Britney Spears has stated that she wants to sue her father Jamie told a US court she wants to charge her father Jamie, she said "I'm here to press charges. I'm angry and I will go there."
The judge decided that Britney could choose her own lawyer for her case. A conservatorship is granted by a court for individuals who are unable to make their own decisions. Conservatorship abuse can involve financially exploiting or imposing excessive personal restrictions on someone in your care. If a court rules that abuse has taken place, the appointed conservator could be removed/suspended and may face financial penalties such as reimbursement payments and legal costs.
The singer took to Instagram and posted a video of herself doing cartwheels in celebration with a caption thanking her fans and adding "#FreeBritney". It is the first time she has used the hashtag, which has been used by supporters since 2008.
This is the second time Spears would be addressing a court in less than a month. In court last month, she asked that her dad should be removed from the legal agreement which has allowed him to control her for years. She said during the hearing "You're allowing my dad to ruin my life, I have to get rid of my dad and charge him with conservatorship abuse." The conservatorship was put in place in 2008, when the father petitioned for authority over her life after her mental health problems.
Britney said her main goal is stop her father from controlling her personal and financial affairs, and she didn’t want to continue the medical assessment she usually had to do and she wanted her co-conservator Jodi Montgomery to remain. She said "I just want you to understand how much of my time they have taken by forcing me to do these psyche tests and nothing comes of it." She stated she had "extreme abandonment issues" because of her dad and said she was extremely scared of him who was an alcoholic as he could just show up drunk and embarrass her.
The singer said during the last hearing, that she wanted to marry her boyfriend and have another baby, but the due to the conservatorship she couldn’t do that. She claimed she wasn’t allowed to remove her IUD so she wouldn’t get pregnant.
While her father has overseen her $60m estate for 13 years, his legal team say he has not been in charge of her personal affairs since September 2019, when he stepped down from that role due to ill health. He was replaced on a temporary basis by Ms Montgomery, the co-conservator and care-giver of the singer. His lawyers have made an inquiry to know how accurate Spear’s testimony is. The lawyers said the father was concerned about his daughter's well-being.