Britney Spears’ Conservatorship Finally Comes to an End


Maddie Warren

Britney Spears’ conservatorship is expected to be terminated with no strings attached on November 12th, 2021. The fight for Britney’s freedom has been a long one; for 13 years she has not been in charge of her own life. The #FreeBritney movement exploded on social media after she publicly accused her father of abusing his power as her conservator.  Britney Spears’ entire estate has been under her father’s control since 2008 after she had a public mental breakdown. Spears says that she was forced to work, take birth control, and undergo psychiatric tests against her will. Her father received a salary for being her conservator as well as 1.5% of her earnings from performances, raking in millions. It’s even been alleged that recording devices were placed in Britney’s home and her phone was monitored. In a now-deleted Instagram post, Spears blamed her mother for giving her father the idea of conservatorship, saying that her father never would’ve been smart enough to come up with it on his own. She also blames Lou Taylor, her previous manager, for stalking her and controlling everything that she did. Taylor resigned as her manager in 2019 after Spears accused her father of abuse. Britney has been thanking her fans for all the support but says that the fight is not over. If investigators find that Britney’s father misused her funds in any way, Britney will sue.  It is still uncertain if Britney will have to pay her father’s legal fees from the case, but either way Britney is excited to start her new life. She has recently been engaged and has made several Instagram posts thanking her fans for her newfound freedom.