|Britney Spears has had no say in her life since 2008. File photo: AFP|
Britney Spears, a 39-year-old American singer, actress, dancer, and producer, has spoken out in a US court for the first time in 13 years, urging the court to end her “patronage” system and give her life.
Britney Spears’s father, Jamie Spears, has been the actress’s “conservator” since 2008, and the actress has been working for the past two years to end her father’s status.
Britney Spears’ father was appointed by the US court as the “guardian” of the singer in 2008 when the actress was mentally unwell and unable to make her own decisions.
For the past 13 years, the father has been overseeing all of the actress’s affairs, and Britney Spears cannot do anything without her father’s permission, even if she performs on a show or has a relationship with a man at her father’s will Are
Britney Spears has been working to end the “patronage” system since last year, and she filed a third appeal in a Los Angeles court in March this year.
Rejecting Britney Spears’ first requests, her father and a firm were appointed her “patrons” for a while, but the singer again applied to end the system.
|The actress has been trying to end her father’s patronage for two years; file photo: AP|
His application was due to be heard in April, but for some reason, the case could not be heard, and for the first time in the June 23 hearing, Britney Spears recorded a statement in the “patronage” case.
According to the Associated Press (AP), Britney Spears made a 20-minute phone call to court on June 23 for the first time since her “guardianship” was handed over to her father in 2008.
It was the first time in the case that any statement had been publicly recorded and heard by Britney Spears fans outside the courtroom, including those in the courtroom.
Earlier, the proceedings and statements made at the hearings of the case were kept secret.
In her 20-minute statement, Britney Spears looked emotional and made a number of revelations.
The singer told the court that her “patronage” system was forcing her to live a life of slavery, so the system should be abolished and she should be given control over her life.
The singer also spoke openly about her father’s behavior and said that her real father is happy to hurt her and his ridicule calms her father.
|James Spear has been the singer’s patron since 2008; file photo: AP|
According to Britney Spears, with her life in the hands of other people, she can neither sleep peacefully, nor laugh openly, nor think of living a happy life.
According to her, in the system of ‘patronage’, she is living as a slave, she has no control over her life but now it is time to give her back her life, let her live as she pleases.
The actress also said in her statement that if it was not for the ‘sponsorship’ system, she would have married her Iranian-American fitness trainer Sam Asghari.
According to Britney Spears, her “guardians” are not even allowing her to have a second child. If she had been free, she would have had another child by now.
He also said that since 2008 his statements in the case have been changed as much as possible while every possible effort has been made to correct them and he has been presented as a mental patient.
According to Britney Spears, she was given large doses of drugs in the name of sedation, which kept her drowsy and made her feel as if she had been drinking.
|During the June 23 hearing, the singer recorded a statement on the phone.: Photo: Reuters|
According to Reuters, fans of Britney Spears were also present outside the court at the time of the hearing, chanting slogans calling for the abolition of the “patronage” system and the release of the singer.
During the hearing, the lawyer for Britney Spears’ father, James Spears, also read out a statement in which he expressed sympathy and love for his daughter.
The singer’s father said in a statement that he was worried about his daughter’s health and life, and prayed that her daughter would recover soon.
The court adjourned the case without announcing a decision, but it is thought that Britney Spears’ system of “patronage” will likely be scrapped after she speaks openly in the case for the first time. ۔
|Britney Spears also mentions boyfriend Sam Asghari in her statement — File Photo: Shutterstock|