Pop star Britney Spears speaks out in court

Spears asked a Los Angeles judge to end the court conservatorship that has controlled her life and career since 2008. She called the conservatorship “abusive” and condemned her father.
1:35 | 06/24/21

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Late today, the other high profile legal case. Britney spears and her testimony, for the first time speaking for about 20 minutes in court about the conservatorship, the battle with her father over control of her own money. Spears telling the court that she's been exploited and that, quote, I deserve the same rights as anyone. Here's ABC's Kaylee Hartung. Reporter: Tonight, Britney spears dropping a bombshell in court, telling a judge, "Ma'am, I'm not here to be anyone' slave." She's requesting the conservatory ship that's controlled her life and finances for 13 years be terminated without any further psychiatric evaluation. During a 30-minute call, spears describing how her court-appointed conservators have exploited her life, traumatized here and forced her into a care facility against her will. Spears saying, as she cried to her father, quote, to hurt his daughter, 100,000%, he loved it, telling the judge at one point her therapist put her on lithium. When she told her parents she was scared, she said her family did nothing. Since she stopped performing, spears has stayed largely silent until now. Her Instagram, the only insight into her well being over the last two years. Am I okay? I'm totally fine. Reporter: But spears saying today, I lied and told the whole world I'm okay, but I lied. David, Britney saying she deserved a life. Just moments ago, we heard from her father's attorney on his behalf and he said he is sorry to hear his daughter is in so much point. Mr. Spears loves his daughter and misses her very much. David? All right, Kaylee Hartung, Next tonight, the Biden

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