Britney Spears’ Conservatorship Terminated After 13 Years Following #FreeBritney Movement
A California judge has officially terminated Britney Spears’ conservatorship after 13 years following the #FreeBritney movement.
The ruling on Friday, November 12, means Spears, 39, is now free to make her own medical, financial and personal decisions for the first time since 2008.
Both the conservatorship of the estate and person are ending weeks after her attorney, Mathew Rosengart, highlighted in a recent court filing that “the time has come for Ms. Spears’ freedom” on October 28.
“Ms. Spears has made her wishes known about ending the conservatorship she has endured for so long and she has pleaded with the Court to ‘let her have her life back,’ without an evaluation, recently attending two Court hearings and asking this Court directly to end the conservatorship,” he wrote in docs obtained by In Touch. “It is respectfully submitted — with the consent of all parties — that the time has come.”
In September, the “Gimme More” singer’s father, Jamie Spears, was suspended as conservator of her estate during a hearing after agreeing to step down “when the time is right” one month prior.
As a result, John Zabel was appointed as the performer’s temporary conservator until December 31, 2021. Meanwhile, Jodi Montgomery’s role as the conservator of Spears’ person was also set to continue throughout December, however, both teams returned to court on November 12 to determine whether the conservatorship would be terminated completely, which ultimately happened.
Fans are celebrating the verdict after Spears spoke out about her conservatorship in an emotional testimony in June 2021. “I’ve lied and told the whole world I’m OK and I’m happy,” the pop star shared at the time. “If I said that enough, maybe I’d become happy … I’m in shock. I’m traumatized … I’m so angry it’s insane.”
Following her impassioned speech and hopes to make a change, Spears announced her engagement to boyfriend of nearly five years, Sam Asghari, on September 12.
Leading up to the verdict, Asghari, 27, and Spears were both seen wearing “Free Britney” T-shirts hours before her November 12 hearing.
“Good God I love my fans so much it’s crazy,” Spears wrote after her conservatorship officially ended. “I think I’m gonna cry the rest of the day!!!! Best day ever … praise the Lord … can I get an Amen???? #FreedBritney.”
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