A Los Angeles court has ended the guardianship that has controlled the life of 39-year-old singer Britney Spears since 2008. The pop star called the event “the best day” of her life.
“From now on, personal custody and custody of the finances of Britney Jean Spears will end,” Judge Brenda Penny announced the verdict.
Britney Spears herself was not present at the court hearings, and after they ended, she wrote on social networks: “God, how I love my fans, this is crazy. I think I’ll cry for the rest of the day !!!! This is the best day of my life. “
The singer’s fans gathered outside the courthouse began to applaud when they heard the news, good for Britney. Some danced and sang her hit “Stronger,” writes Reuters.
Custody of Spears began in 2018, after the singer had a public breakdown in 2007. Then the star was hospitalized due to mental health problems.
According to the media, the singer’s misadventures began with her divorce from Kevin Federline, whose marriage did not last long (during her family life, the singer gave birth to two sons). Upon divorce in 2007, the husband accused Britney of “inappropriate behavior” and received parental rights to the children.
The singer’s lawyer Matthew Rosengart thanked the #FreeBritney movement, which he said played a big role in ending the guardianship, according to the BBC. Supporters of this movement argued that Britney’s father was actually being held captive out of his own interests. He himself denied these accusations. He called the move a joke, insisting that he reports every year for every cent his daughter earns.
Britney Spears took a long time to end the guardianship that ruled her personal life and $ 60 million fortune for 13 years.
In the summer, she went to court in Los Angeles with a demand to withdraw her from the care of her father Jamie, who since 2008 controlled the singer’s concert activities and finances. Britney accused her guardians of total control, pressure and the use of intoxicating drugs.
“I’m traumatized. I am unhappy and cannot sleep. I’m depressed and maddenedly angry. I cry every day, ”the singer argued in court.
The decision to suspend and subsequently terminate the guardianship was made at the end of September. The singer’s father Jamie Spears agreed with this decision.
“I’m in seventh heaven with happiness,” Spears wrote on social media at the time. Her father’s lawyer, for his part, said that his client had no real reason to relinquish his duties as a guardian, but he became “a target for constant and unjustified attacks.”