Spears has requested to speak to Judge Brenda Penny about the arrangement. The singer attended the hearing virtually over the phone and spoke for over 20 minutes while reading notes.
“A lot has happened since two years ago… the last time I was in court,” she began. “I haven’t been back to court for a long time because I don’t think I was heard at any level when I came to court the last time. “
She said she felt she had been forced to perform, had no privacy, and was forced to use birth control, take medication, and attend therapy sessions. therapy against her will.
Spears said Wednesday she was put on lithium, despite her objections.
Lithium is commonly used to treat bipolar disorder, which often causes episodes of depression and mania – a feeling of irritability or uncontrolled arousal. It can also be used to treat depression.
Spears criticized the way her family, including her father Jamie Spears, handled her guardianship and responded to concerns about her care.
“My family hasn’t done anything godly,” she said. “Everything that happened to me had to be approved by my father… he was the one who approved everything. My whole family did nothing. “
Spears’ father had been the curator of his esteemed $ 60 million estate since 2008, along with attorney Andrew Wallet, following a series of personal issues that unfolded publicly for the singer. Following Wallet’s resignation in 2019, Spears was solely responsible for overseeing his finances until Judge Penny appointed Bessemer Trust in November 2020 to serve as co-curator.
In response to his remarks, Vivian Thoreen, an attorney for Jamie Spears, told CNN: “Mr. Spears loves his daughter and he misses her very much. “
Britney Spears said she expressed frustration to her father with her medical care and managing her career, but felt he “liked” the control he had over her.
“I never had a say in my schedule. They always told me I had to do it, ”Spears said.
Spears also explained why she didn’t bring up the issues on social media.
“I thought I could become happy because I was in denial. ” she said. “I was in shock. I am traumatised. You know, pretend until you get there. But now I’m telling you the truth, okay. I am not happy. angry it’s crazy and I’m depressed. “
Spears said she wanted to hire a lawyer of her choice because her current lawyer, Samuel Ingham III, was appointed by the court in 2008.
She begged the judge to take her concerns seriously.
“The last time I spoke to you… made me feel like I was dead, like I didn’t matter, like nothing had been done to me, like you thought I was mentais, ”Spears said. “I want to be heard. I’m telling you again so that you may understand the depth, degree and damage… I want and deserve changes in the future. “
“I just want to get my life back. It’s been 13 years and that’s enough, ”she added.
Spears also said she wants to start a family with her boyfriend, Sam Asghari.
“I was told right now in guardianship, I can’t get married or have a baby,” Spears said. “I have an I[U]D inside of me now so as not to get pregnant. I wanted to remove the IUD so that I could start trying to have another baby, but this so called team won’t let me go to the doctor to get it out because they don’t want me to have children anymore. of children. “
“I really believe this tutelage is abusive,” she said.
Spears ended his comments by saying, “Basically this tutelage is doing me a lot more harm than good. I deserve to have a life. I’ve worked my whole life, ”she said, asking for the tutelage to end. “I feel tied up, I feel bullied, I feel left out and alone. I’m sick of feeling lonely. I deserve to have the same rights as anyone. ”
Following his remarks, the court took a break and then stopped the public audio stream of the proceedings, citing live tweets from the hearing.
A previously scheduled hearing is scheduled for July 14.