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Why the Britney Spears Conservatorship Is a Disability Rights Issue

On Wednesday, June 23, pop star Britney Spears testified in court about the “abusive” nature of her conservatorship, a California-state arrangement that has given her father Jamie Spears control over most aspects of her life and her 60 million dollar fortune. The state had executed the nearly 13-year conservatorship because Spears’s father argued that Britney’s addiction and mental health issues prevented her from managing most aspects of her life.

In Wednesday’s leaked audio opening testimony about rescinding the arrangement, the pop star testified that she was made to feel like a “slave,” have people she was supervising dictate her work arrangements and that she was forced to wear an IUD, contravening her wish to have another child. “I

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On Wednesday, June 23, pop star Britney Spears testified in court about the “abusive” nature of her conservatorship, a California-state arrangement that has given her father Jamie Spears control over most aspects of her life and her 60 million dollar fortune. The state had executed the nearly 13-year conservatorship because Spears’s father argued that Britney’s addiction and mental health issues prevented her from managing most aspects of her life.
On Wednesday June 23, 2021, Britney Spears finally had the chance to make a virtual statement to a judge in the ongoing case regarding ending her 13 year old conservatorship. Spears alleges numerous abuses by her father, Jamie Spears, her therapist and others including overworking her, keeping her trapped at home, not giving her any bodily autonomy including forcing her to keep an IUD she’d like removed so that she can have a baby and over medicating her into compliance.

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