Britney Spears speaks out about conservatorship

Britney Spears speaks out about conservatorship
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Islam News – Fellow pop stars and fans responded with shock after Britney Spears went to court and gave her most significant public statement yet on her conservatorship. She pleaded with the court to end her father’s legal control of her life, according to The New York Times.

Spears told a Los Angeles judge on Wednesday that she had been drugged, compelled to work against her will and prevented from removing her birth control device over the past 13 years.

“I’ve been in denial. I’ve been in shock. I am traumatized,” Spears, 39, said in a 23-minute address by phone that was broadcast in the courtroom. “I just want my life back.”

“I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive. I don’t feel like I can live a full life,” she said. Here’s the full transcript of her statement and key moments.

Reactions: Supporters from across the country gathered outside the courtroom. “The reality is worse than we expected,” one said. Many have called to #FreeBritney for years. Midway through Wednesday’s hearing, the singer Mariah Carey urged her to “stay strong” in a message on social media. Liz Phair wrote that declaring a woman “mad” to gain control of her assets was the “oldest trick in the playbook of the patriarchy.”

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