During the global pandemic “lockdown”, many of us watched countless hours of Netflix including the terrifying film I Care a Lot, where Rosamund Pike won the Golden Globe for the Best Actress for her chilling portrayal of a corrupt conservator who drained the bank accounts of unsuspecting aging adults, while also isolating them from their families, all enabled by the support of various medical professionals as well as the courts.
In the film she eventually received her justice in an almost unsatisfying manner, because she was just that evil.
For people like Star Trek (TOS)’s Nichelle Nichols and Princess of Pop, Britney Spears, that nightmare is a reality. In Britney’s case, she has been a prisoner of her conservatorship since 2008.
After her very public breakdown where she shaved her own head in her own act of defiance against the machine that created her, she was eventually placed into a TEMPORARY conservatorship that was assumed to get her the mental health support she needed and get her back on track.
When Britney returned to the spotlight for her insanely grueling world tour The Circus Starring Britney Spears, many of her unsuspecting fans assumed she got her life back on track and the conservatorship had ended. We were all very very wrong. Not only was the conservatorship still very much in effect, it was also much more restrictive than any of us could have possibly imagined.
Keen-eyed fans noticed Britney seemed to be unhappy and disillusioned with her life based on her social media posts and the Free Britney movement was started. The Princess of Pop found her way in and out of Los Angeles courtrooms for several months, fighting for her right to be her own person, make her own choices, and live her own life.
According to her own testimony on June 23, Britney attested that she was forced to use a contraception device and was not permitted to remarry or have more children. According to court documents, it is alleged that her father took it upon himself to pay himself DOUBLE the allowance he “provided” to Britney to spend out of her own money that she earned, singing and dancing for the past 13 years.
Between court documents, Britney’s own testimony and atrocities alleged in the newest documentaries now available on Netflix and Hulu, there is sufficient evidence to support the theories that Britney has been a victim of horrific abuse at the hands of her father as well as those who were tasked to support her mental health and wellness.
On Wednesday, September 29, Judge Brenda Penny put an end to that abuse and ruled that Spears’ father will no longer serve as the conservator of his daughter’s estate, immediately removing him from control of her finances.
Penny appointed John Zabel, an accountant, to assume temporary control of the estate until next steps are determined. Rosengart is expected to return to court on November 12 with a plan to wind down the arrangement, and allow Spears to reclaim unfettered control of her life. Spears’ conservator of her person, Jodi Montgomery, who manages her day-to-day wellbeing and medical decisions, will continue in that role for the time being.
Whether or not Jamie Sears will face consequences for his abuse of power as a conservator remains to be seen.
As soon as the ruling was announced, Twitter erupted with glee and support for the Pop Princess:
Following the news, the 39 year old pop star took to Instagram with a video of her flying an airplane, writing that she was on “cloud 9.”