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Lynne Spears wanted to have a private chat with her daughter Britney after she continued to speak publicly about the conservatorship that had governed her life for almost 14 years.
On February 1, 2008, Britney Spears was placed under the conservatorship of her father, Jamie Spears, and an attorney named Andrew M. Wallet after the singer had displayed unpredictable behaviour in public for a number of months prior to that day. Spears explained that the arrangement was prompted by the simple act of asking a doctor to deliver her medication “in a British accent… three days later there was a Swat team in my home, three helicopters”
Britney Spears revealed unsettling information about events that left her feeling “victimised” and “traumatised” on Sunday. Her protracted conservatorship, which ended in November, was further discussed.
Spears provides information on the court-ordered conservatorship she was placed under in 2008, with her father, Jamie Spears, serving as the conservator until it was dissolved in November 2021, in the recording, which has been rebroadcast by multiple fan accounts on YouTube.
Spears says at the start of the clip, “So I woke up this morning and I realised that there is a lot going on in my head that I have not really shared with anyone really,” explaining that she had held back what she truly believed and felt about the conservatorship in earlier interviews out of fear for what other people would think. “Honestly, I am here just to open up to people and see if anyone else has ever experienced hardships,” she said.
Beginning the beginning, Spears, 40, claims the conservatorship began when she was 25 years old. “We were very close, and I remember a lot of my pals messaging and contacting me to say they wanted to visit me when I was very young, Spears recalled. But what actually happened? To this day, I am still unsure of what I did, but because of my father’s punishment, I was unable to see anyone.”
“As you can probably understand, nothing made any sense to me. As she describes the confusion of the time, Spears says, “I literally spoke in a British accent to a doctor to prescribe my medication, and three days later there was a swat team in my home [with] three helicopters. She also adds that her enjoyment of “playing chase with paparazzi” was used as additional evidence of erratic behaviour.
“There were over 200 paparazzi outside my house videotaping me through a window of an ambulance holding me down on a gurney,” Spears recalled of the night things started.
Spears asserts that she thinks the conservatorship was “premeditated” and that her parents worked together with outside forces. “I know now that it was all planned, and a woman introduced the idea to my dad and my mom, [and] actually helped him carry through and make it all happen,” the author said.
Spears claims, “It was all pretty much set up.” “There [were] no drugs, alcohol, or anything else in my system; it was just pure abuse, and I have not even really shared even half of it,” the speaker said.
Spears claims that Jamie Spears sought “control” over her life and that the conservatorship allowed him to do so. He cherished being in charge of everything I did. I recall his opening statement, “I am Britney Spears, and I am in charge,” and how I responded, “Okay, then.”
The singer then goes into great depth about the struggles and horrors she had to go through while under the conservatorship. Every step she took was monitored, and there were limitations on what she could and could not do. I was never able to travel or leave the house, she claims.
“Every day I was told I was obese. The gym was a must for me. They made me feel like nothing, and I can still clearly recall how dejected and just I felt,” Spears admits. I did not even actually do anything, but I went along with it out of fear and fright.
“I had to just play this role that everything was OK all the time and I had to go along with it because I knew they could hurt me,” Spears continues.
Spears continues, “It was demoralising.” “You also need to realise that the duration of the tour and performances was close to 15 years. I am 30 years old and follow my dad’s instructions while I live alone. My mother is present for all of this, along with my brother and friends, who all support it.
Spears claims she was forced to perform on tours she did not want to, and when she resisted—most notably when her father made her perform a dance move she did not want to—he would threaten her with more legal action, which would cause her to lose even more freedoms. I can still hear my dad calling me as I was sobbing and asking, “Why are you guys doing this?” I only recall him saying, “You must pay attention to the doctors,” in that moment. You will receive instructions from the doctors. Currently, I am unable to assist you. And I recall that his last comments were, “Now you do not have to go [to the hospital], but if you do not go, we are going to go to court, there’ll be a big trial, and you are going to lose,” which I took to mean that you did not have to attend. You do not even have a lawyer, thus I have considerably more supporters than you do.
Spears claims that the way she was treated while under conservatorship caused her to “sort of stop believing in God at that time.” She also expresses surprise at how her family and all the enablers managed to “get away with it.”
Taking note of the fan-led #FreeBritney movement, which made the singer’s predicament known to a global audience.
Spears explains, “The whole thing that made it really confusing for me is that my sister and mother are not doing anything, but these people are out there fighting for me.” To me, it seemed as though they genuinely enjoyed seeing me as the bad guy — as if I was broken and they sort of just liked it that way. If not, why did not they stand outside my door and order me to get in the car, “Baby girl?” Go ahead. That, in my opinion, is what damaged me the most.
Spears holds her family solely responsible for her trauma. They killed me in real life. They disregarded me. I felt as though my family had abandoned me. She singled out her mother Lynn Spears because she believes that had she done so, her attorney could have fought to end the conservatorship.
“I am actually more angry at my mother,” Spears says, “because I heard that when reporters would call her at the time and inquire as to what was happening, she would… hide in the house and she would not speak up.” “I never knew what to say,” was the constant refrain. We are praying for her, but I really do not want to say the wrong thing. I believe she could have found a lawyer for me in under two seconds.
Spears gives a motivational speech at the end of the video. “I am sharing this because I want people to understand that I am only human,” “I said. These events have made me feel traumatised, and how can I heal if I do not talk about it?”
“If you are an unusual introvert like me who frequently feels alone and you needed to hear a tale like this today to make yourself feel less alone, know that you are not alone. My life has not been easy.”