Britney Spears ‘cousin and former assistant Alli Sims is speaking out for the pop star following Spears’ latest guardianship hearing, which has heard her address the issue for the first time in recent years.
The 39-year-old artist has taken to Los Angeles Superior Court in a feverish plea to dissolve the guardianship that has been in place over her since its implementation in 2008.
« [Britney] has lived in hell for so long with his dad and masters, ”Sims wrote Thursday alongside an Instagram post that featured the hashtag #FreeBritney on a multi-colored background. “The truth, which only she knows, goes beyond what has even been published. . “
“Britney and everyone else, for that matter, deserves better,” continued Sims, who appeared in the “Framing Britney Spears” documentary. “I am proud that she is speaking out and I hope this is the first of a lot more information to come out to put the people around her in their place, deprive them of her money and bring her to life. that she is looking for. “
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Although Spears gave a pressurized and prepared speech over the phone in court, the judge had to order Spears to slow down because even she was speaking too fast for the court reporter to follow.
According to People magazine, Spears was “very nervous” about being taped despite the court’s request that the hearing be opened.
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“Britney was very nervous about speaking in front of the judge,” a source told the publication. “She was also very grateful to have been authorized. This is her life and she wants big changes. “
The “Toxic” singer said almost immediately in her court speech that she did not feel like she was “heard at any level” the last time she addressed the court. in 2019.
Grammy-winner’s duty counsel, Samuel D. Ingham III, also addressed the court and said he would not interrupt Spears at any time.
During her speech, Spears claimed that her father, Jamie Spears, “liked” the control he had over her as a curator.
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James P. Spears, also known as Jamie, was made his daughter’s curator in 2008 after Spears was taken to hospital by ambulance to undergo involuntary psychiatric evaluations – which the “Baby …” performer said. One More Time ”told court in 2019 that she felt was a move forced by guardianship.
“I want changes and I want changes in the future,” Spears said in his speech in court. The star added that she did not want to be assessed to determine if she had regained her mental abilities.
“I just want my life back,” she said. “All I want is to own my money and for my boyfriend to drive me in his car. I want to sue my family. “
Elsewhere in Spears’ 20-minute rant, she explicitly told the court that she was forced to take lithium against her will.
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“It’s a strong drug. You can become mentally retarded if you stay on it for more than 5 months, ”she said of the drug. “I felt drunk, I couldn’t even have a conversation with my mom or dad about anything. “
She also criticized the care or lack of care her father allegedly forced her to, which included six different nurses and several psychiatric assessments.
Spears claimed her father had been inactive while she appeared incompetent and added that he was responsible for making all the decisions in her life.
“My family didn’t do anything goddamn good,” she fumed. “All I had to do, [my dad] was the one who approved everything. My whole family did nothing. “
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In addition to stating that she wants her guardianship to end immediately, Spears has also indicated her desire to get rid of Ingham III as the current lawyer and choose her own lawyer.
Spears further alleges that throughout her guardianship, she was not allowed to make certain decisions on her own, such as an intrauterine device (IUD) that she wishes to remove.
Spears said she “wanted to be able to get married and have a baby.”
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During the hearing, Jamie’s lawyer Vivian Thoreen made a brief statement on his behalf after speaking to him during a recess.
“He is sorry to see his daughter suffer and suffer so much,” Thoreen said. “Mr. Spears loves his daughter and he misses her very much. “
Fox News’ Mariah Haas and The Associated Press contributed to this report