If your social media feed is swamped with posts of the #FreeBritney movement and you can't gauge anything out of the hashtag without context, we've got you covered.
Recently, the fashion industry's watchdog, Diet Prada posted an explainer of the #FreeBritney movement, revealing all the ugly realities of her conservatorship which reportedly forbids her from driving, spending her own money or getting married without her father's consent.
Usually, a conservatorship is granted to old people who are suffering from extreme mental health issues like schizophrenia or dementia and are incapable of sustaining without help.
So, basically Britney Spears who is a 38-year-old pop icon is legally in control of her father and lawyers. She cannot make any personal or professional decisions without their consent. Reportedly, she cannot even hire her own lawyer.
This means that Britney has been in this conservatorship for over 12 years now. According to court documents from 2018, Britney Spears' net worth is at least $59 million. Many of her fans believe that her conservatorship is only a means to exploit her.
According to Diet Prada, Britney's mom has been commenting on the #FreeBritney posts saying that she believes Briteny is 'trapped' with her father. According to an interview in US Weekly, Spears' father once said:
Me and my daughter’s relationship has always been strained.
- Jamie Spears
Britney Spears’ life has been heavily controlled by the media & has had devastating effects on her relationships & mental health. she’s still not being treated properly and it’s evident lately as she fights for her right. #FreeBritney (a thread) credit: @/blondeprimadonna pic.twitter.com/Go6zGRHrsV— mm (@lunaaferr) July 13, 2020
I wanted to say hi, because things that are being said have just gotten out of control!!! Wow!!! There’s rumors, death threats to my family and my team, and just so many things crazy things being said. I am trying to take a moment for myself, but everything that’s happening is just making it harder for me. Don’t believe everything you read and hear.
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I wanted to say hi, because things that are being said have just gotten out of control!!! Wow!!! There’s rumors, death threats to my family and my team, and just so many things crazy things being said. I am trying to take a moment for myself, but everything that’s happening is just making it harder for me. Don’t believe everything you read and hear. These fake emails everywhere were crafted by Sam Lutfi years ago... I did not write them. He was pretending to be me and communicating with my team with a fake email address. My situation is unique, but I promise I’m doing what’s best at this moment 🌸🌸🌸 You may not know this about me, but I am strong, and stand up for what I want! Your love and dedication is amazing, but what I need right now is a little bit of privacy to deal with all the hard things that life is throwing my way. If you could do that, I would be forever grateful. Love you ❤️❤️❤️
According to sources, every year, Britney pays a lump-sum of $1.1 Million dollars fees for the conservatorship to continue. Which involves paying 100k+ to her father and a lawyer she isn't allowed to choose herself.
As a child artist who has grown up to be an adult under legal conservatorship, Britney has never had control of her life. Reportedly, she cannot even post anything on social media without her father's consent or drive a car or have any visitors.
Britney Spears has a court date this month to review her conservatorship which will further decide whether it's abusive in nature or shall continue in the future.