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Britney Spears' conservatorship ordeal hauntingly echoes another dark episode in Hollywood history


For the past decade, writer Liz Brown has researched the life and trials of Harrison Post, "a wealthy gay man who was taken captive and defrauded by his family under the guise of 'protection'" in the mid-1930s, chronicled in her new book Twilight Man: Love and Ruin in the Shadows of Hollywood and the Clark Empire.

In an essay for Slate, Brown draws parallels between the Post case and that of Britney Spears, whose allegations of conservatorship abuse at her father's hands have gripped the public for the past month.

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Tags: books / authors, britney spears, legal / lawsuit, lgbtq / rights, old hollywood
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