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Britney Spears thanks #FreeBritney movement for ‘freeing’ her from guardianship

Britney Spears thanked the #FreeBritney movement on Monday, saying fans were instrumental in last week’s decision to suspend her father as a Tory after 13 years under his control.

In a Twitter message, Britney Spears wrote: “The # FreeBritney movement… I have no words… because of you and your constant resistance to freeing me from my tutelage… my life is now in this direction !!!!!

The #FreeBritney campaign has gained momentum on social media in recent years, as fans questioned whether the pop star was being exploited through what was supposed to be a temporary arrangement. The organizers shed light on other people who have been negatively affected by the Guardianship, such as former “Star Trek” star Nichelle Nichols.

“I cried for two hours last night because my fans are the best and I know it,” Spears continued. “I feel your heart and you feel mine… I know it’s true.”

Britney Spears, who has been in guardianship since 2008 after a mental health crisis, has spent the last year trying to remove her father James “Jamie” Spears from his case, telling the court she felt traumatized by what she called it abusive guardianship. .

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny ruled in his favor last week, calling the arrangement “toxic.” Britney Spears testified in June that her father ruined her life because of his role in guardianship, alleging he enjoyed controlling her and her pain.

Jamie Spears’ attorney Vivian Thoreen said the decision was a loss to her daughter in a statement Thursday. Thoreen said part of the job in Britney Spears’ best interest meant her client had to bite her tongue and not respond to “bogus, speculative and unfounded attacks.”

Britney Spears fans celebrate outside the courtroom after news that her father, Jamie Spears, is suspended from his guardianship.Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

“Respectfully, the court was wrong to suspend Mr Spears, put a stranger in his place to handle Britney’s estate and extend the very guardianship that Britney begged the court to end earlier this summer,” said Thoreen.

A hearing to formally dismiss Jamie Spears as curator is scheduled for Nov. 12, when Britney Spears’ attorney, Mathew Rosengart, also intends to present Penny with a plan to end the trusteeship.

He previously credited the #FreeBritney movement for its role in Wednesday’s decision.

“She’s free today in a way… but there’s a bigger problem here,” Rosengart said. “And the larger issue is now being considered by state legislatures across the country, certainly in California, and by the United States Congress. To the extent that we can shed some light on this issue as well, it is something very important. “



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