Britney Spears spoke out against the 13-year conservatorship she has been under on Wednesday, telling a judge, “I’ve lied and told the whole world I’m OK and I’m happy. It’s a lie. I’ve been in denial.”
Appearing before Judge Brenda Penny, Spears stated why the conservatorship held by her father Jamie Spears needs to end. Jamie Spears has been the main conservator of her estate since 2008 when she was placed under legal guardianship. Today, Spears said, “I’ve been in shock. I am traumatized. Fake it ’til you make it, but now I’m telling you the truth, OK? I’m not happy. I can’t sleep. I’m depressed. I cry every day.”
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Spears also talked about wanting to have another child, which she said she has been unable to do. She said, “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 children any more children.”
Celebrities rallied to her support using the #FreeBritney hashtag.
Rose McGowan tweeted, “Britney Spears has every right to be angry. How would you feel if your life was stolen, dissected, mocked? I pray she gets to live your life on her terms. STOP CONTROLLING WOMEN.” She also took to Instagram to share a video telling Spears to “fight on” and to “keep fighting. We are with you.”
Meghan McCain also tweeted her support in several posts, writing, “How is what has been done to Britney Spears not a human rights crime? Isolation, controlling her capacity to reproduce without her consent, forcing her to work under inhumane conditions. If she were any other person the people who did this to her would be in jail.”
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