney's boyfriend, Sam Asghari, also showed his support by sporting a #FreeBritney t-shirt in his IG story.
A long overdue reckoning
The pop princess has been placed under conservatorship since 2008.
After Britney's hospitalization and refusal to give up her sons Jayden and Sean, Jaime Spears was appointed by the court and given complete access to the singer's assets.
In 2019, the pop star checked into a psychiatric facility after her father suffered a near-fatal accident.
Shortly after, reports emerged that he had purposefully canceled her Las Vegas residency and was holding her in the facility against her will.
This year's New York Times documentary, Framing Britney Spears, sparked a reckoning with her treatment in the media and led to renewed calls for justice.
The next hearing in her case is scheduled for July 14.
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