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Britney Spears has been freed from her conservatorship after 13 years. As of yesterday, her battle to end the conservatorship finally came to an end, and the 12 November will ~unofficially~ forever be known as Britney Day from here on.
During her 13-year-conservatorship, her father (and some others) had the legal right to oversee decisions about the singer's estate and health. But, as the years went on, concern about Britney's wellbeing under the conservatorship began to grow. Fans started to question why the singer was still being held under the agreement, and so birthed the #freebritney movement.
At the hearing to terminate her conservatorship on 12 November, a Los Angeles judge ruled to end the agreement with immediate effect. However, it's worth noting that as part of the decision, the judge ruled that an accountant who was serving as a temporary conservator should retain some powers to settle ongoing financial matters.
Outside the court, Britney fans couldn't contain their excitement at hearing the news. Speaking to the crowd, the 39-year-old's lawyer Mathew Rosengart praised her "courage" and commended her for "shining a light on conservatorships from California to New York." He also said that in light of her damning testimony just a few months earlier – in which she asked the judge to end the "abusive" and "traumatising" agreement, and alleged she had been forced to perform against her will and prevented from having more children – a new legislation had been passed to "try to ensure that conservatorships like this... do not happen again."
Taking to social media after the hearing, Britney herself thanked fans for their tireless support over the last 13 years. Sharing a video of fans celebrating outside the courthouse, she said: "Good God I love my fans so much it’s crazy!!! I think I’m gonna cry the rest of the day!!!! Best day ever… Praise the Lord… Can I get an Amen????"
Earlier in the week, in a separate Instagram post, she told fans that she had never "prayed for something more in my life," referring to the termination of her conservatorship. "I know I've said some things on my Insta out of anger and I'm sorry but I'm only human... and I believe you'd feel the same way if you were me!"
BRB we're off to pop a bottle (or three) of prosecco, throw about some confetti and celebrate til Monday...
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