For 13 years, Britney Spears has been under the hands of her conservatorship managed by her father and now is the time for it to come to an end.
Pop singer, Britney Spears has not had her freedom for over a decade and is now on battle against her conservatorship that took away her rights.
In 2007, Spears had been dealing with a lot of turmoil surrounding her divorce with ex-husband, Kevin Federline, as well as the custody of her two children. On top of that, the singer also dealt with exploitation from the media.
There have been several incidents where Spears had a few meltdowns, most notably, when Spears had shaved her head at a salon on Feb. 26, 2007. After this incident, the media took this as a cry for help.
Due to her behavior and mental state at the time, Spears’ father, James Spears decided to create a conservatorship in order to make sure his daughter was mentally and physically stable.
Although the conservatorship was supposed to be temporary, it was then made permanent by Spears’ father. This eventually took a toll on the singers mental stability.
In an article from NBC Washington, the conservatorship is able to restrict many of Spears’ actions, such as the right to marry, as well as restricting visitation rights, the right to vote, having children, etc. It even goes as far as to having “arranges and oversees visits with her sons, ages 14 and 15.”
It also has the power and control to choose her medical options and her business dealings. It is stated that the conservatorship team has given Spears drugs against her will.
Due to this information, this conservatorship needs to come to an end soon. Even though it was announced on Wednesday, Sep. 29 that her father will no longer serve as her conservator, there is still more work to be done in order to finally get rid of this conservatory once and for all.
There shouldn’t have been any reason to put Spears into a conservatorship in the first place. Although, she had been going through a lot at the time, this is not a valid reason to force someone into a conservatory with restrictions.
A conservatorship is meant for someone who is severely impaired and are unable to manage their responsibilities. This is mentioned in an article from The Superior Court of California, where it states “conservatorships are established for impaired adults, most often older people.”
This conservatory needs to end so that Spears will get her rights and freedom back.
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