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Britney Spears Says She’s "Healing" in Wake of Dad Getting Conservator Boot

Britney Spears stripped down a couple days ago.

In celebration of her father being suspended as her conservator, the singer took off all clothing and posed naked for a number of photos.

However, now that the news has sunk in, Spears is stripping down in a different sort of way. In a less literal way.

She's stripping herself down to the basics, in an emotional sense.

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On Saturday, the 39-year-old pop singer reflected on all she must do in order to move on in the wake of her father losing control over her finances and career.

The mother of two uploaded a photo of a tree with its branches extending through a hole in the ceiling, writing as a caption to the snapshot:

"Although there is change and things to celebrate in my life, I still have a lot of healing to do."

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She added:

"Thankfully I have a good support system and am taking time to understand it's ok to slow down and breathe!!!!! Only through self love I can pray … love … and support others in return!!!!"

How very grounded of the artist, right?

Britney seems to be taking this happy development in stride, well aware that she isn't totally and completely free from her father just yet.

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On Wednesday, judge Brenda Penny agreed to a request by Britney's lawyer, Mathew Rosengar, to suspend her father's role in her conservatorship, temporarily replacing him with John Zabel.

Jamie Spears had been in control of his daughter's estate forr 13 years.

Over the past several weeks, Britney has accused Jamie of abuse and has said he should be investigated for the all the terrible ways he behaved throughout this tenure.

Jamie, though, slammed the judge's aforementioned decision as a "loss" for his daughter, whom he said he loved unconditionally, in a statement released after Wednesday's hearing.

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"Respectfully, the court was wrong to suspend Mr. Spears, put a stranger in his place to manage Britney's estate, and extend the very conservatorship that Britney begged the court to terminate earlier this summer," said Jamie's attorney.

"Despite the suspension, Mr. Spears will continue to look out for the best interests of his daughter and work in good faith towards a positive resolution of all matters."

On November 12, meanwhile, Jamie may see his conservatorship taken away from him on a permanent basis.

This, of course, is what Britney and her legal team have been pushing for all summer long.

Britney Is Engaged

The entire conservatorship saga has garnered widespread attention -- and recently made an impact on legislation.

On Friday, California Governor  Gavin Newsom signed a bill that seeks to reform the state's conservatorship laws, particularly when it comes to those with estates valued at over $1 million.

"This bill saw unanimous support throughout the process because we know there are systemic failures when it comes to conservatorships in California," Assemblymember Evan Low, who introduced the bill, said in a statement when the bill was passed by California's legislature.

"We've seen the heartbreaking case of Britney Spears play out in the public eye, but there are hundreds — if not thousands — of other cases in which families are struggling," Low said.

"We need to do everything in our power to help them and their loved ones receive the care and support they need."

Britney Spears Conservatorship Hearing: Jamie Spears SUSPENDED By Judge

On June 23, Britney Spears testified in court for the first time since the inception of the Free Britney movement.

Though the hearing on September 29 was not livestreamed as that one was, the eyes of the world were fixed upon the proceedings.

Jubilation erupted across social media as Judge Brenda Penny reportedly ordered that Jamie Spears be suspended as conservator.

After so many years of waiting and fighting, Britney is free of her father.

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The hearing began on Wednesday, September 29 at 1:30 PM (Pacific Time) at Stanley Mosk Courthouse in L.A.

Court was closed to the public but filled with journalists, some of whom emerged to share all that they experienced.

Almost everyone participating in the trial did so via livestream, but some attorneys -- including Britney's -- were physically present.

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Britney Spears was only recently permitted to hire her own attorney, Mathew Rosengart, to represent her.

Through him, she has been able to fight for her freedom in unprecedented ways.

Surprisingly, her awful father -- the man who has held her prisoner in this conservatorship for nearly 14 years -- has seemingly come around on key issues.

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It was Jamie Spears' attorney, Vivian Thoreen, who first -- because she addressed the court first -- asked Judge Penny to put the termination of the conservatorship on the docket.

According to reports from the courtroom, she explained that all parties agree on the conservatorship ending.

As such, she expressed dismay that anything else even mattered beside ending the conservatorship altogether.

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Notably, Britney and her attorney asked the court to remove Jamie Spears from the conservatorship immediately and without delay.

This is perhaps just as important as ending the conservatorship, for multiple reasons.

Part of that is that it's easier to do, and part is that Britney's attorney suspects that Jamie hopes to avoid legal trouble by abruptly closing the conservatorship.

Britney Spears in Blue Dress

Britney and her attorney have put forward John Zabel, a certified public accountant, to replace Jamie until the conservatorship is terminated.

Jamie has argued that Zabel is not qualified, though this claim has been disputed by numerous other parties.

Jamie also insisted that no one should replace him as conservator at all, which is viewed as suspect by numerous legal commentators.

Britney In Trouble?

Mathew Rosengart delivered what was described by witnesses as "powerful testimony" on behalf of his client, Britney.

He accused Jamie of only wanting two things -- delay and money.

For nearly fourteen years, Jamie has gotten large helpings of both. Rosengart seeks to end that, now.

Britney Spears in Orange

Significantly, and on the courtroom record, Rosengart asked the court to issue a suspension of Jamie immediately.

This, he stressed, is in accordance with his client's long-held desires and her best interests.

Rosengart shared with the court the belief that Jamie wishes to avoid suspension so that he can negotiate a settlement and possibly avoid having damning evidence come to light.

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Rosengart also explained to the court that simply ordering the termination of the conservatorship could lead to the matter being mediated.

In other words, his worry is that Jamie might try to stretch this out for months.

That's not in the best interests of his client or her estate, which is why the other matters on the docket are so important.

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According to an observer at Britney's trial who later tweeted a description, Mathew Rosengart had more to say.

"Jamie wants a termination instead of a suspension and orderly termination because it means he won’t have to turn over records as a fiduciary of the estate," the tweet reads.

This would mean "avoiding his abuses and behavior being exposed."

Britney Spears Framed With Light

Recent reports described Jamie making use of surveillance equipment to monitor Britney's communications, even recording audio from her bedroom.

The FBI is reportedly investigating this as a possible criminal matter.

As one can imagine, Mathew Rosengart brought this up on behalf of his client, calling Jamie's behavior "unfathomable."

Britney Spears in Sunglasses

These alleged records included private conversations that Britney had with her children.

Additionally, they included conversations between Britney and her own legal counsel -- a chilling violation of her rights and privacy.

The potential legal ramifications, considering that Jamie has been Britney's opponent in court more than once, could be severe, depending upon what investigators uncover.

Britney Spears Dances in Rose Project Video

Rosengart also shared with the court that it is at Britney's insistence that he brings up the matter of Jamie's suspension.

He urged the court to suspend Jamie immediately and without further delay.

When Jamie's attorney attempted to shoot down the surveillance claims, Rosengart noted that he is free to testify under oath in court to that effect.

Britney In Blue

Rosengart also eviscerated Jamie's challenges to Zabel's qualifications to act as Britney's conservator.

Notably, he said, Jamie himself is not an actual expert in conservatorships and does not have a background qualifying him for this work.

Rosengart reportedly added that Jamie's legal experience runs more along the lines of being barred by protective orders after allegedly attacking his grandson.

Britney Spears In a Maid Costume

Based upon reports of others from within the courtroom, it sounds like Rosengart and Thoreen clashed.

Thoreen appeared to challenge the veracity of Britney's historic testimony in June.

Rosengart affirmed his belief that Jamie wants delays and mediations so that he can extract more money and avoid legal consequences.

Britney Spears on Her Gram

Multiple accounts say that Rosengart doubled down on accusing Jamie of reversing his stance on the conservatorship to protect himself.

Britney accused him of conservatorship abuse, and with such widespread and vocal support, Rosengart believes that Jamie is afraid of what could come out in a protracted court battle.

An extended mediation, the theory goes, would give Jamie more control with fewer sordid details coming to light -- or being reviewed by any successor.

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At about 3:15 PM Pacific Time, reports came out on social media based upon courtroom witnesses' accounts.

It is reported that Judge Brenda Penny ordered that Jamie be suspended from the conservatorship immediately.

"My order suspending Jamie Spears shall remain in full force and effect until a hearing on removal," Judge Penny is quoted as having said.

Britney Spears Dances Again

While this certainly sounds like ample cause for celebration, we have to stress that we are reporting on the very first trickle of information from the hearing.

We are sure that more information, along with thorough legal analysis, will be forthcoming very soon. There will still be more hearings in the future.

This is an exciting and long-awaited development for Britney Spears. We wish her all of the best.

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari: Yup, We’re Engaged!!!!!!

Oops, she did it again?

Nope. No oops here, folks.

But, yes, Britney Spears has, indeed, done it again.

She's agreed to be someone's wife!!!!!!

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari Engaged

On Sunday, following four steady and strong years of dating, the singer and Sam Asghari made it official: They're engaged!

“I can’t f–king believe it,” the 39-year-old singer captioned an Instagram video of her and brand new fiancé this afternoon.

In case that wasn't clear enough, Asghari's manager then went ahead and made it official via the following statement:

"The couple made their long-standing relationship official today and are deeply touched by the support, dedication and love expressed to them," said Brandon Cohen.

Britney Spears Engagement Ring Pic

Cohen added that Spears' enormous rock was designed by New York City jeweler Roman Malayev and that this individual “couldn’t be more happier to be involved and make this a one of kind ring.”

Talk about a nice plug, huh?

In a sweet and romantic video, meanwhile, Spears, showed off her shiny rock with Asghari by her side. "

Yes!" she tells Asghari after he asks if she likes her bling.

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Britney and Sam met on the set of the former's "Slumber Party" music video, which dropped in November 2016.

Despite Britney's long-time, troubling and very public feud with her father -- who has served as the singer's conservator for 13 years, but who now appears to be stepping down from the role -- one thing has remained constant for Spears during this time.

Or one person, we should say.

Sam Asghari.

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari in August 2021

"Not only has this cute a--hole been with me through the hardest years of my life but he happens to be an extremely good cook!" Spears wrote on social media in August.

"Fast & Furious franchise, don't miss out on your next star."

In early September, an insider shared insight into the couple's future plans, saying the following just a few days ago:

"Engagement has always been in the cards for Sam and Britney, without question.

"It's the direction their relationship has been heading for nearly two years now. It's always a discussion and it's not a question of if, it's when."

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Said personal trainer to Men’s Health back in July 2018 upon being introduced to the global superstar:

“I was excited that I [would] get to meet one of the biggest artists of all time. I had butterflies.

"She said, ‘Hi, I’m Britney,’ and I said, ‘I’m sorry, what’s your name again?’ I tried to be funny. I don’t think anybody got it.

The eventual couple continued to bond throughout the video shoot ... exchanged phone numbers... and started dating a month later after having dinner together at a sushi restaurant in Los Angeles.

Sam Asghari and Britney Get Engaged

Spears made their romance Instagram official on New Year’s Day 2017.

Since then, the couple has continued to document its love story on the same social media app with silly photos and videos of each other.

They really do seem to be in love.

Britney Spears in Blue Dress

Could kids be on the docket now for Spears and Asghari?

Britney told a judge in July that her father won't let her remove her IUD, but she does want at least one child with Asghari.

The artist, of course, is already a mother to a pair of sons with ex-husband Kevin Federline.

"I want to take my relationship to the next step," Asghari told Forbes in March.

"I don't mind becoming a father. I want to be a young dad."

Britney Spears in Orange

And Asghari is clearly smitten with Spears.

“She motivates me more than anyone. It’s crazy how I can be humbled by a person like her,” he told Men’s Health.

“I’m always going to support her.

"She is another blessing that happened to me.”

Britney Spears Dances

In a statement to People Magazine earlier this year -- following the release of an unauthorized Hulu documentary on Spears' life and conservatorship -- Asghari said he was "looking forward" to a "normal, amazing future" with the pop star.

He added:

"I have always wanted nothing but the best for my better half, and will continue to support her following her dreams and creating the future she wants and deserves.

"I am thankful for all of the love and support she is receiving from her fans all over the world, and I am looking forward to a normal, amazing future together."

Britney In Blue

We truly could not be happier for Britney and Sam.

With Jamie Spears at last getting out of the way in the near future, wedding bells may even be ringing a lot sooner than later.

Wheneveer that day comes, it will be the third marriage for the Grammy winner, who was previously wed to her childhood pal Jason Alexander (for a mere 55 hours) in 2004, and Kevin Federline from 2004 to 2007.

She shares sons Preston, 15, and Jayden, 14, with Federline.

Congrats to the engaged couple!!!!!

Jamie Spears Accused of Extorting Britney Spears’ Conservatorship for $2 miillion

It’s hard to give up the easy life. Jamie Spears sounds like he wanted to be the good guy in stepping down from Britney Spears’ conservatorship. But, it’s hard to remove your mouth from a cash cow’s teat.

Britney Spears’ attorney Mathew Rosengart says Jamie Spears is extorting Britney for $2 million in lawyers’ fees and payments to Jamie’s management company just to go away.

“The status quo is no longer tolerable, and Britney Spears will not be extorted…Mr. Spears’s blatant attempt to barter suspension and removal in exchange for approximately $2 million in payments, on top of the millions already reaped from Ms. Spears’s estate by Mr. Spears and his associates, is a non-starter.”

Rosengart added:

“Having finally acknowledged that his time as Conservator should end, Mr. Spears is obligated to step down without condition and without seeking to extract anything further from his daughter.”

Jamie sounds like an idiot. You’re supposed to get the money first THEN step down. You don’t ask for severance pay after you leave the company.

Mark September 29th on your calendars. That’s the day Judge Brenda Penny will decide whether to free Britney of Jamie Spears or not.

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Britney Spears: Did She Really Abuse and Neglect Her Dogs?

As you may have read about this week, Britney Spears has been accused of attacking her housekeeper.

Sources close to the artist swear she is innocent, but the aforementioned employee alleges that Britney grew irate at the disappearance of her dogs... blamed the employee... and then slapped a cell phone out of the employee's hands in anger.

We can't say for certain whether this happened or not.

But, real talk?

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We sort of don't care.

It's hard to get overly worked up over the possibility that Britney committed assault againt a phone, not a person, if this allegation is even true.

There's a corollary to this story that is now coming into focus, however.

And it's far more disturbing than any interaction between Spears and her housekeeper.

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According to TMZ insiders, the artist's two dogs had been taken away days before this confrontation, with Britney's seemingly awful dad having ordered the housekeeper to remove them from the house.

Again, we don't know whether or not Jamie Spears played any role in any of this.

But TMZ how now detailed some allegedly awful examples of animal abuse and neglect, even reporting on Friday that one of the superstar's canines recently fell "seriously ill" and was "on the verge of death."

Insiders have told this celebrity gossip website that the housekeeper was concerned about this pet, believing it could only be saved via an emergency trip to the vet.

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The dog was never returned to Britney.

And this is what caused the major argument, which a rep for Spears does confirm took place... he/she simply insists it never turned physical.

TMZ also quotes sources with direct knowledge who explains that one of Britney's two dogs has major digestive issues -- and both canines were supposed to be fed a special type of food.

However, they were often instead given being table scraps, which prompted the pets to become very sick.

The housekeeper also claimed both dogs were dehydrated from a lack of water, a major reason in her decision to take them in to receive professional care.

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At that point, TMZ continues, the dogs were examined and there was enough concern on the part of the dog sitter to NOT bring them back to Britney's home.

Spears called the police on August 10 due to the apparent kidnapping of her pets, thinking that her estranged father must have been behind the dastardly act.

The singer was reportedly prepared to file an official report, but then changed her mind.

Britney In Blue

To bring this all back to the alleged assault, the housekeeper told the cops last this week that she showed Britney a photo of the sick dogs on her phone.

Britney then believed that the employee had sent this photo to her dad, reaching aggressively for the phone and either slapping it away or striking the housekeeper's arm in the process.

According to Britney's camp, however, the artist simply snatched the phone away -- and nothing more.

As of Friday afternoon, the dogs were still not back at Britney's home and a police investigation remained underway.

Britney Spears Already Topless on Instagram

It’s been *checks watch* less than a week since news broke that Jamie Spears would be withdrawing his conservatorship and Britney is already posing topless on Instagram.

Something about freeing herself from the weight of the world. I’m not sure. Honestly, I’m just amazed Instagram captions have no character limit.

“No guys … I didn’t get a boob job in just a week … nor am I pregnant … I have boobs in these pics cause I devoured food 😋 !!!! Before I show you more pics of my body … I want you to understand my thoughts on exposing my skin !!!! In my opinion it’s quite twisted the immediate response of when any woman is hot and they want to shed a layer … no … I’m not talking in a strip club or a performance … just on a practical scale of being in your car and realizing you’re wearing a stupid long sleeve shirt in the summer !!!! The immediate reaction to any woman who does this after shedding a layer is DAMN I FEEL BETTER … therefore you think you look better !!! I’ve had a billion shows where I’ve done that and to my horror uhhh we’ll … sometimes I didn’t look so great … TOO MANY TIMES and it’s embarrassing as f**k but in my imagination it felt great !!!! I mean I don’t want anybody to see the big dimple on my ass but I feel like performing made me too self conscious about my body and that’s not attractive ….. anyways I bet you’re wondering why I’d expose my body NOW … well it’s because I was born into this world naked and I honestly feel like the weight of the world has been on my shoulders and it’s made me view myself that way !!!! I wanted to see myself in a lighter way … naked … like the way I was born and to me looking back at my pictures when I shoot it’s insane the psychology in seeing myself in my purest form gives evidence that pain … hurt … tears … and heavy burdens aren’t who I am. I am a woman …. a beautiful … sensitive woman who needs to look at myself in my purest form !!! No … I’m not going to do topless pics for the rest of my life cause that would get boring but it sure as hell helps when you need to be enlightened 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ !!!! And I will admit the FREE BRITNEY comments after I took my shirt off were actually really fucking funny !!! The Free Britney campaign started with all your amazing pink Free Britney shirts 👚 3 years ago !!! There’s a way deeper meaning to the movement than you can ever imagine … my fans have always been so damn amazing and I love you all 🌹🌹🌹 !!!! Psss this was shot on holy Sunday yesterday ✨ !!!!”

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Britney Spears: You’re Not Off the Hook, Dad! You Belong in Jail!

Britney Spears has a rather clear message for her father.

And it goes something like this:

Sorry, pops!

But you aren't getting off that easy!

Britney Spears on Her Gram

On Thursday, Jamie Spears took many observers by surprise when he filed a motion to one day resign as his daughter's conservator.

Over the past several weeks, Britney has offered up multiple testimonials as part of her effort to remove her dad from this role.

Since 2008, when the singer suffered a mental breakdown and was hospitalized for a period of time, Jamie has been in charge of her estate.

These days, however, Britney claims to be of sound mind and has gone public with all the ways in which her father controls her life; for example, Britney says she can't even remove her IUD.

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In the middle of an ugly dispute, Jamie's attorney submitted paperwork yesterday that read in part:

“There are, in fact, no actual grounds for suspending or removing Mr. Spears as the Conservator of the Estate," wrote Jamie’s legal teamin these documents.

"And it is highly debatable whether a change in conservator at this time would be in Ms. Spears’ best interests."

After this preface, however, the lawyer continued...

Britney in 2016

“Even as Mr. Spears is the unremitting target of unjustified attacks, he does not believe that a public battle with his daughter over his continuing service as her conservator would be in her best interests.

"So, even though he must contest this unjustified Petition for his removal, Mr. Spears intends to work with the Court and his daughter’s new attorney to prepare for an orderly transition to a new conservator.”

When might this transition occur?

It's unclear -- but this is the first time Jamie has even acknowledged that he's willing to step down at all.

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A judge still must sign off on Jamie's official request.

“Regardless of his formal title, Mr. Spears will always be Ms. Spears’ father, he will always love her unconditionally, and he will always look out for her best interests," continues the estranged dad's paperwork.

"Mr. Spears continues to serve dutifully, and he should not be suspended or removed, and certainly not based on false allegations.

"Mr. Spears is willing to step down when the time is right, but the transition needs to be orderly and include a resolution of matters pending before the Court.”

Britney Spears in Sunglasses

In these same documents, Jamie basically says he saved Britney when she was "in crisis, desperately in need of help" 13 years ago, adding:

"Not only was she suffering mentally and emotionally, she was also being manipulated by predators and in financial distress.

"Mr. Spears came to his daughter's rescue to protect her."

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How has Britney responded to this development?

In a positive manner.

But also in a hesitant one.

And she's issued a warning to her dad in the process.

Britney Spears in Blue Dress

Said the superstar's lawyer Mathew Rosengart in a statement:

“This is a major victory for Britney Spears and another step toward justice.

"I announced in Court on July 14 that, after 13 years of the status quo, it was time for Mr. Spears to be suspended or removed as conservator and that my firm and I would move aggressively and expeditiously for that outcome.

"Twelve days later, my firm filed a Petition for Mr. Spears’s suspension and removal based on strong, insurmountable legal grounds, which were unequivocally supported by the law and all parties involved, including Jodi Montgomery, Britney Spears, and her medical team."

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Added Rosengart:

"We are pleased that Mr. Spears and his lawyer have today conceded in a filing that he must be removed.

We are disappointed, however, by their ongoing shameful and reprehensible attacks on Ms. Spears and others."

Britney Spears, Post Workout

Britney alleged this summer in court that her dad should be charged with conservator abuse.

"I've been in denial. I've been in shock. I am traumatized," she said in June.

"I'm not happy. I can't sleep. I'm so angry it's insane. And I'm depressed. I cry every day."

Her attorney, therefore, has now made it clear that this matter won't simply be settled when Britney is free from her dad's legal control.

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"We look forward to continuing our vigorous investigation into the conduct of Mr. Spears, and others, over the past 13 years, while he reaped millions of dollars from his daughter’s estate," he said on Thursday.

"I look forward to taking Mr. Spears’s sworn deposition in the near future.

"In the interim, rather than making false accusations and taking cheap shots at his own daughter, Mr. Spears should remain silent and step aside immediately."

Jamie Spears: Fine, Britney Wins! I’ll Quit as Conservator!

Altogether now, celebrity gossip fans:

It's time to party in the USA!

On Thursday, Jamie Spears filed paperwork in which he agreed to step down as the conservator of his famous daughter's state, a role he has essentially held since 2008.

Eventually he'll step down, that is.

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“There are, in fact, no actual grounds for suspending or removing Mr. Spears as the Conservator of the Estate," wrote Jamie’s legal teamin these documents.

"And it is highly debatable whether a change in conservator at this time would be in Ms. Spears’ best interests."

Britney Spears, of course, has strongly argued that it would be.

Via multiple testimonials this summer, the singer outlined all the ways in which her dad controls her life, even asking a court to investigate Jamie for abuse.

Britney Spears in Orange

Continued Jamie in his motion a day ago:

“Nevertheless, even as Mr. Spears is the unremitting target of unjustified attacks, he does not believe that a public battle with his daughter over his continuing service as her conservator would be in her best interests.

"So, even though he must contest this unjustified Petition for his removal, Mr. Spears intends to work with the Court and his daughter’s new attorney to prepare for an orderly transition to a new conservator.”

Britney Spears, Post Workout

A judge must sign off on Jamie's request.

And Mr. Spears did not offer any actual time frame for his departure from this job -- which has allegedly earned him an obscene amount of money.

But still:

This is a huge deal. This is the first time Jamie has come out and said he'll leave Britney alone at some point.

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“Regardless of his formal title, Mr. Spears will always be Ms. Spears’ father, he will always love her unconditionally, and he will always look out for her best interests," reads the estranged dad's paperworrk.

"Mr. Spears continues to serve dutifully, and he should not be suspended or removed, and certainly not based on false allegations.

"Mr. Spears is willing to step down when the time is right, but the transition needs to be orderly and include a resolution of matters pending before the Court.”

Jamie also went on to trash his ex-wife, Lynne.

Britney In Blue

After remaining silent for the duration of her child's conservatorship -- which went into place after Britney shaved her own head amid a mental breakdown 13 years ago -- Lynne has offered up her support of late.

Britney has fired back each time her mom has done so, and now Jamie has also taken a shot at his former spouse.

Alleges Jamie in his just-submitted paperwork:

"Lynne’s credibility is undermined by the fact that [Britney] refused Lynne’s request to visit her when [Britney] was at the [mental] facility [in 2019], even as [Britney] welcomed other visitors."

Britney Spears, Post Workout

Through her own attorney, meanwhile, Lynne said the following last night:

"Lynne Spears is pleased Jamie has agreed to step down.

"Lynne entered into this conservatorship to protect her daughter almost three years ago. She has accomplished what she set out to do.

"She will have no further comment."

Britney Spears on Her Gram

As for Britney?

Her new lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, addressed the landmark development on Thursday, saying in a statement.

“This is a major victory for Britney Spears and another step toward justice.

"I announced in Court on July 14 that, after 13 years of the status quo, it was time for Mr. Spears to be suspended or removed as conservator and that my firm and I would move aggressively and expeditiously for that outcome.

"Twelve days later, my firm filed a Petition for Mr. Spears’s suspension and removal based on strong, insurmountable legal grounds, which were unequivocally supported by the law and all parties involved, including Jodi Montgomery, Britney Spears, and her medical team."

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Concluded Rosengart:

We are pleased that Mr. Spears and his lawyer have today conceded in a filing that he must be removed.

We are disappointed, however, by their ongoing shameful and reprehensible attacks on Ms. Spears and others.

The attorney also made it clear that this matter won't simply be settled when Britney is free from her dad's legal control.

Britney in 2016

He added:

We look forward to continuing our vigorous investigation into the conduct of Mr. Spears, and others, over the past 13 years, while he reaped millions of dollars from his daughter’s estate.

I look forward to taking Mr. Spears’s sworn deposition in the near future.

In the interim, rather than making false accusations and taking cheap shots at his own daughter, Mr. Spears should remain silent and step aside immediately.

Britney Spears on Her Insta

For his part, of course, Jamie still views himself as a hero.

In these doocuments, he basically says he saved Britney when she was "in crisis, desperately in need of help" 13 years ago, adding:

"Not only was she suffering mentally and emotionally, she was also being manipulated by predators and in financial distress.

"Mr. Spears came to his daughter's rescue to protect her."

Jamie Spears Ends Conservatorship Realizing There’s No Money Left

After 13 painstaking years, Jamie Spears finally achieved what he set out to do when he was granted conservatorship over Britney Spears. Gain financial freedom. Through blood, sweat and tears, mostly Britney’s, he secured her a Las Vegas residency where his fortune grew. I mean, where he helped her heal.

In docs filed today, Jamie Spears has finally started the process to free Britney. Although, he still stands by the argument that he was helping his daughter.

“Nevertheless, even as Mr. Spears is the unremitting target of unjustified attacks, he does not believe that a public battle with his daughter over his continuing service as her conservator would be in her best interests. So, even though he must contest this unjustified Petition for his removal, Mr. Spears intends to work with the Court and his daughter’s new attorney to prepare for an orderly transition to a new conservator.”

I’m sure after all this is said and done, Britney will fade into obscurity where she’ll lead a very happy, healthy normal life. We’ll definitely not be hearing about her in the news again.

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Britney Spears: Totally Topless on Instagram!

Britney Spears recently said she wasn't done talking.

She told the world a few days ago that she simply refuses to be silenced, not until she has exposed all the liars and manipulators who have caused her harm over the years.

While she does so, however, Britney has taken a quick break to expose something else:

Her naked torso.

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Late Friday, the singer shared this brand new photo on social media.

As you can see below, she's wearing a pair of ripped denim shorts on the bottom -- and nothing at all on the top.

Spears simply uploaded an emoji of a potted plant to serve as the caption.

Britney Spears Topless

"BRITNEYYYYYYYYYYY," Tinashe wrote in the comments section, reacting to the sizzling snapshot.

JWoww commented: "🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥."

This fresh, risque photo comes just a short time after Britney Spears went fully nude on her official page.

Britney Topless on Insta

We're not sure exactly what sort of statement the artist is trying to make with these pictures.

But we're guessing that a majority of followers aren't trying to figure them out.

They're just sitting back and taking it all, you know? We are not worthy!

Britney Spears Is Naked

Two weeks ago, Spears clapped back at those who criticized another topless photo (above) of the pop superstar posing with her back and neck facing the camera.

Numerous commenters wondered why her tattoos appeared to be missing and questioned if the woman in the picture was actually Spears.

Britney quickly responded on Insta.

Britney Spears Dances

"Ok so ... I edited out my tattoo on my neck cause I wanted to see what it would look like clean..." Spears wrote. 

"... and yeah I like it better so while you guys are talking behind my back go ahead and kiss my ass haters !!!!!"

Mic drop.

Britney Spears on Her Gram

This response was posted alongside a graphic that read:

"While you're talking behind my back feel free to bend down and kiss my ass."

For obvious reasons, this sort of message has been a theme for Spears of late.

Britney Spears IG tells haters to kiss her ass

As she battles her dad in court... as she tries to get a judge to lift the conservatorship under which she's been controlled since 2008... Britney has been calling out everyone who has wronged her.

Even family members.

Even her own mom and sister.

Britney Spears on Her Insta

Earlier this month, for example, Britney called out Jamie Lynn Spears for singing a bunch of her songs at an awards show years ago.

"I don't like that my sister showed up at an awards show and performed MY SONGS to remixes!!!!!" she wrote one week ago online.

"My so-called support system hurt me deeply!!!!"

Britney Spears Video Still

Without specifically naming any loved ones, Britney also clearly took them to task on July 17.

There’s nothing worse than when the people closest to you who never showed up for you post things in regard to your situation whatever it may be and speak righteously for support …

"... there’s nothing worse than that !!!!" Spears wrote.

Britney In Red

She concluded at the time:

How dare the people you love the most say anything at all …

... did they even put a hand out to even lift me up at the TIME !!!???

Britney Spears In a Maid Costume

How dare you make it public that NOW you CARE … did you put your hand out when I was drowning ????

Again … NO … so if you’re reading this and you know who you are …

... and you actually have the nerve to say anything about my situation just to save face for yourself publicly !!!

Britney Models

If you’re gonna post something ….

Please stop with the righteous approach when you’re so far from righteous it’s not even funny.

As previously detailed, Spears has been very open in court these days when it comes to the pain she has suffered at the hands of her dad.

Britney Looks Tired

She has said in no uncertain terms that Jamie Spears has abused her via the aforementioned conservatorship.

She has claimed that she has no say over any important decisions in her life, like whether to use birth control.

She believes her father should be in jail.

Britney Spears Glory

"As I said in court last week, and outside, my firm and I are moving aggressively and expeditiously to file a petition to remove Jamie Spears," said Britney's new lawyer a few days ago.

"Unless he resigns first."

Clock is ticking.

Jamie Lynn Spears BLASTED for Using, Claiming to Own Britney’s $1 Million Condo

Last month, Britney Spears called out her family during her courageous testimony about her conservatorship.

Since then, Jamie Lynn has been on the defensive, insisting that she was secretly in Britney's corner all along.

Fans don't believe that. They don't believe a lot of things that Jamie Lynn has said, in fact.

She's always insisted that she doesn't get anything from Britney's fortune ... but how can she explain "her" swanky condo?

Jamie Lynn Spears for Nylon

Jamie Lynn has been so adamant that she has nothing to gain from Britney's fortune or conservatorship.

Her claims echo her father's insistence that he has not misused his power as Britney's conservator.

But Jamie Lynn's favored vacation destination in Miami calls that into question.

Jamie Lynn Spears tweet "we have a condo"

In 2015, Jamie Lynn Spears tweeted about one of her favorite places to go.

"We have a condo [in] Destin, Florida," she claimed in the tweet.

In a 2016 interview, Jamie Lynn claimed: "I host everyone at our condo."

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“We’re pretty blessed with a big condo,” Jamie Lynn said at that time. “It can sleep about 10 people."

"We all have breakfast together, I plan a big dinner, and we have a space at the beach," she said.

"And when we write, there’s no pressure and no timeline," Jamie Lynn gushed, "so the songs just kind of fall out. It’s hard to call that work.”

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Jamie Lynn is a wealthy woman. One can see her owning a million-dollar condo.

It would be a sizable chunk of her net worth, but hey, it's a home, right?

Here's the thing: Jamie Lynn doesn't legally own it, not even in part.

Jamie Lynn on Instagram

The condominium property is located in a dual-tower complex.

In 2001, the condo was purchased for $920,000.

The purchase was made under an LLC owned by Britney when she was only 20 years old.

Britney Spears In a Maid Costume

Jamie Lynn has also spoken about this more recently, by the way.

“I have NEVER been paid a dime from my sister," she insisted in 2019.

"That is HER hard earned money," Jamie Lynn pointed out, "and I am NOT entitled to a cent of it."

Britney Spears Dances in Rose Project Video

It's always interesting to look at someone's phrasing.

Jamie Lynn, like her father, is quick to note that they are not getting secret payouts from Britney's fortune.

That is probably true (aside from the 6-figure amounts that Jamie pays himself from Britney's money as her conservator)

Britney Is a Cat

But there are many ways to benefit from someone else's wealth without direct financial transfers.

It doesn't take expensive gifts.

Property and investments are what they are because they have an impact even when they're not cashed out.

Britney Spears Shares a Fitness Montage

For example, if one were to hypothetically control a fortune of tens of millions.

One could potentially invest some of those millions in on-paper legitimate ways that reward you.

Whether in the form of helping friends or receiving kickbacks, there could be many incentives.

Jamie Spears Image

Fans have searched for evidence that Jamie Spears is abusing the conservatorship in this way.

This may be a pointless hunt, as motives for conservatorships can be more complicated.

There is not always a direct financial motive, even if one factors in the annual salary that Jamie pays himself.

Britney Spears Framed With Light

But fans note that Jamie Lynn seems to just be freely using a condo owned by her sister as if it were hers.

Her extremely liberal use of the word "ours" has fans scratching their heads.

If Britney has an issue with it, is there anything that she can do about it? That's what fans want to know.

Britney Spears: I’m Too Nice to Call My Sister a Mean Ass!

The phenomenal Britney Spears is not done calling out those who have wronged her.

It is, she knows, the only way that she can heal and move on.

She recently took some very direct shots at her sister, Jamie Lynn.

Now, Britney is subtly taking the high road when it comes to her sister.

Brtiney Spears: Quarantine Six-Pack

Britney Spears has been calling out a lot of her critics lately.

After more than a decade of being told to keep silent or things would get even worse for her, she has a lot to say.

Let's face it: a lot of people have wronged her and need to be held accountable.

Britney Is Serious

Some of the people at whom she has taken aim are trolls who harass her on social media.

Britney will make a goofy dancing post on Instagram, which is very age-appropriate for a 39-year-old mom.

The comments will be flooded with the most senselessly cruel comments.

Britney Spears In a Maid Costume

It's evidence that, no matter what people may think, the world hasn't made as much progress since 2008 as people think.

Thirteen years of this vicious conservatorship have garnered a lot of sympathy, it's true.

But ultimately, there are still thousands of people who need to leave Britney alone, as Chris Crocker so wisely preached all of those years ago.

Chris Crocker YouTube Pic

Britney has made multiple posts in recent weeks once again asking people to be nice.

No one has to follow her if they don't want to, and clearly, the harassment gets to her.

But nothing hurts more than betrayal by the people who are supposed to love and support you.

Jamie Lynn on Instagram

Jamie Lynn recently took to Instagram to share a vague message with seemingly no direction.

"May the peace of the Lord be with you, and your spirit," sounds like a generic Christian post from a generic Christian woman like Jamie Lynn.

The context of it, however, made it appear to be commentary on her sister.

Jamie Lynn Spears for Nylon

"There’s nothing worse than when the people closest to you who never showed up for you," Britney wrote late last week.

There's nothing than when those people "post things in regard to your situation whatever it may be."

"And speak righteously for support …" Britney wrote. "There’s nothing worse than that !!!!"

Britney Spears Video Still

"How dare the people you love the most say anything at all …" Britney remarked.

She openly asked "did they even put a hand out to even lift me up at the TIME !!!???"

Britney challenged: "How dare you make it public that NOW you CARE …"

Britney Makes a T

"Did you put your hand out when I was drowning ???? Again … NO …" Britney wrote.

"So if you’re reading this and you know who you are …" she addressed.

"And you actually have the nerve to say anything about my situation," Britney added.

Britney Spears Is Naked

Britney asked these unnamed individuals to "just to save face for yourself publicly !!!"

"If you’re gonna post something …. Please stop with the righteous approach," she asked.

Britney noted that this is odd "when you’re so far from righteous it’s not even funny …."

Britney Spears Looks Adorable in Yellow

"And have a good day !!!!!" Britney expressed.

"PS if you’re reading this today and you can relate …. I’m sorry," she wrote.

Britney concluded: "because I know what it’s like … and I send you my love."

Britney Spears Shares a Fitness Montage

This struck many as a clear reference to Jamie Lynn's multiple attempts to paint herself as a Britney supporter.

She claimed to fans that, as Britney's sister, she of course has stood by her all along.

It was just ... super secret support for some reason, even though Jamie Lynn is a millionaire who can presumably speak freely.

Britney Spears Framed With Light

Britney also got even more specific, bringing up Jamie Lynn very directly, referencing an incident from several years ago.

"I don't like that my sister showed up at an awards show and performed MY SONGS to remixes !!!!!" she wrote.

"My so-called support system hurt me deeply!!!!" Britney announced.

Jamie Lynn Spears Video Still

So when Jamie Lynn wrote "May the peace of the Lord be with you, and your spirit," that was the context.

In other words, it looks like she was asking her older sister to shut up and be quiet.

And Britney's response was very, very appropriate.

Britney Spears Glory

"May the Lord wrap your mean ass up in joy today," Britney wrote in another caption.

That seemed like a very direct response to Jamie Lynn.

However, as we noted, Britney has softened her tone.

Britney Spears Dances in Rose Project Video

Either after getting second thoughts, upon advice from (actual) loved ones, for religious reasons, or possibly direct communication, she took the line down.

She removed the line from her caption (of a dancing video) without comment or explanation.

Britney doesn't have to take the high road with anyone, but she can if she wants to.

Britney Spears: Jamie Lynn Can Kiss My Ass!

Britney Spears has had it.

Officially.

Britney Spears Shares New Bangs, New Haircut

If you're reading this right now, that means you're a conscious human being, and if you're a conscious human being, there's no way you haven't been hearing about what's been going on with Britney.

The beloved pop star went through a very public breakdown all the way back in 2008, and she was placed under a conservatorship, essentially meaning that her father had complete control over her life.

Over the years, many people have expressed concern that maybe the arrangement was a little sketchy.

Especially when Britney began working again, recording albums and going on tours and doing a Las Vegas residency, it seemed like surely she'd be well enough to regain control over her own affairs.

Britney Spears on Her Insta

But she hasn't, and now, thirteen years later, her dad is still running her entire existence.

The Free Britney movement has been gaining momentum for a long time now, and with Britney herself in court trying to bring an end to the conservatorship, it's the strongest it's ever been.

When you hear the recordings of Britney telling a judge things about being forced to have an IUD and forced to take strong medications that altered her thinking, it's not hard to be on her side.

She's said that she hasn't been allowed to perform the way she wants, she's not allowed to access her own money, and that she's not even allowed to redo her kitchen cabinets.

Britney Spears Video Still

A couple of days ago, she posted a lengthy message on Instagram, a message seemingly dedicated to her family who have all failed her.

It was extremely notable because she hasn't been allowed to speak out in so long -- many people think that she hasn't even been the one posting on her page.

Then, last night, she had another pointed message to share.

And guys ... she's pissed.

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The image she shared was a text post that read "Take me as I am or kiss my ass, eat sh-t, and step on legos."

But her caption was where she got specific about her feelings.

"For those of you who choose to criticize my dancing videos," she began, referencing the videos she shares of herself dancing in her home, "look I'm not gonna be performing on any stages anytime soon with my dad handling what I wear, say, do, or think!!!!"

"I've done that for the past 13 years ... " she continued. "I'd much rather share videos YES from my living room instead of onstage in Vegas where some people were so far gone they couldn't even shake my hand and I ended up getting a contact high from weed all the time ..."

Britney Is Serious

"Which I didn't mind but it would have been nice to be able to go to the mother f-cking spa!!!!"

She kept the rant going with "And no I'm not gonna put on heavy makeup and try try try on stage again and not be able to do the real deal with remixes of my songs for years and begging to put my new music in my show for MY fans ... so I quit!!!!"

Next she referenced an old video from a 2017 awards show that's been going around, one of her little sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, performing a medley of her songs while she sat in the audience and watched, looking pretty uncomfortable.

"I don't like that my sister showed up at an awards show and performed MY SONGS to remixes!!!!!" she said. "My so-called support system hurt me deeply!!!!"

Britney Spears Models an Off-the Shoulder White Blouse

Her next heartbreaking statement was that "This conservatorship killed my dreams ... so all I have is hope and hope is the only thing in this world that is very hard to kill ... yet people still try!!!!"

In addition to not caring for Jamie Lynn's performance, she said that she didn't like how "the documentaries bring up humiliating moments from the past ... I'm way past all that and have been for a long time!!!!"

Finally, "For women who say it's weird the way I still have hope for fairy tales ... go f-ck yourself!!!!"

"As I said ... hope is all I have right now ... you're lucky I post anything at all ... if you don't like what you see, unfollow me!!!"

Britney Spears Looks Adorable in Yellow

"People try to kill hope because hope is one of the most vulnerable and fragile things there is!!! I'm gonna go read a mother f-cking fairy tale now!!!!"

She finished her message with "Psss if you don't want to see my precious ass dancing in my living room or it's not up to your standards ... go read a f-cking book!!!!!"

Iconic.

It's so wonderful to see her feeling so strong and standing up for herself like this, isn't it?

Britney Spears in Portrait Mode

And she's getting nothing but support in return -- she's currently got over 100,000 comments on that post alone, and they seem to be full of love.

We can't wait to hear what she has to say next!

Britney Spears to Her Mom: STFU! Where Were You Before?!?

Britney Spears is not naming any names.

But she is making her voice heard.

Loudly, strongly, passionately and, in no uncertain terms, very angrily.

Simply put, the singer is pissed.

Britney Spears on Her Gram

On Friday, Spears shared a meme on Instagram that appeared to be directed at her family members.

"Never forget who ignored you when you needed them and who helped you before you even had to ask," read the message.

Britney posted these words two days after finallly scoring a victory in court, as a judge ruled Britney could choose her own lawyer in her ongoing attempt to break free from the conservatorship that has controlled her life since 2008.

"I'm traumatized. I’m not happy," the mother of two said during an emotional testimony last month in regard to this legal arrangement. "I can’t sleep, I’m depressed, I cry every day."

spears message

At her latest hearing, Spears said her dad was guilty of "abuse," said she is extremely scared of him and added:

“This conservatorship has allowed my dad to ruin my life. I want to press charges against my father today. I want an investigation into my dad."

So we know at least that Britney wasn't referring to her dad when shared the meme above (or the message we're about to publish below).

Jamie Spears has never pretended to care about his daughter -- not back then and certainly not now.

Britney Is a Biter

On Thursday, however, Britney's mom, Lynne, shared a bible verse online.

From John 1:5, it reads: "The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it."

Sister Jamie Lynn Spears, meanwhile, also uploaded a cryptic message.

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible,” Britney's sibling wrote. "Dear Lord, Can we end this bull s--t once and for all. Amen.”

Britney In Red

Britney clearly was not moved by these apparent messages of support... at least not in a positive sense.

"There’s nothing worse than when the people closest to you who never showed up for you post things in regard to your situation whatever it may be and speak righteously for support," the embattled artist wrote last night.

"There’s nothing worse than that !!!!"

The obvious translation here?

Britney Spears Reveals New Haircut

You weren't there for me over the years, so how dare you pretend to be now that I've madee my struggle public?!?

"How dare the people you love the most say anything at all … did they even put a hand out to even lift me up at the TIME !!!???" added Britney.

"How dare you make it public that NOW you CARE …

"Did you put your hand out when I was drowning ????"

Britney With a Flower Crown

Jamie Lynn has spoke out a few times since her sister reignited the #FreeBritney movement in June by making emotional pleas to a judge.

But she's mostly just asked folks to leave her alone, sounding far more defensive, in the eyes of critics, than actively supportive of Britney.

"Again … NO," continued Britney on Friday.

"So if you’re reading this and you know who you are … and you actually have the nerve to say anything about my situation just to save face for yourself publicly !!! If you’re gonna post something …."

Britney Spears Demands Attention

It's pretty evident at this point with whom Spears has beef.

She concluded:

Please stop with the righteous approach when you’re so far from righteous it’s not even funny …. and have a good day !!!!!

PS if you’re reading this today and you can relate …. I’m sorry because I know what it’s like … and I send you my love.

Britney on Instagram In 2020

With her own attorney by her side, Britney is hoping the court eventually overturns the conservatorship that has controlled her finances for well over a decade.

At this week's hearing, Britney also called her conservatorship "f------ cruelty" and alleged that she was living with severe limitations like not being able to drink coffee, saying:

"If this is not abuse, I don't know what is."

Britney Spears in Court: My Dad Has Ruined My Life! He Should Be Investigated!

Britney Spears finally scored a victory in court on Wednesday afternoon.

According to NBC News and other outlets, a judge granted the 39-year-old Grammy winner permission to choose her own lawyer during the latest court hearing to address her ongoing conservatorship.

As previously detailed, Britney's court-appointed attorney, Sam Ingham, resigned from the controversial case earlier this month, leaving Spears without representation.

Due to this new ruling, Britney will be able to bring on board Mathew Rosengart, whose firm has stood up for clients such as Steven Spielberg, Sean Penn, Ben Affleck and Eddie Vedder.

Britney in 2016

This new hearing comes three weeks after the pop star’s explosive testimony on June 23.

Among other allegations, accusations and requests, she asked the court at the time to end her conservatorship -- which has been in place since 2008 -- without forcing her to undergo another mental evaluation.

The superstar also confessed back then that she didn’t know she could have requested to end the conservatorship earlier.

“I’m sorry for my ignorance, but I didn’t know that,” she said.

“It’s embarrassing and demoralizing what I’ve been through, and that’s the main reason I didn’t say it openly. I didn’t think anybody would believe me.”

Britney Spears Video Still

As part of her 30-minute, virtual testimony, Spears also opened up about the pain this conservatorship has caused her over the years.

"I'm traumatized. I’m not happy," the mother of two said at the time. "I can’t sleep, I’m depressed, I cry every day."

She added that her father, who controls her finances and, according to Britney, even her most personal decisions, belongs in jail for the way he has treated her.

And Britney basically repeated this claim on Wednesday.

Britney In Red

“I’m here to get rid of my dad and charge him with conservatorship abuse,” the 39-year-old artist said today, adding that she is “extremely scared” of Jamie Spears.

“This conservatorship has allowed my dad to ruin my life.”

Through years, Britney took things a step further, too, adding:

"I want to press charges against my father today. I want an investigation into my dad."

Britney Is Serious

At the hearing, Britney also called her conservatorship "f------ cruelty" and alleged that she was living with severe limitations like not being able to drink coffee, saying:

"If this is not abuse, I don't know what is."

Jamie, of course, has denied he's to blame for any of his daughter's suffering.

He has maintained his innocence and has said he only has his child's best interests in mind.

Britney Is a Biter

Since Britney gave her explosive testimony last month, there have been many developments in the tragic legal battle.

On July 5, for example, her longtime manager, Larry Rudolph, resigned after two decades of working with the Louisiana native.

In his letter to Jamie and a woman named Jodi Montgomery, who took over conservatorship control for a time when Jamie battled health problems in 2019, Rudolph claimed that the singer told him she wanted “to take an indefinite work hiatus.”

Via court documents, Jamie alleged that Montgomery was the one responsible for any mistreatment described by Britney.

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Montgomery responded with her own statement a day later, saying that she has been a “tireless advocate” for Britney’s well-being.

It read:

“While she does not control Britney’s financial assets, she is responsible for her personal care, and if Britney wants any issue brought up to the court, Ms. Montgomery is and has always been ready, willing, and able to do so."

The same day, a judge denied Britney’s November 2020 request to have her father removed as co-conservator.

Britney Returns

Britney’s case has garnered an enormous amount of global attention, with pressure mounting to support the pop star and remove her father from the conservatorship.

And, let's face it, her life in general.

“I cried on the phone for an hour and he loved every minute of it,” Spears told the judge on June 23, referring to her dad.

“The control he had over someone as powerful as me -- he loved the control to hurt his own daughter 100,000%. He loved it.”

Britney Spears Reveals New Haircut

Spears pleaded at the time:

“I just want my life back. And it’s been 13 years. And it’s enough.

"It’s been a long time since I’ve owned my money.

"And it’s my wish and my dream for all of this to end without being tested."

Britney Spears Flips Off Trolls: Kiss My Ass, Haters!

This week, Britney Spears shared a gorgeous back-selfie, drawing praise and admiration from fans.

Unfortunately, she also got weird comments from doubters, nay-sayers, and trolls wanting to kick her while she's down.

Now, amidst all of the pressures of potentially ending her conservatorship, she is explaining herself.

Britney is also telling haters to kiss her where the sun don't shine.

Britney Spears Attends 2016 MTV VMAs

We don't know why anyone would choose to be mean to Britney.

Maybe Jamie would understand the haters better on a fundamental level.

But for whatever reason, people got all bent out of shape at the sight of Britney's back.

Britney Spears Is Naked

"We know this isn't you," accused a commenter who received thousands of "likes."

Another confronted Britney's fans, writing: "Yall know this ain't Britney right??"

A confident nay-sayer wrote: "Where are the tattoos?"

Britney Spears in Japan

Britney is known to a have a flower fairy tattoo on the small of her back.

Additionally, she has a neck tattoo in Hebrew that symbolizes healing.

Neither were apparent in this nonetheless gorgeous photo.

Britney Spears at Home

Britney saw a lot of the hate about her, unfortunately.

In response, she shared an image with a message for her haters.

"While you're talking behind my back feel free to bend down and kiss my ass," the text reads.

Britney Spears IG tells haters to kiss her ass

In her captions, Britney offered an explanation ... and also a healthy dose of clapback.

"Ok so ... I edited out my tattoo on my neck," Britney explained.

She did this "cause I wanted to see what it would look like clean."

Britney Spears Is Supreme

" … and yeah I like it better," Britney admitted.

She then suggested: "So while you guys are talking behind my back go ahead and kiss my ass haters!!!!!!"

As you can see in the screenshot above, she also used a colorful array of emojis to help make her point clear.

Britney Spears in Malibu

Britney is currently fighting for her freedom like never before.

Last month, she took a tremendous risk by speaking out against her conservatorship.

She told the court in no uncertain terms that she would like to sue her family for doing this to her.

Britney Spears Air Blow GIF

Britney's finances have been outside of her control for thirteen years.

Her personal decisions, her medical decisions, even her movements up to someone else.

This has had a chilling effect upon what many of us consider to be basic human rights.

Britney Spears Is in the Best Shape of Her Life

Britney's conservatorship means more than having to ask to take a vacation.

She cannot go and see friends who live a short drive away.

She, a 39-year-old adult woman, cannot decide how many sodas she drinks in a day.

Britney Spears, Piece of Me Tour

Britney also cannot control if or when she might have another baby.

There is an IUD preventing her from becoming pregnant, and she is not permitted to remove it.

That is called forced sterilization, and it is a violation of her bodily autonomy and reproductive rights.

Britney Spears in a Quiet Moment

It may take months or years for the courts to free Britney from her father's grasp ... if they ever do at all.

As we are all painfully aware, conservatorships are notoriously difficult to abolish even once the process is begun.

In the mean time, it would be nice if Britney's trolls could, well, STFU.

Britney Spears: I Don’t Need an Evaluation! Doctors Have Failed Me My Whole Life!

With the resignation of Britney Spears' attorney, many fans are hopeful that she can finally hire her own attorney.

That could be a major step towards dissolving her conservatorship, which has been her hope and dream all along.

After 13 years of this, Britney doesn't want a psychiatric evaluation. She just wants it ended by the court.

And it turns out that she has a very compelling reason for that.

Britney Spears Video Still

Sam Ingham III offered his resignation just days ago, asking the court to appoint a new attorney.

The judge might select a new lawyer to represent Britney's interests ... or hold hearings to determine if Britney can hire her own.

Notably, Ingham is only one of many who have stepped away from Britney's conservatorship and career as it gains massive national attention.

Britney Spears in a Bikini on a Peacock Float

However, Ingham has not yet filed a petition to begin the process of (hopefully) ending Britney's conservatorship.

What exactly is the delay?

For years, it was because Britney was seemingly unaware that she could ask the court to at least consider ending it.

Britney Spears in a Quiet Moment

Now, there's another holdup.

According to what an inside source tells People, Britney is leery of a mental health evaluation.

These are typically required, but Britney has adamantly asked that hers end without one. Why?

Britney Spears Shares a Fitness Montage

"She doesn't have much trust for the doctors that she has worked with so far," the insider explains.

Britney's mental health diagnosis has never been explicitly revealed, and her records are currently sealed.

According to the source: "She feels like they have failed her."

Britney Spears in Portrait Mode

One can understand Britney's feelings on the matter, even without an understanding of the currently-under-wraps details.

First, Britney has endured this conservatorship for thirteen years, seemingly without any help from doctors or other experts.

Second, Britney has described being locked away in mental health rehab facilities, where she felt mistreated and imprisoned.

Britney Spears Is Naked

Britney has been doing phenomenally well, as a mother and as a human being.

She has successfully toured and enjoyed lucrative residencies as a performer.

So surely that should all count towards Britney's freedom, illustrating her capacity for independence ... right?

Britney Spears Dances on Stage

Unfortunately, that's not necessarily the case.

In fact, the fact that she does so well, that she is so capable of living her life, could be used against her.

That's right: under a conservatorship, being capable and competent can work to prolong your conservatorship.

Britney Spears Looks Flawless

The idea is that, to the courts, these displays of competence, self-management, and proficiency are evidence of flourishing under the conservatorship.

Unfortunately, historically, many courts have taken a "why mess with what's working?" approach.

This means that someone who has been stripped of their rights and freedoms remains under a conservatorship's thumb, sometimes indefinitely.

Britney Spears Dances in Rose Project Video

In other words: someone could have a mental heatlh crisis, be placed under a conservatorship, then wake up magically "cured."

They could then demonstrate their excellent mental health, their competence, their ability to work and manage themselves.

They could do this for weeks, for months, or for years ... and remain effectively a prisoner, stripped of many fundamental human rights.

Britney Spears Models an Off-the Shoulder White Blouse

Fans and conservatorship experts alike fear this outcome for Britney.

This has been the grim fate of many disabled people -- stripped of their rights and made prisoners in their own lives.

Britney's case isn't just about her or her rotten, awful father. It's shining a spotlight upon a systemic injustice that impacts thousands of Americans.

Jamie Lynn Spears to Britney Stan Twitter: Leave My Broke A– Alone!

Jamie Lynn Spears has made a very public, candid and desperate plea.

Sadly, we just can't imagine very many tabloids out there will heed her words or respect her wishes.

Let's delve into the latest issue plaguing this 30-year old, shall we?

Jamie Lynn Spears Video Still

On Tuesday, July 6, Jamie Lynn shared a screenshot of a Daily Mail headline on her Instagram Story.

It read as follows: "Britney Spears' sister Jamie Lynn shares photos of her home life... after it's revealed she is the ONLY family member not on singer's payroll."

The Zoey 101 alum replied to the article by writing as a caption to her post:

Facts....now leave my broke-ass alone.

Jamie Lynn Spears, Maddie Aldridge, Precious Together

Jamie Lynn has found herself back in the spotlight of late for the most unfortunate of reasons:

Her ultra famous sister, Britney, spoke late last month at a virtual court hearing, begging a judge to end what the singer called her "abusive" 13-year conservatorship," which is partially controlled by the sisters' father and co-conservator, Jamie Spears.

The artist's remarks represented her first public statement about the 2008 agreement that was put in place after a psychiatric hospitalization.

Britney said her dad should be in jail for the way she has treated her and said she just wants her life back.

Britney Spears Video Still

Alas, the court denied this request.

Britney's testimony has resulted in loud and renewed criticism of her whole family, with many observers accusing her relatives of exploiting the singer for money.

The backlash was fueled further after a July 3 New Yorker article revealed Britney very recently called 911.

It alsoo stated that Britney's parents, sister and brother "have all spent years on Spears' payroll, and, as friends who spoke with her at the time recalled, she was increasingly resentful of their efforts to influence her."

Britney Spears on Her Insta

Jamie Lynn, Bryan Spears and Lynne have not yet responded to the specific claims made in the article, although Britney's sister tweeted in 2019:

"I have NEVER been paid a dime from my sister, that is HER hard earned money, and I am NOT entitled to a cent of it."

A rep for Britney's dad, meanwhile, told The New Yorker that Jamie only cares about his oldest daughter and only wants what is best for her. 

Britney In Red

Jamie's lawyer had said in a statement after her testimony:

"Mr. Spears is sorry to see his daughter suffering and in so much pain. Mr. Spears loves his daughter and misses her very much."

In March, his attorney told CNN that "Jamie believes every single decision he has made has been in her best interest."

This claim seems pretty darn questionable these days, however.

Britney Is a Biter

Days after Britney's court testimony, Jamie Lynn issued a video response on Instagram.

"I can assure you I have supported my sister long before there was a hashtag and I'll support her long after," she said at the time.

"I mean I've worked since I was 9 and paid my own bills since I was 10 years old, not that I owe the public anything because my sister knows I love and support her and that's the only person I owe anything to.

"I am not my family. I am my own person I am speaking for myself."

Britney and Jamie Lynn

Jamie Lynn added:

"I am so proud of her for using her voice, I am so proud of her for requesting new counsel like I told her to do many years ago.

"Oh, not on big public platform, but just in a personal conversation between two sisters.

"So, I am very proud she has taken that step. If ending the conservatorship or whatever hell else she wants to do to be happy.

"I support that 100 percent because I support my sister, I love my sister, always have and always will as long as she's happy. So let's keep praying. That's all."

Jamie Lynn Spears IG still 28 June 2021

On July 2, more than a week after Britney's testimony, Jamie Lynn said that her family has been harassed.

"Hi, I respect that everyone has the right to express themselves," the mother of two daughters wrote on Instagram.

"But can we please stop with the death threats, especially the death threats to children."

Seems like a fair ask, doesn't it?

Britney Spears Called 911 on Night Before Testimony, Cited Conservatorship Abuse

In late June, Britney Spears delivered courageous testimony on her conservatorship.

It turns out that, just one night before she spoke at the hearing, Britney made a 911 call.

Britney called to report conservatorship abuse.

That call has spawned a police investigation.

Britney Spears Says Oops, I Burned Down My Gym

Over the July Fourth Weekend, Ronan Farrow and Jia Tolentino wrote about Britney Spears for The New Yorker.

In this hard-hitting piece, the journalists -- who have long vocally opposed and exposed abuses -- laid out the facts.

While some of the many witnesses interviewed spoke of the conservatorship's origins, others had more recent details to share.

Britney In Trouble?

The expose is where it was revealed that Britney called 911 to report conservatorship abuse.

Since this happened just one night before she testified in the hearing, this sent certain individuals into a panic.

“Members of Spears’s team began texting one another frantically,” the expose reads.

Britney Spears Glory

“They were worried about what Spears might say the next day," the article describes.

"And," the hard-hitting expose continues, "they discussed how to prepare in the event that she went rogue.”

Additionally, the investigative journalists reached out to and confirmed the 911 call with sources.

Britney Spears is Filled with Cheer

Those sources included an insider close to Britney.

Additionally, law enforcement officials also verified that the call was placed.

Which of course begs the question: why has the public at large not heard this call yet?

Brtiney Spears: Quarantine Six-Pack

For various good reasons, emergency calls to 911 are generally available to the public.

However, Los Angeles county has sealed Britney's emergency call.

The reason, officially speaking, is that there is an "ongoing investigation" related tot he call.

Britney Spears in a Quiet Moment

We can only speculate about what was said on the call and what prompted it.

Many fans have naturally assumed that perhaps she was being told, or even threatened, about what to say.

If anyone was attempting to strongarm her regarding her testimony, we hope that she informed the judge.

Britney Spears in Her Favorite Dress

Much of what was said at Britney's historic hearing is of course publicly available.

However, some of it is not.

After Britney shared all that she had to say initially, the court took a short recess -- and then stopped broadcasting.

Britney Spears is a Boss

Whatever was said at that time was not for public ears.

But Britney had already said more than enough to shock and horrify the world.

In minutes, years of her father's public relations blitzes were unraveled and numerous injustices were laid bare.

Britney Spears Smiles in Miami

Financial restrictions. Forced performances. "Punishments." Lies. Forced sterilization.

Britney spoke up for herself for the first time in public to describe these outrages and more.

It was, she shared, her wish and her dream that the conservatorship should end.

Britney Spears in a Bikini on a Peacock Float

Unfortunately, Britney's courageous testimony did not have an instant, magical effect upon her circumstances.

The court delivered a setback to Britney, and her fight for freedom continues.

However, other parties are listening to and even respecting her wishes.

Britney Spears in Yellow

In recent days, both the Bessemer Trust and Britney's longtime manager have withdrawn from her affairs.

The former withdrew from her financial conservatorship. The latter resigned as her manager after 25 years.

Both parties cited a desire to respect Britney's wishes.

Bessemer Trust Exits Britney Spears’ Conservatorship: We Will NOT Be Party to This!

Britney Spears had a lot to say during her moving conservatorship testimony late last month.

Much of what she has described about her conservatorship has been confirmed by outside sources.

Britney also expressed a desire to sue her family, for some parties to go to jail, and most of all, for her conservatorship to end.

Even faceless corporate entities are listening to Britney's wishes more than her own father.

Britney In Trouble?

Britney Spears did not mince words when she discussed her feelings about her 13-year conservatorship.

She is denied access to her own money.

Her father, Jamie Spears, signs off -- or doesn't -- on everything.

Britney Spears Says Oops, I Burned Down My Gym

Britney is 39 years old. She cannot have a new child, she cannot travel without permission.

At times, she is told what to do and forbidden from doing other things by people hired with her fortune.

They're supposed to work for her. Instead, the conservatorship is working against her wishes.

Britney Spears' At-Home Fashion Show

The world is taking note of Britney's unthinkable situation.

That includes fans, celebrities, legal scholars, disability rights advocates, and more.

It also includes Bessemer Trust, a respected wealth management group.

Brtiney Spears: Quarantine Six-Pack

Bessemer Trust manages more than $100 billion in assets per year.

Last year, Britney's attorney filed to add Bessmer Trust as Britney's financial co-conservator.

This mean that a reputable company would share power over Britney's finances with her father, Jamie Spears.

Britney Spears Looks Adorable in Yellow

Now, Bessemer Trust has asked the court to remove it from its role as Britney's estate's co-sonservator.

The wealth management group cited that this reuqest is "due to changed circumstances."

That change was, of course, because of Britney's courageous testimony at her conservatorship hearing.

Britney Spears Glory

Bessemer Trust expressed that they had been led to believe that her conservatorship was voluntary.

The group shared that they had believed that Britney wanted them in that role.

Obviously, since Britney wants the conservatorship to end -- immediately -- and called it "abusive," they now know better.

Britney Spears in a Quiet Moment

"As a result of the conservatee's testimony at the June 23 hearing," the filing reads.

"Petitioner has become aware that the Conservatee objects to the continuance of her Conservatorship," the documents say.

"And," the filing continues, "desires to terminate the conservatorship."

Britney Spears on a Tour

Bessemer Trust affirms: "Petitioner has heard the Conservatee and respects her wishes."

The group stated that they have "made this decision to resign only after thoughtful deliberation."

Bessemer Trust emphasized that they are "keeping the Conservatee's expressed wishes in mind."

Britney Spears in Yellow

Additionally, Bessemer Trust informed the court that in their short time in the role, the company "has taken no actions as Conservator."

They have not made any decisions about Britney's money just yet.

Additionally, they have not received any of Britney's assets and have not collected any fees from her fortune.

Britney Spears Is in the Best Shape of Her Life

Unless (or until) Britney says otherwise, she would like to keep it that way.

Unfortunately, this temporarily leaves Jamie as Britney's sole conservator of estate ... at least, for now.

Reading between the lines, the meaning of this filing is clear.

Britney With a Flower Crown

Bessemer Trust just learned that a woman's money was essentially stolen from her and handed to them.

They would like to hand it back.

No reputable company wishes to be linked to the story of the ongoing imprisonment of Britney Spears.

Britney Spears Took the Stand and Affirmed the #FreeBritney People Were Right All Along

A conservatorship is a situation where a judge appoints a person or entity to make decisions on behalf of an adult whom the judge feels is unable to make those decisions themselves. This could be due to a number of reasons, such as old age, handicap or illness.

These conservatorships are only meant to last as long as the conservatee actually requires one. The point is to help people who need help, not to take the power to run their own lives away from capable adults.

Britney Spears has been under conservatorship since she had a mental health episode in 2008; this is when she shaved her head and was all over the news, to the point that South Park made an episode about her poor treatment by the press and paparazzi. She was also on How I Met Your Mother around this time, and she did a much better job than a lot of non-actors who appear on sitcoms.

People have been questioning for a long time now if Spears actually needed to be under conservatorship at all; after all, she seemed fine and it had been over a decade. She may have some mental health struggles, but a lot of people have mental health problems and don’t need a conservatorship.

It made some amount of sense for Spears to be given a conservator while she was in the middle of a mental break, but she appeared mostly recovered by the end of the year. She’s recorded albums and was a judge on The X-Factor during her conservatorship, which don’t seem like things that someone who doesn’t have the wherewithal to make their own decisions about their life would be able to do.

During all this time, however, Spears assured her fans she was okay and never asked to end the conservatorship, giving the impression that she didn’t mind the arrangement.

This was not the case. Spears was not okay, she just didn’t want people to know that.

It certainly explains why fans thought something seemed off about her social media posts. No one was forcing her to make them as some suspected, but she was forcing herself to seem happy and upbeat when she wasn’t.

Spears finally took the stand and asked the judge to end her conservatorship recently. It’s heartbreaking to learn that the reason it took her so long to ask for the conservatorship to be ended is that she didn’t realize that was an option.

Spears spoke to the judge herself and asked to end her conservatorship without an evaluation and described her situation as akin to be sex trafficked, saying she was forced to perform against her will and forced onto lithium when she objected.

NPR transcribed what appears to be Spears’ entire statement to the court, so let’s look at what she said in her own words.

The people who did this to me should not get away and be able to walk away so easily. Recap: I was on tour in 2018. I was forced to do. My management said if I don’t do this tour, I will have to find an attorney and by contract my own management could sue me if I didn’t follow through with the tour. He handed me a sheet of paper as I got off the stage in Vegas and said I had to sign it. It was very threatening and scary and with the conservatorship, I couldn’t even get my own attorney. So out of fear, I went ahead and I did the tour. When I came off that tour, a new show in Las Vegas was supposed to take place. I started rehearsing early, but it was hard cause I’d been doing Vegas for four years and I needed a break in between.

It’s becoming clearer why Spears said she wasn’t going to perform again until her father was removed as her conservator. There’s more.

There was a week period where they — they were nice to me and they said, “I don’t want to do —” And I told them, “I don’t want to do the —” They, wait, no — they were nice to me. They said, if I don’t want to do the new Vegas show, I don’t have to cause I was getting really nervous. I said, “I can wait.” It was like, they told me I could wait. It was like lifting literally 200 pounds off of me when they said I don’t have to do the show anymore cause it was — I was really, really hard on myself and it was too much.

I couldn’t take it anymore. So I remember telling my assistant, “But you know what, I feel weird if I say no. I feel like they’re going to come back and be mean to me or punish me or something.” Three days later, after I said no to Vegas, my therapist sat me down in a room and said he had a million phone calls about how I was not cooperating in rehearsals and I haven’t been taking my medication. All of this was a false. He — he immediately the next day put me on lithium out of nowhere. He took me off my normal meds I’d been on for five years. And lithium is a very, very strong and completely different medication compared to what I was used to. You can go mentally impaired if you take too much, if you stay on it longer than five months. But he put me on that and I felt drunk. I really couldn’t even take up for myself. I couldn’t even have a conversation with my mom or dad really about anything. I told them I was scared and my doctor had me on — six different nurses with this new medication come to my home, stay with me to monitor me on this new medication, which I never wanted to be on to begin with.

She also discussed how she feels about the conservatorship and about her father being in control.

And that’s why I’m telling you this again two years later, after I’ve lied and told the whole world I’m OK and I’m happy. It’s a lie. I thought I just — maybe I said that enough, maybe I might become happy because I’ve been in denial. I’ve been in shock. I am traumatized, you know, fake it till you make it. But now I’m telling you the truth, OK? I’m not happy. I can’t sleep. I’m so angry. It’s insane and I’m depressed. I cry every day. And the reason I’m telling you this is because I don’t think how the state of California can have all this written in the court documents from the time I showed up and do absolutely nothing. Just hire — with my money — another person to keep — and keep my dad on board. Ma’am, my dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship and my management who played a huge role in punishing me when I said, “No, ma’am” they should be in jail. Their cruel tactics working for Miley Cyrus. If she smokes on joints and stage at the VMAs, nothing is ever done to this generation for doing wrong things. But my precious body, whose work for my dad for the past f***ing 13 years, trying to be so good and pretty. So perfect when he works me so hard, when I do everything I’m told, and the state of California allowed my ignorant father to take his own daughter, who only has a role with me if I work with him. They set back the whole course and allowed him to do that to me? That’s given these people I’ve worked for way too much control.

Let me try and parse that for you, because it’s a little hard to follow.

Spears described being forced into rehab as a punishment for not wanting to work and make more money than she wasn’t allowed to use without the approval of the people who could spend it to make the public think that them spending her money was a good thing. She then mentioned Miley Cyrus can smoke pot onstage at the VMAs and no one cares, while she said previously that she doesn’t even drink alcohol.

She also doesn’t understand why the state has ordered her to pay companies and her father to control her and her finances in a way she says was abusive and essentially slavery.

I want changes and I want changes going forward. I deserve changes. I was told I have to sit down and be evaluated — again — if I want to end the conservatorship. Ma’am, I didn’t know I could petition the conservatorship to end it. I’m sorry for my ignorance, but I honestly didn’t know that. But honestly, which I don’t think I owe anyone to be evaluated. I’ve done more than enough. I don’t feel like I should even be in a room with anyone to offend me by trying to question my capacity of intelligence, whether I need to be in this stupid conservatorship or not. I’ve done more than enough. I don’t owe these people anything. Especially me, the one that is roofed and fed tons of people on tour on the road. It’s embarrassing and demoralizing what I’ve been through. And that’s the main reason I’ve never said it openly. And mainly I didn’t want to say it openly because I honestly don’t think anyone would believe me. To be honest with you, the Paris Hilton story on what they did to her, at that school, I didn’t believe any of it. I’m sorry, I’m an outsider. And I’ll just be honest, I didn’t believe it. And maybe I’m wrong. And that’s why I didn’t want to say any of this to anybody, to the public, because people would make fun of me or laugh at me and say, “She’s lying. She’s got everything. She’s Britney Spears.” I’m not lying. I just want my life back. And it’s been 13 years and it’s enough.

Britney Spears doesn’t need to work. She has an estimated net worth of sixty million dollars. That’s more than enough for anyone to live on for their entire life. Her management and her father would like her to work to make money for them and are clearly using mental health treatment as a means to punish her when she doesn’t do what they want. She also described some pretty disturbing behavior from her father.

I was told — I had to then after I got a phone call from my dad saying after I did the psych test with this lady, basically saying I had failed the test or whatever — whatever. “I’m sorry, Britney, you have to listen to your doctors. They are planning to send you to a small home in Beverly Hills to do a small rehab program that we’re going to make up for you. You’re gonna pay $60,000 a month for this.”

I cried on the phone for an hour and he loved every minute of it. The control he had over someone as powerful as me as he loved the control to hurt his own daughter, 100,000%. He loved it.

Clearly, what happens next is in the judge’s hands. But it’s hard for me to imagine that Spears needs a conservator. She clearly made some mistakes in her testimony, like saying she was forced to give eight gallons of blood a week; the human body has about 10-12 pints of blood and you can safely donate one of those pints every two months. I assume she meant that she had 8 blood tests a week, presumably to test for drugs.

Almost no one looks great when their words are transcribed verbatim, and if you want to make someone look extra dumb you’ll transcribe their verbal tics, the “ums”, “ands” and “likes” people are prone to say. But the question here isn’t “Is Britney Spears maybe a little dumb?” The question is if she’s capable of managing her own affairs.

Think about all your co-workers in your current job. There’s definitely someone there you think is just the dumbest person you’ve ever met and you’ve probably been honestly concerned they die because they forgot how to breathe. How hard is it to make a pot of coffee, Janet? Can’t you at least turn the hot plate off so the last dregs of the pot don’t burn themselves into the carafe? And yet, that person is not under a conservatorship. Do you really think Britney Spears is less able to manage her own affairs than Janet in HR?

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Britney Spears Blasts Paparazzi: F–k You and F–k OFF!

Leave Britney alone! (Seriously)

Not even a full week after Britney Spears' historic conservatorship testimony, she is being plagued.

Having courageously spoken out against her awful father, other family, and her conservatorship, she's at it again.

This time, Britney is publicly calling out photographers for stalking her ... and telling them to f--k right off.

When we write "f--k off," those are her words, not ours. But she's right.

The beloved singer took to Instagram this week because her visit to Maui saw her haunted by paparazzi.

In response, Britney posted a video instructing the world on how to behave like decent human beings.

It looks like her days of suffering in silence are over.

And that's a good thing.

Even the video itself wasn't silent -- as it was set to Lily Allen's "F--k You." That's the song's real title.

"Do's and Don'ts if you are a pap, fan, or anyone in my space," the video begins.

First up is good advice for just about anyone who don't know each other and their boundaries really, really well.

"Don't talk to me while I'm texting," Britney admonished. "It's rude."

Britney also showed off her legendary body on the beach, wearing only a bikini and a mask.

"This is my body!" she wrote. "Stop messing with my pics!"

"And," Britney continued, "editing them to the point where it's embarrassing!"

She also showed a glimpse at a Pride Month celebration.

According to the caption, the entire crowd had broken out into "Oops ... I Did It Again."

That Britney classic was accompanied by well wishes to Britney from many of her core supporters.

"This is what fans and paps should be doing instead!" Britney suggested.

June is Pride Month, and with vaccinations and masks, some amount of joyous celebration can be done responsibly despite the pandemic.

Britney's suggestion is not bad. Pride is always a protest, but it's also often a party.

Britney also included a caption to her video.

"So being here in Maui is pretty crazy now …" she expressed.

Britney wrote that "the paps know where I am and it’s really not fun !!!!"

"It’s pretty hard going anywhere," the beloved mother of two lamented.

Britney explained that it's challenging "cause these silly faces keep popping up to take my picture  …"

Sadly, that is not the worst of it.

"But not only do they take my picture … they distort my body," Britney expressed.

"And mess with the image," she added, "and it’s embarrassing !!!!!"

If we want to know what Britney's body looks like, we can all see it for ourselves on her Instagram.

"I know my body is not perfect," Britney stated.

"But," she added, "I definitely do NOT look like how they portray me."

There is a long, ugly history of using lighting, lenses, and even editing to body-shame celebrities.

"It’s rude and it’s mean," Britney accurately described.

"So paps," shd shared, "kindly F--K YOU AND F--K OFF !!!!"

Strongly worded, but very well said!

Britney spears to paparazzi f k you and f k off

Britney Spears: I Think I Might Have Finally Defeated My Father

For the past several years, activists associated with the #FreeBritney movement have been working to call attention to the abuses taking place within the home of pop icon Britney Spears.

Some of their allegations may have sounded implausible, but earlier this week, the singer's diehard defenders were vindicated by Spears' emotional testimony at a hearing that marked the latest battle in Britney's effort to end her conservatorship.

In a voice very different from the breathy sing-song she uses in her Instagram videos, Spears described years of torment in which she was stripped of her basic rights and forced to take medication that made her feel "drunk."

Britney With a Flower Crown

Despite the fact that she hoped to have a third child, Britney was forced to keep her IUD in, as her "caretakers" felt she was mentally unfit for pregnancy.

Britney was denied the ability to make decisions about her career, her finances, and the raising of her two sons.

This went on for 13 years, and the effort to keep Britney silenced and enslaved was led primarily by her father, Jamie Spears.

Britney Is Serious

No doubt there was a time when Britney harbored conflicting feelings toward Jamie.

But as her testimony made clear, these days she sees him for what he is -- a cruel opportunist, and the single greatest obstacle standing between her and the life she wants to live.

Thankfully, there's finally a light at the end of the tunnel, as Britney has taken a major step forward by confirming her supporters' worst fears.

Britney Spears in Yellow

We're sure it wasn't easy, but insiders say that for the first time in years, the singer is hopeful for her future.

"She feels it went well and is hopeful there will be a change," a source close to the situation tells E! News.

"[She] has support from her mom who is trying to help her."

Brtiney Spears: Quarantine Six-Pack

Britney was essentially cut off from the rest of the world for the past two years, and the insider says "she only recently gained access to be able to do online research."

Spears is celebrating her victory with a vacation, but the insider says she's ready to resume the fight when she returns.

"Now that this is over, she has left on vacation with Sam [Asghari]," the source says.

Britney and Sam on Vacation

"She was looking forward to getting away for a while."

As for Asghari, it seems both he and Spears feel that they might soon be able to take the next step together.

"Britney would love to move the relationship forward, but it's never been something they could actually make happen," the insider claims.

Sam Asghari

"The situation is complicated because of her restrictions"

In her testimony, Britney recounted a recent incident in which she was denied the opportunity to travel to Louisiana with her boys for the holidays, and was instead forced to check into an in-patient rehab facility in Beverly Hills.

"The control he had over someone as powerful as me, as he loved the control to hurt his own daughter 100,000 percent. He loved it," she said of her father.

Britney Spears is Filled with Cheer

"I packed my bags and went to that place. I worked seven days a week, no days off, which in California, the only similar thing to this is called sex trafficking."

Saying those words publicly marks a major turning point in Britney's battle to regain control of her life.

And judging by her latest Instagram post, she's exhilarated by the possibility of finally regaining her independence.

Britney With Sam

"I just want to tell you guys a little secret  … I believe as people we all want the fairy tale life and by the way I've posted … my life seems to look and be pretty amazing … I think that's what we all strive for !!!!" Spears wrote.

It appears that Britney is looking forward to being more candid with her fans in the future.

And we're looking forward to the day when she's able to do so.

Britney Spears’ Conservatorship: Can the Court Really Free Britney?

This week, Britney Spears' historic conservatorship testimony shed light upon the injustice that she has endured.

From forced sterilization to strict control of her life and finances, her human rights have been abridged.

Fans are supporting Britney more loudly than ever, verbally excoriating her awful father across social media.

Britney wants to end her conservatorship. Is that really possible?

Britney Spears Is Supreme

People spoke to multiple experts on the matter, including a healthcare attorney and two family law attorneys.

It was remarked how unusual it is that someone like Britney Spears would be under a conservatorship at all.

Generally, conservatorships like this are applied to those whose extreme old age has left them unable to function.

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When someone cannot identify where they live, let alone pay bills, the idea is to have someone keep their fridge stocked and bills paid.

These are not people who are generally capable of testifying on their own behalf.

In these extreme dementia cases, the person under conservatorship likely would not even understand their situation.

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Britney Spears was placed on this conservatorship 13 years ago, when she was in her twenties.

She is now 39 years old.

Generally, someone her age under a conservatorship would have significant developmental disabilities.

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Someone with lifelong developmental disabilities or traumatic brain damage might need help managing their day-to-day affairs.

Even then, conservatorship is viewed as the last resort.

Britney is someone who allegedly suffers mental health problems, like millions of other Americans. Her case is very unusual.

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According to these experts, it is expected that a conservatee is invited to the first hearing -- at least.

This is required by law except in cases where the conservatee's attorney or doctor waives the invitation.

Conservatees are not required to attend future hearings, but are generally invited to participate.

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Also, usually, conservatees are free to speak at any time.

The conservatorship is an important process requiring a great deal of scrutiny, because it involves abridging human rights.

Most judges would want to hear a conservatee speak if they are willing and able.

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It is also unusual to see a conservatee subjected to forced sterilization as Britney has been.

It can happen in rare cases, but is generally intended to only apply to those whose mental health struggles put them at great risk.

The experts who spoke on this matter remarked that it is shocking to hear that something like this remains implemented for Britney.

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The general rationale for why any form of birth control would be forced upon a conservatee is fairly strict.

The idea is that they would have to be totally unable to care for themselves during pregnancy or unable to respond appropriately during childbirth.

Britney, a mother of two with a boyfriend, an active social media presence, and the clear ability to testify and express herself ... does not seem to meet those criteria.

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Conservators do not automatically have the authority to force conservatees into secured perimeter facilities.

Similarly, they cannot unilaterally force psychotropic drugs upon the conservatee.

A judge must sign off on this, and this is usually in cases of dementia patients or conservatees with severe mental illness.

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The most important question, of course, is whether this horror can end for Britney, as she hopes.

The judge must review all of the evidence.

In this case, this would include the confidential written report of the probate investigator.

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This investigator would likely be a licensed social worker.

Their job would be to interview the conservatee alongside all of their family members.

The investigation involves reaching a conclusion and a written recommendation for the judge to review.

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For the judge, this is only one piece of evidence among many.

The conservator, the conservatee, various relatives, and anyone else whom the judge asks would then weigh in.

A medical expert's opinion would almost certainly be involved, despite Britney's desire to not be (once again) examined or evaluated.

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The experts who spoke to people characterized this case as a "black eye" on California's conservatorship system.

Additionally, Britney's case was observed to be "scary" -- especially given how much wealth and fame Britney has.

If this can happen to someone like Britney, how many others continue to suffer without fans or famous friends or a platform?

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An expert referred to this as a "monstrous kind of circumstance."

Britney wants to skip the evaluation, but the judge will have to determine if there will be an independent review or a standard evaluation.

Judges rarely do so, but there may be enough evidence in this case for the judge to forego the evaluation.

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Conservatorships are, according to the law, terminated upon finding that the conservatee hs "regained their capacity."

The narrative is that they lost the capacity to make their own personal, health, and financial decisions, but have regained it.

Given the usual circumstances in which conservatorships are put into place, this is unusual.

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So in order to demonstrate this to the court, Britney would likely be analyzed and evaluated by a psychologist or neuropsychologist.

Britney would simply have to demonstrate her ability to make decisions, understanding the difference between right and wrong, and that she understands what money signifies.

This is a legal case and, as such, there may need to be a written evaluation "proving" Britney's competence attached to it.

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The wheels of justice move slowly, and sometimes court dates can be set half a year from the previous hearing.

Given the injustices that Britney faces and the massive public scrutiny, it doesn't seem likely that this will happen here.

Britney's court-appointed attonrey, Sam Ingham, has his work cut out for him.

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First, Ingham is going to have to file a petition to terminat the conservatorship.

Britney will have to explain how the conservatorship happened, what treatment she has received, and what has changed.

Additionally, Ingham will take steps -- in accordance with Britney's wishes -- to allow her to hire her own private counsel, which she has not been permitted to do.

Britney Spears DEMOLISHES Dad in Heartbreaking Testimony: He Should Be in JAIL!

On Wednesday, Britney Spears testified about her conservatorship nightmare for the first time.

She detailed her total lack of medical choice, the harm to her career and finances, and her forced sterilization.

Britney's infamous father has held the reins of her conservatorship for years.

In her courtroom testimony, she did not hold back about her awful, notorious dad.

Among many other things, she spoke of being abruptly given much stronger medication -- lithium.

"I really couldn't even stand up for myself," Britney told the court.

"I couldn't even have a conversation with my mom or dad really about anything," she told the court.

"I told him I was scared," Britney said of a phone conversation with her awful dad.

"And my doctor had me on -- six different nurses with this new medication come to my home stay with me to monitor me," she described.

"I got a phone call from my dad day after I did the psych test with this lady, basically saying I failed the test," Britney recalled.

'I'm sorry, Brittany, you have to listen to your doctors," Britney described Jamie as having said.

He apparently advised her that "they are planning to send you to a small home in Beverly Hills."

This would be "to do a small rehab program that we're going to make up for you."

"You're going to pay $60,000 a month for this,'" Jamie allegedly told Britney.

"I cried on the phone for an hour and he loved every minute of it," she characterized.

"The control he had over someone as powerful as me," Britney remarked.

Britney explained: "As he loved to control to hurt his own daughter and 100,000%."

She added: "He loved it."

Britney had strong thoughts about what the people who did all of this to her deserved.

"Ma'am, my dad and anyone involved in the conservatorship and my management who played two roles," Britney shared.

She continued "and punishing me when I said, 'no.'"

Britney told the judge: "Ma'am, they should be in jail."

"My precious body has worked for my dad for the past f--king 13 years, trying to be so good and pretty," Britney shared.

"So perfect because he works me so hard when I do everything I'm told," she recalled.

"And the state of California ...  him to do that to me?" Britney asked. It's not fair.

"The last time I spoke to you ... my dad made me feel like I was dead," Britney lamented.

She explained that he made her feel "like I didn't matter, like nothing had been done to me."

Britney continued "like you thought I was lying or something. I'm telling you again because I'm not lying."

"I want to feel heard," Britney told the court.

"And I'm telling you this again so maybe you can understand the depth and the degree and the damage..." she expressed.

Britney correctly affirmed: "I deserve changes going forward."

"The whole conservatorship from the beginning... " Britney spoke.

"Once you see someone, whoever it is in the conservatorship, making money, making them money, and myself money and working," she continued.

"That whole, that whole statement right there, the conservatorship should end," Britney stated.

"There should be... I shouldn't be on a conservatorship," Britney testified.

"If I can work and provide money and work for myself. It makes no sense," she reasoned.

"The laws need to change. What state allows people to own another person's money and accounts and threaten them?" Britney asked.

Britney characterized the conservatorship: "saying 'you can't see your money unless you do what we want you to do.'"

"And," she noted, "I'm paying them and I was since I was 17 years old."

True.

"I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive," Britney expressed.

"And they'll say 'Oh, conservatorship is here to help people,'" she predicted.

Britney then acknowledged: "But then there's 1000 conservatorships that are abusive as well."

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Britney Spears Treats Fans to Epic Snake Callback Ahead of Conservatorship Testimony

Right now, we are only weeks away from Britney Spears giving testimony in her conservatorship case.

She knows that all eyes are on her (in the center of the ring, just like a circus) as she fights to fire her awful dad.

But while the minds of fans are fixed on Britney's fight for autonomy, she's still living her life.

Within her gilded cage, Britney is serving up a gorgeous look that is also a bit of a blast from the past.

Britney Spears as a Snake, 20 Years Later

One of Britney Spears' most iconic looks was and will always be from the 2001 VMAs.

Singing "I'm a Slave 4 U," she wore very little, but all eyes were on her accessory (and dance partner).

Britney performed on stage with an albino burmese python.

Britney Spears, Snake

Taking to Instagram, the majestically talented singer is making a nod to that iconic moment.

Wearing a scaly green dress, Britney is flashing back to two decades ago.

This isn't just a visual reference. She's spelling it out in the captions.

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"I held a snake at the @VMAs one time," Britney understated.

"But decided to go ahead 20 years later and become the motherf--king snake myself !!!!" she announced.

She punctuated her words with plenty of snake emojis.

Britney In Snakeskin

"And since TRICKS ARE FOR KIDS you tricky little s--ts …" Britney quipped.

"Who knows what color snake I will be tomorrow!!!!???" she teased.

"STAY SAFE folks and watch out for the [snakes]," Britney concluded playfully.

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Obviously, Britney has worn snake-referencing outfits before.

But she doesn't limit herself to any one corner of the animal kingdom.

The point, for Britney, is to have fun and be herself.

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Britney did not get to have a normal life.

Remember, even before she was catapulted to world-class megafame, she was a child actress.

Her not-so-normal childhood led to massive stardom as a teen, and her adulthood has been ... busy.

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Last year, Britney's attorney informed the court that Britney is afraid of her awful dad.

She refuses to perform again while he continues to run her conservatorship with an iron fist.

But stepping away from her time on the stage has its perks.

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Britney has fun at home and is learning to live her life like a person, not like the world's greatest performer.

She plays dress-up, has photoshoots, and spends time with her almost comically handsome boyfriend, Sam Asghari.

Her Instagram posts reflect her fun, goofy attitude as she shares glimpses of her calm domestic life with fans.

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This is lost on some of Britney's more paranoid fans.

For the past two years, her conservatorship has been -- very appropriately -- in the spotlight.

Britney lacks many basic freedoms, and her father's role in the conservatorship is flat-out unacceptable.

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The paranoia comes into play when fans look for hidden signs, messages, and clues in Britney's posts.

The fact of the matter is that Britney will talk about her situation when she's fully ready to do so.

In the mean time, clowns need to stop writing "wear yellow if you need help," like it's not her favorite color.

Britney Spears in Yellow

Treating Britney's Instagram like a puzzle to be solved is dehumanizing.

And it turns #FreeBritney into a meme instead of a cry for justice.

Thankfully, Britney's priorities are elsewhere, so she has not fallen into the weird trap set by toxic stans.

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Britney is the mother of two amazing, teenage sons.

She has a devoted boyfriend. She has a legendary career history and a jaw-dropping discography.

Though she does not directly control it, she has a sizable fortune.

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If Britney never tours again, never puts out another album, that is her right.

She has more than earned some time off to dress like a snake or whatever else she wants to do with her life.

The calls for Britney's sh--ty dad to be booted from her conservatorship are to get Britney some justice, not push her to make music.

Britney Spears Reportedly Asked to Speak to Judge to Have Her Father Removed From Her Conservatorship

Last week, Britney Spears’ lawyer informed the judge in her ongoing conservatorship battle that Spears would like to address the court directly on a matter unrelated to the current business of the case, which was Jamie’s using her money to pay for PR on behalf of himself.

Page Six is reporting that Spears intends to ask for her father to be removed from her conservatorship, in a possible step towards ending it entirely.

“Britney’s primary focus is having Jamie removed from the case,” a source tells us. “She feels that ending the conservatorship entirely can always be discussed down the road, but right now the issue is Jamie.”

This actually makes a lot of sense because Jamie Spears has fought tooth and nail against ending the conservatorship in a way that a disinterested third party perhaps might not.

According to our source, Britney wants Jamie removed entirely so that she can resume “a ‘normal’ life.”

“She relishes in simple pleasures like driving her car and going on vacation,” the source says. “Sure, she is able to do as she pleases within her own home — to an extent — but whenever she wants to step foot outside, it immediately has to become a bigger conversation because security guards and lawyers and other people all need to get involved.”

Now, Britney’s father is the only conservator of her estate, the court permanently replaced him as her conservator of the person. But he still has a lot of power in that role.

Our source says Britney recognizes that the conservatorship “isn’t something that can end overnight,” so that is “not her immediate goal.”

The insider adds, “Right now, she just wants her dad out because his role has come between them numerous times and has damaged their relationship.”

Jamie Spears does get what most people would consider a big, fat paycheck for being the conservator of Britney’s estate, and it’s probably safe to assume he would like that income to not go away. Having him removed entirely seems like a necessary first step to having the conservatorship ended in light of everything we’ve seen in this case.

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Britney Spears to Take the Stand Regarding her Conservatorship

Britney Spears is finally going to speak in court on her own behalf regarding her conservatorship, NBC News reports.

Spears’ attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, asked for the hearing when the court convened Tuesday to address matters about accounting and fees, which were pushed back to July for more information. It’s unclear what issues Spears will raise or whether she will ask to end her conservatorship.

“The conservatee, she has requested that I seek from the court a status hearing at which she can address the court directly,” Ingham said in a videoconference. “This does not relate to any of the matters on the calendar now, and it does not relate to the accounting or the fee issues.”

What does this mean? Well, Spears could ask that her conservatorship be ended. She could ask that her father Jamie be removed from his role as financial conservator. She could potentially ask for all sorts of changes to her arrangements.

The important thing here is that she gets to tell the court what she wants. That’s what really matters. We like to speculate and choose sides in these sorts of things, but at the end of the day Britney Spears should be the one deciding what’s best for Britney Spears. I can’t think of any reason for a judge to decide what she wants isn’t what’s in her best interest, especially since the “accounting and fees” issue mentioned is about her father spending her money to hire someone to do PR to make himself look better.

A lot of people have been saying “free Britney” and it’s now Britney’s chance to tell the court what she wants that to look like.

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Britney Spears: I’m Gonna Tell the Court MY Side of the Conservatorship!

The battle over Britney Spears' conservatorship is continuing to heat up.

Recently, her dad launched a smear campaign against her mom for questioning his financial decisions.

Britney has asked the court to at least allow her to directly address her plight, in her own words.

The court has agreed to hear what she has to say about her own life and confinement.

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On Tuesday, there was a hearing in Britney's case in Los Angeles Superior Court.

There, Britney's attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, spoke to the judge.

"Britney wants to address the court directly," he shared.

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Britney's attorney also emphasized that Britney hopes that this will happen soon.

Ideally, even, within the next several weeks.

While the timing doesn't quite line up, she's getting her wish nonetheless.

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The new hearing will take place on June 23.

(Yeah, that's nearly two months from now, so not quite in the requested timeframe)

At that time, Britney will be permitted to address the court in her own conservatorship case.

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Britney and her notorious father Jamie Spears have not spoken since last summer.

In fact, it was last year when Britney's attorney told the court how she really feels.

Britney, he revealed, is afraid of her father, and refuses to perform while he holds her conservatorship.

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Jamie was almost universally despised by Britney's fans even before he allegedly attacked one of her sons.

Fans have long held the opinion that the conservatorship is deeply suspicious.

What's more is that even if it truly is necessary for Britney's well-being, Jamie should have nothing to do with it.

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That has been, from the beginning, Britney's positions.

Reports say that even in early 2008, she realized that the conservatorship would happen.

But she repeatedly fought to have her father not be involved ... sadly, to no avail.

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But on her Instagram, Britney is thinking more positively -- and about her body.

She recently shared a cute short video of her legendary body.

Alongside it, she shared what is on her mind in a caption.

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"In the past two weeks I've said that's it ... I have got to get in shape," Britney began.

She wrote that it was on her mind "considering my boyfriend's body is hotter than hot!!!!"

Notably, Sam Asghari is an almost unnecessarily hunky dude.

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"I was like S--T where the hell am I supposed to start," Britney acknowledged.

"So I run a lot and try to eat clean and be mindful with my food," she described.

"Unless I cheat," Britney admitted, "like last night when I ate a container of peanuts!!!!"

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"And then it hit me ..." Britney remarked.

"I might look better," she assessed.

"But," Britney shared, "I felt too vulnerable in my skin being this small!!!!"

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"I didn't like it so I started boxing so now I feel stronger too!!!!" Britney announced.

"We all have our own ways to work on our bodies," she acknowledged.

"And I respect that," Britney affirmed, "cause we all should ..."

"I just hope I don't see an @innout burger any time soon," Britney then joked.

Obviously, many people would find a fitness plan that excludes burgers to be a dealbreaker.

But we're glad that Britney is doing whatever she feels that she needs to for her own well-being and happiness.

Justin Timberlake Pulled Janet Jackson’s Boob Out On Purpose to Upstage His Ex

The immediate aftermath of seeing Janet Jackson’s nipple at the Super Bowl was a dark time in American history. There was basically a massive over-correction as the networks fell over themselves to please the outraged church groups and soccer moms who had to explain to their children what a breast was.

It turns out that those sex-free years were all Justin Timberlake’s fault.

The official line on why Janet Jackson’s breast was exposed was a “wardrobe malfunction,” a term still in use today. But Page Six reports that Jackson’s stylist for the halftime show says not only did the wardrobe work as designed, but it was Justin Timberlake’s idea.

“Janet was going to be in a Rocha dress, and [Justin] was going to step on the back of her dress to reveal her butt in this pearl G-string,” he told us. But “the outfit changed a couple of days before, and you saw the magic.”

Of course, in the end Timberlake tore off part of her top at the end of their performance, briefly revealing Jackson’s breast. Timberlake famously labeled the incident a “wardrobe malfunction.”

“I wouldn’t call it a wardrobe ‘malfunction’ in a million years. It was the most functioning wardrobe in history. As a stylist, it did what it was intended to do,” he said.

Why did Timberlake have this idea to expose Janet Jackson in various ways on the most-watched television event of the year?

Because his ex-girlfriend Britney Spears had gotten a lot of attention for making out with Madonna and Christina Aguilera at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Yeah, awesome that we had years of increased corporate censorship to appease the people currently complaining about corporate censorship of the things they like because some dude wanted to show up his ex. As if making out with Madonna is an accomplishment in the first place.

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