mayjailer (mayjailer) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Britney Spears quietly pushed for years to end her conservatorship

According to an explosive new report by the New York Times, Britney Spears has "expressed serious opposition to [her] conservatorship earlier and more often than had previously been known."

The report, which arrives one day before Spears, 39, is scheduled to address the Los Angeles court directly regarding the arrangement, alleges that "it restricted everything from whom she dated to the color of her kitchen cabinets." (Representatives for conservator Jamie Spears declined to comment.)

• According to newly obtained court records, Spears first called [Jamie's] fitness for the role of her conservator into question in 2014, citing a "'shopping list' of grievances" that included his alcohol abuse.

• A 2016 report by a court investigator assigned to Spears' case quotes her as saying her father was "'obsessed' with her in the sense that he wanted to control everything about her," that she could not befriend new people without his approval and that she was limited to a $2,000 weekly allowance even as she earned millions from her four-year Las Vegas residency Piece of Me.

• A former nanny and housekeeper for Spears alleged that Jamie engaged in "verbal abuse, tirades, inappropriate behavior and alcoholic relapses" during his daughter's The Circus Starring Britney Spears tour, despite its strict no alcohol or energy drink policy for cast and crew.

• In 2014, Spears expressed concern via her lawyer that her father was drinking, despite never failing regularly scheduled alcohol tests. The judge called Spears' request that he be randomly tested "absolutely inappropriate."

• In 2019, Spears again aired her grievances with the conservatorship, alleging that "her credit card was held by her security team or assistant and used at their discretion" and that her father denied her request to make cosmetic changes to her home citing the high cost of renovations.

In a prepared statement read during a closed-door hearing in the spring of 2019, Spears claimed "that she had been forced into a mental health facility against her will on exaggerated grounds, which she viewed as punishment for standing up for herself and making an objection during a rehearsal [for her cancelled Domination Las Vegas residency].

"She also claimed she had been forced to perform while sick with a 104-degree fever, calling it one of the scariest moments of her life":

• As legal fees add up, Spears is footing the bill for both sides of the conservatorship battle. "A recent $890,000 bill from one set of [Jamie's] lawyers, covering about four months of work, included media strategizing for defending the conservatorship."

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Tags: #freebritney, britney spears, legal / lawsuit

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