Britney Spears is finally free – The popstar’s conservatorship was officially terminated on Friday after almost 13 years of her having her life controlled by the infamous legal arrangement.
The decision finally arrived 5 months after Britney Spears testified against the conservatorship, and about 2 months after her father, Jamie Spears was suspended as her conservator; with the decision being passed down by a Los Angeles Country Superior Court Judge, Brenda Penny.
Britney Spears conservatorship in the spotlight
Britney’s conservatorship was brought into the spotlight earlier this year following the release of the documentary Framing Britney Spears by the New York Times and her own testimony back in June, where she revealed what she had gone through and endured during the conservatorship, reigniting the flames of the #FreeBritney movement.
In an Instagram post that has since been deleted, she also criticized those close to her who didn’t support her privately and were allegedly trying to save face in public.
Although she stopped short of dropping any names, the general consensus among her fans is that she was referring to her mother Lynne Spears, and younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears; both of whom shared cryptic posts on Instagram following the decision of Judge Brenda Penny to allow Mathew Rosengart, a well-known Hollywood lawyer. to take over her case.
Britney’s fans and supporters gathered outside the Los Angeles’ Stanley Mosk Courthouse as the conservatorship of her estate and person was terminated with immediate effect on Friday.
Accountant John Zabel will remain in a limited and administrative capacity until the related financial issues are settled, he will also retain the power to execute the planning of estates and transfer outside assets into an existing trust for Spears.
Britney then shared a video of her supporters outside the courthouse following the ruling, saying that she loves her fans so much it’s crazy, and that she thinks she’s going to cry the rest of the day.
Britney has also been very outspoken and direct in her criticisms, calling out her mother and former business manager Lou Taylor on Instagram for their roles in her conservatorship.
She captioned her since-deleted Instagram post:
“My dad may have started the conservatorship 13 years ago…
But what people don’t know is that my mom is the one who gave him the idea, I will never get those years back … She secretly ruined my life … And yes I will call her and Lou Taylor out on it….
So take your whole ‘I have NO IDEA what’s going on’ attitude and go **** yourself! You know exactly what you did… My dad is not smart enough to ever think of a conservatorship…
But tonight I will smile knowing I have a new life ahead of me!”
Moving on from her conservatorship, Britney is not free to make her own decisions; including medical, financial and personal ones for the first time in 13 years.