Britney Spears tells court she wants to be set free from father's conservatorship

goss 24/06/2021

Popstar Britney Spears has addressed a Los Angeles courtroom for the first time, in the battle to be freed from her conservatorship.

Talking to the judge in court, she candidly said she was "depressed, traumatised" and calling for her father and her management to be "jailed".

"I've told the world I'm happy and OK," she said. "It's a lie."

"I'm traumatised. I am not happy, I can’t sleep. I'm so angry, it's insane. And I'm depressed," she said.

"My dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship, including my management... they should be in jail." 

Britney's conservatorship was first put in place in 2008 when she suffered a mental health breakdown.

Following the controversial 'Framing Britney Spears' documentary released earlier this year, there has been growing support for the #FreeBritney movement. Many activists were outside of court, reacting with shock to the comments Britney made.

"The last time I spoke to you [the judge] made me feel like I was dead. I am telling you again because I am not lying ... so maybe you can understand the depth and the degree and the damages ... I deserve changes," Britney continued. 

She explained she concealed the seriousness of her situation because "I honestly don’t think anyone would believe me."

"I thought people would make fun of me. I just want my life back. It's enough.

Britney detailed she's been prevented from getting married, having another baby, and was forced to get an IUD implanted.

"I was told right now in the conservatorship, I'm not able to get married or have a baby, I have a IUD inside of myself right now so I don't get pregnant. I wanted to take the IUD out so I could start trying to have another baby. But this so-called team won't let me go to the doctor to take it out because they don't want me to have any more children. So basically, this conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good," she told the court.

Telling the court, she specifically requested her comments be made public, telling the judge she wanted to "sue her family and share her story with the world".