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Britney Spears: Los Angeles court lifts guardianship

A Los Angeles court decided on Friday to return control of her personal life to singer Britney Spears by ending the guardianship measure that had weighed on her for thirteen years.

After months of proceedings and twists and turns, a Los Angeles court finally decided this Friday, November 12 to return control of her personal life to singer Britney Spears by putting an end to the guardianship measure that had weighed on her for thirteen years and that the star described as “abusive”. “Guardianship over Britney Spears’ person and property ceases as of today. This is the decision of the court,” said judge in charge of the case, Brenda Penny.

“I think I’m going to cry for the rest of the day !!!! It’s the best day of my life … praise the Lord”, reacted the star on his Instagram account, thanking his fans for their support. “What awaits Britney, and this is the first time that we can say that in a decade, depends only on one person: Britney”, for his part rejoiced his lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, to his exit from the courthouse.

Before the court, the lawyer had indicated that a “safety net” was going to be put in place to guarantee the finances and the well-being of Britney Spears. The accountant chosen by the singer to replace  her father as financial tutor will  continue to supervise the management of her property, estimated at some $ 60 million by the American media.

The 39-year-old artist had already won his case in court at the end of September, by obtaining  the suspension of his father Jamie Spears from the role of guardian . But above all, she asked for the right to regain control of her personal life and the cancellation of the guardianship measure put in place in 2008 after psychological disorders manifested by the star.

A victory hailed by his fans

Britney Spears has been supported for years in her efforts by an “army” of fans calling for the “liberation”, through the hashtag  #FreeBritney , of their idol and who were once again in court in Los Angeles for the hearing. “We can’t believe it, that’s what she always wanted. Now she can rise higher than the phoenix , she can do anything,” a pop fan exulted after the judgment. star, Edward.

At the end of June, Britney Spears had struck the spirits by telling the court, via the Internet, that she was “traumatized” and “depressed” by this tutelage. She had said in particular that she had not been able to have her IUD removed when she wanted to have other children, and to be forced to take medication that made her feel “drunk”.

The star had also complained of having to work at a sustained pace despite this measure of supervision and ” pay for everyone around her ” without being able to make her own decisions. In particular, she had to pay the very high fees of her father’s lawyers who opposed her in this procedure.

After months of proceedings and twists and turns, a Los Angeles court finally decided on Friday to return control of her personal life to singer Britney Spears by ending the guardianship measure that had weighed on her for thirteen years and that the star described as “abusive”. “Guardianship over Britney Spears’ person and property ceases as of today. This is the decision of the court,” said judge in charge of the case, Brenda Penny.

“I think I’m going to cry for the rest of the day !!!! It’s the best day of my life … praise the Lord”, reacted the star on his Instagram account, thanking his fans for their support.

Jamie Spears defended himself against any abuse or embezzlement but Mathew Rosengart asked the court to open an investigation into his handling of Britney’s affairs. A hearing has been scheduled for December to examine this component and outstanding financial issues, including attorneys’ fees that are believed to exceed $ 1 million, according to the New York Times.

Britney Spears wanted among other things to free herself from this tutelage to be able to marry her fiancé, Sam Asghari, whom she met in 2016 on the set of a video clip for the title “Slumber Party”. Britney Spears had two children with her ex-husband, singer Kevin Federline. She was also very briefly married in Las Vegas to a childhood friend, Jason Alexander: the union was called off 55 hours later. The “Princess of Pop” has more than 100 million records sold around the world. She is in eighth place on the Billboard list of successful artists of the decade.

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