An American judge rejected Britney Spears’ request to remove her father from the role of co-guardian of the singer’s fortune. The star’s lawyer asked a Los Angeles court to removes her from the judicial guardianship under which she has lived for the last 13 years, motivating that the star “is afraid of her father”, writes BBC.
The 39-year-old singer has been under her father’s tutelage since 2008. Last week, the star asked a judge to end the “abusive” guardianship of the last 13 years and sued her father for control over her life. She revealed that the arrangement requires her to use contraception and prevents her from remarrying.
“I am just happy to be here. I can’t sleep, I’m depressed and angry and I cry every day, “Britney told the judge in a 20-minute statement over the phone.
She was forbidden to have children
Britney Spears said that during all this time she was forbidden to see her friends, she was forced to give concerts, to take medication. and he had no right to decide whether to have another child.
Thus, the artist said that her family forced her to give a concert in Las Vegas, although she had a very high fever, placed her under lithium treatment, which made her feel “drunk”. and insisted that she use intrauterine devices to prevent pregnancy.
Legal guardianship – also known as legal guardianship – is intended to protect people who cannot take care of themselves, such as the elderly, the infirm and people with mental disorders. Wednesday’s hearing at the Stanley Mosk court in downtown Los Angeles, in front of which the artist’s fans gathered and demonstrated, aims at a possible decision to lift the guardianship.
“I didn’t know I could petition for an end to the legal guardianship,” Britney Spears said in her testimony on Wednesday. “I honestly didn’t know that. I did more than I should have. I don’t owe anything to these people. I offered a roof, clothes and food to some people all this time. It is demoralizing the process I went through “, said the pop star.
Control was imposed in 2008
Britney Spears has not been in control of her career and wealth decisions since 2008, following a court settlement. For the past 12 years, her father and lawyer have managed her property and personal life, including controlling the people Britney could contact.
Britney Spears began to behave chaotically in 2007, shortly after her divorce from Kevin Federline, and also lost custody of her two children (although she was visited frequently). Her alleged nervous breakdowns took place in public and she was hospitalized several times in recovery clinics.
In the 12 years since she was under her father’s tutelage, Britney Spears has released three albums, performed for 2 years in Las Vegas and had numerous TV appearances.