Pop icon Britney Spears has finally broken her silence in regards to her court-ordered conservatorship which has been in place for almost 13 years now, during a court hearing on Wednesday 23rd, June. Speaking on phone for over 20 minutes during the virtual hearing, Spears criticized the arrangement that has had her father Jamie Spears oversee her finances since 2008 along with attorney Andrew Wallet until the latter’s resignation in 2019, subsequently leaving Spear’s father as the sole conservator of her estimated $60 million estate.
According to her, she has not appeared at the court hearing for 2 years now as she felt as though her plea was not heard back then. Spears narrates how she has been drugged, forced to use birth control, given no privacy, and made to attend therapy sessions against her will. Revealing that she has been put on Lithium medication that is commonly used to treat bipolar disorder, Spears explained the effects of being under such medication.
“Lithium is a very, very strong (medication) and completely different medication than what I’ve been on. You can go mentally impaired if you take too much, stay on it longer than five months. I felt drunk. I couldn’t even have a conversation with my mom or dad about anything. I told them I was scared and they had six different nurses come to my home to monitor me while I was on this medication that I didn’t want to be on to begin with,” she explained.
She went on,
“I was told right now in the conservatorship, I’m not able to get married or have a baby. I have an IUD inside of myself right now so I don’t get pregnant. I wanted to take the IUD out so I could start trying to have another baby, but this so-called team won’t let me go to the doctor to take it out because they don’t want me to have children, any more children. I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive.”
Furthermore, the mother of two disclosed why she chose not to address her situation on social media saying that she felt as though she would be happier living in denial rather than hee reality which is shocking and traumatizing. It is for this reason that she was forced to speak her truth hoping that this time around the judges takes her concerns seriously.
“The last time I spoke to you… made me feel like I was dead, like I didn’t matter, like nothing had been done to me, like you thought I was lying. I want to be heard. I’m telling you this again so that maybe you understand the depth and degree and the damage… I want and deserve changes going forward. I just want my life back. It’s been 13 years and it’s enough,” pleaded Britney Spears.
“Basically this conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good. I deserve to have a life. I have worked my whole life. I feel ganged up on, I feel bullied, I feel left out and alone. I’m tired of feeling alone. I deserve to have the same rights as anybody.”