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Britney Spears has a lot more to say about her conservatorship


By Jennifer McShane
22nd Jul 2021
Britney Spears has a lot more to say about her conservatorship

As she gains further privileges in her ongoing conservatorship battle, the singer says she's done being silenced.

 The singer has been taking to Instagram in recent days (she is, apparently now uncensored) sharing her thoughts on her ongoing conservatorship battle, her family, more. Since securing new legal representation in the case against her father in court, Spears has been voicing her sentiments and despite all the bombshells she’s dropped so far including accusing her father and those around her of alleged abuse, she says there’ll be more to come.

“So I said ‘life goes on’ in one of my recent posts but it’s always easier said than done !!!!!” Spears wrote. “In that moment that’s what felt was the easiest to say but I think we all know that I will never be able to let go and fully move on until I’ve said all I needed to say … and I’m not even close… I was told to stay quiet about things for so long and I finally feel like I’m just getting here.”

The post comes amid new reports that Spears has been granted new privileges in her conservatorship battle, including driving. Rumors have also suggested she married her boyfriend of five years after she was spotted wearing an engagement ring.

Spears has inspired a new bipartisan proposal in the US House of Representatives, which calls for a new law to end conservatorship abuse and place protection on a “broken system.”

The Freedom and Right to Emancipate from Exploitation (Free) Act would allow a person bound by a conservatorship to petition to replace their court-appointed private conservator with a public conservator, family member or private agent without having to prove abuse.

This was not the case for Spears, and a piece in the New Yorker claimed hers was decided in minutes and put in place without her ever fully realising the consequences – once in place, currently, conservatorships are notoriously difficult to undo.

The bill, introduced by Republican Nancy Mace and Democrat Charlie Crist, would offer state funding for caseworkers to oversee conservatorships.

“Abusive conservatorships can be an unending nightmare, and tragically we don’t know how many people are being held captive against their will under the broken guardianship system,” said Crist. “Under the Free Act, we would free Britney along with the countless numbers of seniors and persons with disabilities being abused and exploited by the broken system.”

To see a woman like Britney Spears have her most basic human rights permanently stripped away from her under the guise of ‘protection’ should be illegal,” added Mace.

Spears has previously said that those involved in her for the past 13 years should be “in jail” for what they have allegedly subjected her to.