Britney Spears released from 13-year conservatorship.
A judge in Los Angeles on Friday ended the conservatorship set up by the 39-year-old singer’s father in 2008 with immediate effect. Fans were gathered outside the LA court to support Spears, who had described the guardianship as abusive when the decision was made.
The conservatorship had power over her finances, career decisions and personal life including her visits with her teenage sons and whether she can get remarried.
On Friday, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny ruled in favour of the singer’s request to end it, which was not opposed by any of the parties involved. As part of the ruling, Judge Penny said an accountant who served as a temporary conservator should retain some powers to settle ongoing financial issues.
Addressing the crowd outside the court, Spears’ lawyer Mathew Rosengart praised the singer’s “courage” throughout the court hearings.
Britney took to social media to thank her fans who have been instrumental in the free Britney movement. She tweeted, “Good God I love my fans so much it’s crazy !!! I think I’m gonna cry the rest of the day !!!! Best day ever … praise the Lord … can I get an Amen.”
Good God I love my fans so much it’s crazy 🥺❤️ !!! I think I’m gonna cry the rest of the day !!!! Best day ever … praise the Lord … can I get an Amen 🙏🏼☀️🙌🏼 ???? #FreedBritney
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) November 12, 2021