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After obtaining the right to choose her own legal counsel, singer Britney Spears inspired Congress to introduce new legislation pertaining to conservatorships. On July 14, 2021, the singer was finally allowed to choose her own legal team. However, this new legislation could give other individuals under conservatorships a chance to speak out without as much of a hassle.
The news comes amid a slew of cryptic Instagram captions posted on the performer’s account. Each of the captions posted discusses the singer’s abuse at the hands of her family and how she wants to speak out about it. In fact, in one of her most recent captions, the singer labeled her sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, as mean. Britney Spears’ conservatorship details are finally being revealed, and as time goes on, it seems like more and more secrets will be uncovered.
Although, it was the grammy award-winning songstresses’ court testimony that sparked representatives Nancy Mace and Charlie Crist to introduce the FREE Act. The legislation would add safeguards to protect people under conservatorships from being abused. The Act would give Spears the freedom she desires as well as countless other people. The ‘Free Britney’ movement has gained so much attention that some lawmakers have invited the singer to testify before Congress.
New Legal Counsel
Additionally, Spears’ new legal counsel seems to be working around the clock to remove her father as co-conservator. Only recently, after her court-appointed lawyer, Sam Ingham stepped down, the singer hired her own legal team. During her 13-years under conservatorship, her father and his legal team had full control over her finances. She stated that she only kept quiet because she wanted to protect her family. However, after hiring Matthew Rosengart, it seems as if the singer’s life is taking a step in the right direction.
Aside from battling with depression and the stress of her conservatorship, as previously mentioned, the performer has been active on Instagram and has not held back with her captions. Similarly, the performer’s new lawyer has not held back either. Outside of a court appearance, Ingham stated that he and his team are working aggressively to remove the singer’s father from her conservatorship. In his closing remarks, he thanked the singer and her fans for their overwhelming support.
Jail Time and Mental Health
In addition to removing her father, the 90s pop princess calls for anyone involved in her conservatorship abuse to be placed in jail — especially her father. The singer stated that for years she was forced to take contraceptives despite wanting more children. She compared her life under conservatorship to that of a sex trafficking survivor. The 90s pop princess also stated that she had been depressed for years, and only recently has she felt like she’s getting her life back.
Between being forced to take contraceptives and dealing with abuse for over 13 years in silence, it is no wonder that the singer wants the people responsible for her abuse to be behind bars. Hopefully, under the FREE Act, the 90s pop princess will finally be free and be able to heal from the trauma that she’s endured.
“Britney Spears Conservatorship inspires new legislation” may be trending in the news at the moment; however it is important to remember that she is a real person. The singer is not just a news headline and her conservatorship being the inspiration behind the FREE Act highlights the problems the legal system failed to consider when allowing conservatorships to happen. Due to the years of abuse, Spears suffered, it is easy to assume that her life will forever change once her conservatorship ends, especially due to her strained familial relationships. This is the unfortunate reality of what happens when people are abused and no one notices’.
Opinion News by Reginae Echols
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware
BuzzFeed News: Britney Spears’ New Attorney Revealed He’s “Moving Aggressively And Expeditiously” To Remove Jamie Spears From Her Conservatorship After Her Devastating Court Testimony
Yahoo!Entertainment: Britney Spears isn’t done speaking out against conservatorship: ‘I’m not even close’
FOX NEWS: Free Britney Spears movement hits Congress with new legislation to end abusive conservatorships
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