After months of twists and turns, a Los Angeles court on Friday finally decided to restore control of Britney Spears’ personal life by ending a thirteen-year guardianship procedure that the star called “arbitrary.” .
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“Guardianship of Britney Spears’ person and property is no longer in effect today. That is the judgment of the court,” said case judge Brenda Penny.
“I think I’m going to cry the rest of the day!!!! It’s the best day of my life… Thank God,” the star replied on his Instagram account, thanking his fans for their support.
She did not participate in the Friday session via an Internet link as she did twice this summer.
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“What awaits Britney, and this is the first time we can say that in a decade, it depends on only one person: Britney,” his lawyer, Matthew Rosengart, cheered him out of the courtroom.
In court, the lawyer indicated that a “safety net” would be created to ensure the financial affairs and well-being of Britney Spears. The accountant chosen by the singer to replace her father as a financial teacher will continue to oversee the management of her estate estimated at 60 million dollars by the American media.
The 39-year-old artist had already won his case in court at the end of September, by suspending his father, Jamie Spears, from the role of guardian.
But Britney first of all demanded the right to regain control of his personal life and to cancel the guardianship measure that was instituted in 2008 after the mental disorders shown by the star.
Britney Spears has been supported for years in her efforts by an “army” of fans demanding the “release” of their idol and who once again appeared in court in Los Angeles for the hearing.
“We can’t believe it, that’s what she always wanted. Now she can soar higher than a phoenix, she can do anything,” rejoiced after the verdict one of the pop star’s fans, Edward.
Another source told AFP, “Britney is free, and I’m overwhelmed with anxiety.”
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At the end of June, Britney Spears shocked the spirits by telling the court, online, that she was “shocked” and “depressed” by this guardianship. In particular, she said, she was unable to have her IUD removed when she wanted to have other children, and was forced to take medication that made her feel “drunk”.
The star also complained of having to work at a steady pace despite this supervisory measure and “paying everyone around her” without being able to make her own decisions. In particular, she had to bear the very exorbitant fees of her father’s lawyer, who opposed her in this procedure.
“I just want my life back, it’s been thirteen years and that’s enough,” she pleaded.
In July, Judge Penny allowed Britney Spears to choose her attorney, something she hasn’t been able to do since 2008.
It was this attorney, Matthew Rosengart, who got the suspension of Jimmy Spears, a “cruel, toxic, and abusive man” in his own words, who struggled to have his client removed from custody.
Jimmy Spears has defended himself against any abuse or embezzlement, but Matthew Rosengart has asked the court to open an investigation into his handling of Britney’s affairs.
A hearing is scheduled for December to examine that component and outstanding financial issues, including attorney fees believed to be more than $1 million, according to the New York Times.
Britney Spears, among other things, wanted to free herself from this guardianship to be able to marry her fiancé, Sam Asgari, whom she met in 2016 on the set of a video called “Spider Party”.
Britney Spears had two children with her ex-husband, singer Kevin Federline. She was also married very briefly in Las Vegas to childhood friend, Jason Alexander: the union was called off after 55 hours.
“Princess of Pop” has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. She is at number eight on Billboard’s list of Most Successful Artists of the Decade.
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