Britney Spears gave another harrowing testimony in court on July 14, reportedly telling a judge that she wants to charge her father with ‘conservatorship abuse’ and accused her family of ‘silencing’ her.
During her court appearance on Wednesday, July 14, Britney Spears, 39, shared yet another emotional testimony regarding her life under her controversial conservatorship. The “…Baby One More Time” crooner emotionally spoke to judge Brenda J. Penny and reportedly asked that her dad Jamie Spears, who was expected to appear at the hearing remotely, be charged with conservatorship abuse. “I’m here to get rid of my dad and charge him with conservatorship abuse,” she said, according to NBC.
“I want to petition the court to terminate the conservatorship, but I do not want to be evaluated,” she also said, according to CNN. “I am petitioning the court because I want my dad out as conservator. I have serious abandonment issues. I was scared of my dad growing up. I thought he would show up drunk somewhere.”
“I want to press charges on my dad today,” she reportedly continued. “My lawyer didn’t fight for me one time. I am so angry. I will go there. No, I am not perfect. I am not crazy. My family never cared.”
Britney also talked about allegedly being threatened by Jamie and others involved in the conservatorship, during the testimony, according to TMZ. “There should be no threats to me at all, ever,” she allegedly said.
“This is f**ing cruelty” she reportedly went on while describing the conservatorship, CNN further reported. “I thought they were trying to kill me.”
HollywoodLife reached out to Jamie’s reps about Britney’s accusations but have yet to receive a response.
In addition to the allegations about her dad and others, the singer also reportedly asked the judge to be allowed to hire her own lawyer to end her conservatorship and was reportedly granted her request, choosing Mathew S. Rosengart to represent her.
Britney first pleaded her case in court on June 23 when requesting to be freed from her 13-year conservatorship. After audio of her statement was recorded and released, many people expressed sadness and shock over her claims that the arrangement was “abusive.” Britney compared her father Jamie— who is co-conservator of her estate — to a “sex trafficker” who “loved” having control over the superstar. She also alleged that her conservators “won’t let me have a baby” with boyfriend Sam Asghari, 27, due to an IUD she can’t remove.
In addition, Britney alleged in her 24-minute statement that she was “forced” into doing her 2018 Piece Of Me tour against her own will. “I was on tour in 2018. I was forced to do. My management said if I don’t do this tour, I will have to find an attorney.” Britney’s overall goal at the June 23 hearing was for the judge to grant her the power to hire her own attorney, which she’s been restricted from doing so under the conservatorship. It’s been in place since 2008.
Following her first court hearing, a judge denied Britney’s request to end the conservatorship and/or have her father removed. But the pop star’s fans have been fearlessly expressing their opinions all over the internet and beyond with the “Free Britney” movement they’ve created. The movement has helped draw attention to Britney’s case, and millions of people have voiced their support for the pop star to finally be freed of her conservatorship.