‘I want my life back’: Britney Spears addresses conservatorship in open court for first time

Britney Spears has spoken in open court for the first time to address her controversial conservatorship, telling the hearing: “I want my life back.”

Spears told the hearing that other people have exploited her throughout her life and that it is “her wish and dream for all of this to end”.

A portrait of Britney Spears looms over supporters and media members outside a court hearing concerning the pop singer's conservatorship in Los Angeles. Pic: AP
Image:#FreeBritney supporters are listening to the hearing through a feed outside court. Pic: AP
#FreeBritney supporters outside the court in LA as Britney Spears was due to speak about her conservatorship

The legal agreement has been in place since 2008, with the star’s father Jamie Spears largely in control of her career and finances.

As the star appeared remotely at the Los Angeles courtroom, dozens of fans from the #FreeBritney movement were gathered outside to show their support.

Spears also told the court she had at one time been sent to hospital involuntarily and that medication had been switched without her knowledge, and compared her treatment to that of those who have been sex-trafficked.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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