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Pop icon Britney Spears is making it clear that she feels betrayed by her family for how they have treated her throughout her 13-year conservatorship.
“This message is to my family ... for hurting me deeper than you'll ever know !!!" she wrote on Instagram on Monday. "I know the conservatorship is about to be over but I still want justice !!!"
In her post, she expressed that some people she loves are “only available to me when it's convenient for them.”
"Well I'm no longer available to any of them now.”
The “Overprotected” star wrote that she is “tired of being this understanding Mother Teresa.”
“I'm only 5'4" and I've played the bigger person my entire life,” she stated, asking “do you know how hard that is ???”
Last month, Los Angeles Judge Brenda Penny suspended Spears’ dad Jamie Spears, 69, as conservator of Britney's estate. The ruling came after Britney's lawyer Mathew Rosengart told Penny that Jamie was “a cruel, toxic, abusive man.”
After years of public silence, Britney spoke out publicly for the first time about her conservatorship in June, accusing her father of conservatorship abuse in a hearing. She told the court that at one point during the 13 years since the conservatorship had been established, she had been placed in a psychiatric hold against her will while her family did nothing. She also alleged that she was forced to perform live against her will, take lithium, and was told she could not get her IUD removed. Since then, only more disturbing allegations came forward in the form of documentaries.
“I want to sue my family,” Britney told Penny in June.
Since that hearing, Britney’s mother Lynne Spears and her sister Jamie Lynn Spears’ social media accounts have been riddled with commenters encouraging them to support and speak up more for Britney. But other comments have been much more negative and personal, telling the relatives that they should be jailed. Jamie Lynn has drawn strong criticism from Britney fans for what some deemed her lack of support for her sister regarding the controversial conservatorship. Public shaming of Jamie Lynn and even a petition to get her removed from “Sweet Magnolias,” came days after Britney spoke out publicly for the first time on her conservatorship. She's even received death threats, she said.
Conservatorships are typically employed for people who are deemed unable to make key decisions for themselves, yet the fact that Britney has never really stopped working, including her spearheading of an enormously successful multi-year Las Vegas residency, had fans crying foul at the constraints she's been placed under for years. Spears compared her seven-day work schedule with no days off to “sex trafficking” in June. Court documents obtained by the New York Times earlier this year showed that Britney raised questions about the arrangement, and her father's fitness to oversee it, for years.
It's expected that the conservatorship may indeed finally be ending soon, as the pop star's Instagram hints. When Jamie was removed from his daughter's conservatorship last month, Rosengart asked for a court review and termination of the conservatorship within 30 to 45 days. The transfer of conservator of estate from Jamie Spears to a temporary conservator will allow Rosengart to investigate the Jamie's behavior during his 13 years of involvement in the conservatorship.
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