The Britney Spears story is about to take a new turn; the musical star who fell in love with millions in the 1990s and 2000s and who was named “princess of pop”, has returned to the news thanks to the movement #FreeBritney (Free Britney), the documentary Framing Britney Spears – 100% y lo Most recently, his statements to the California Court, where he revealed the abuses he suffered in recent years.
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According to CNN, the #FreeBritney movement dates back to 2008, when Jamie spears, the singer’s father, was appointed co-guardian of his daughter’s inheritance, which meant that he would exercise control over her health and her private and public life. At that time only a few started the Free Britney campaign, but not many took it seriously. It was thanks to social networks that the movement gained strength and now the fans who supported it can verify that they did the right thing.
In the call with the court, Britney spoke out against her father for the first time, said that she wants her life back and also stated that no one in her family defended her from the abuse to which she was subjected by Jamie spears in the last 13 years (via ET Online).
Ma’am, I’m not here to be anyone’s slave … I’m so angry that I can’t sleep, and I’m depressed, I want to be heard … I want change and I want change moving forward. I deserve changes. I just want to get my life back, 13 years have passed and that’s enough. It’s enough and it doesn’t make any sense … I’m done.
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The singer added that while she was still singing and performing she felt amazing, and accused not only her father, but others involved for his “criminal behavior”, and even said “I want to sue my family to be honest.” She also wants to attend to her mental health with a therapist at home, as it is intolerable to go to therapy with the paparazzi harassing her all the time:
I want to meet with a therapist once a week, not twice a week, and I want him to come to my house. ‘Cause I really know I need a little therapy […] and I would like to advance progressively. I want to be able to personally choose my own attorney. The main reason I am here is because I want to terminate the guardianship without being evaluated.
Britney She also assures that she wants to get married and have a baby, because in custody she is not allowed to get pregnant, so she has an intrauterine device (IUD), and they do not let her go to a doctor and have it removed. She compared her situation to sex trafficking, because she assures that her life is controlled even in the use of her money, her cell phone, her credit card and her passport.
ET reports that it sought an answer from Jamie spears but he has not received it. The singer’s fight against the custody of her father is not something new, she has been trying for years to free herself from what, we now know, was torture and deprivation of liberty. According to CNN, as of September 2019 Jamie spears had health problems and the guardianship of her daughter passed into the hands of Jodi Montgomery, to whom Britney now wants to give her custody.
Besides having delighted a whole generation with songs like “Oops! … I Did It Again”, “Baby One More Time” and “Lucky”, Britney Spears appeared in the movies Crossroads (2002) and Austin Powers in Goldmember – 54%, and their music has been used in films such as ¿Y ¿Y qué esta las Rubias? – 15%, Ladies in War – 90%, and most recently, the award-winning Beautiful Revenge – 90%.
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