Britney’s Conservatorship: Freedom At Last?

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Last Britney update, VALLEY discussed how Britney Spears’ request to end her father’s role in her conservatorship had been denied by a judge. In more recent developments, Britney’s father, James Spears, has filed to end the conservatorship and put an end to his control over his daughter’s life.

According to NPR, James ‘Jamie’ Spears, just “wants what is best for his daughter,” and has ultimately decided she is well enough to handle her own life from now on. The conservatorship began in 2008 after Britney began suffering mentally as a result of constantly being in the public eye.

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Britney herself has never filed to completely end the conservatorship. However, back in June, Britney filed to remove her father as a conservator saying that she felt “enslaved” in an emotional testimony. She claimed she was not allowed to take a break from work, get married, or have more kids.

Ultimately, her request was denied, and sparked a #FreeBritney movement amongst fans. Fellow celebrities even hopped on the bandwagon, including Mariah Carey, Khloe Kardashian, and the pop star’s ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake. Many blamed Jamie Spears entirely for the mistreatment of his daughter. However, he claimed that the allegations of this maltreatment did not involve him and that these issues were out of his own control.

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In Britney’s June testimony, she emotionally stated that she simply wanted her life back. “It’s been 13 years and it’s enough,” said Spears.

Tides have definitely appeared to turn in the conservatorship nightmare. Spears, and her longterm boyfriend, Sam Asghari, announced via Instagram on Sept. 12 that they are engaged. Due to the previous claims by Spears that she was not allowed to get married, this certainly insinuates that the reigns have been loosened.

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Neither representatives or lawyers of the pop star have spoken out about Jamie’s recent change of heart. Obviously, a petition from her own father is a huge win for Britney. The next hearing in the case is set to be Sept. 29, where Judge Brenda Penny will decide what the next chapter is for the #FreeBritney movement.

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