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Britney Spears ‘could be freed from conservatorship today’ as judge is set to rule on case


Britney Spears could be freed from her conservatorship after Jamie Spears also petitioned for it to end (Picture: Reuters/AFP/Getty)

Britney Spears’ 13-year conservatorship could end as soon as Wednesday as a judge is set to rule on her case.

The hearing, which will take place at the Los Angeles Superior Court, will decide whether the singer’s father, Jamie Spears, should be removed from his role as co-conservator.

As well as this, Judge Brenda Penny is expected to consider requests to terminate the legal arrangement altogether, which would allow Britney to regain control over her personal and financial decisions.

The hearing, which is expected to draw large crowds of fans supporting the Free Britney movement, comes after a new documentary alleged that the Toxic star’s father secretly recorded her and monitored her calls and text messages during the conservatorship.

Britney herself spoke in court in the summer to allege that her treatment under the rule amounted to ‘abuse’ and restricted her life more than was necessary.

Among her claims she alleged that she was blocked from having another child by being made to keep an IUD in her body, and was not even allowed to be driven in a car by her boyfriend Sam Asghari.

Britney does not want to have a medical evaluation to end the 13-year rule she has been under (Picture: Reuters)

Following her testimony and the scrutiny surrounding it, Jamie unexpectedly filed to end the conservatorship earlier this month.

Britney had been under the rule since 2008 following a public breakdown, though a conservatorship is usually used for the elderly or those unable to make decisions in their own affairs due to physical or mental limitations.

A medical evaluation is usually required to decide whether a conservatorship can be removed, which is something Britney has resisted.

She said in her testimony: ‘My requests are just to end the conservatorship without being evaluated. I want to petition basically to end the conservatorship, but I don’t want to be evaluated, and be sat in a room with people four hours a day, like they did to me before. And they made it even worse for me after that happened.

‘I’m honestly new with this. And I’m doing research on all these things. I do know common sense and the method that things can end – for people, it has ended without them being evaluated. So I just want you to take that in consideration.’

Britney also argued that most people under conservatorships are not able to work, while she was recording music and touring until 2018 when she refused to perform any longer until she was out of her conservatorship.

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