Britney Spears is finally free from the conservatorship that kept her captive for 13 years. An LA judge, Brenda Penny, terminated the arrangement “effective today”, on Friday 12th November.
The disturbing conservatorship gave her father Jamie Spears the rights to control Britney’s finances, family plans, and meant that she had to be supervised almost every hour of the day.
“I’m so proud of her. I thank her for her courage and poise and power,” Britney Spears’ lawyer Matthew Rosengart said. “She helped shine a light on conservatorships and guardianships from coast to coast.”
“Good God I love my fans so much it’s crazy”, the singer wrote on Instagram, in her first statement since the news. “I think I’m gonna cry the rest of the day !!!! Best day ever”.
And if her previous Instagram captions are anything to go by, we think Britney will be giving fans what they want… her side of the story. She has recently said that she not only wants to see people being “held accountable” for their actions (or lack of it) regarding the conservatorship, but she has also joked about doing interviews… which we firmly believe are rooted in truth.
It really is amazing how the #FreeBritney movement began as a small stirring about the trouble Britney was in – as people began to question why somebody who wasn’t allowed to drive or have access to their own money was able to perform night after night at a Las Vegas residency – and grew into something that ultimately played a huge role in setting her free.