Britney Spears Conservatorship

October Marquez, Staff Reporter

In 2008, Britney Spears was ordered into a conservatorship under her father. A conservatorship is when a person is declared too mentally unwell to care for themselves, and another person becomes responsible for their care and finances.

Recently, the “Free Britney” movement fully bloomed, with many protests taking place for her to gain full rights back. But just as quickly as it rose, it has once again fallen to a smaller movement.

As of Aug. 12, Jamie Spears had filed to be removed from financial responsibility for Britney. According to the NPR article Britney Spears’ Dad Has Been Suspended From Her Conservatorship, on Sept. 20, Jamie Spears was officially suspended as Britney’s conservator by Judge Brenda J. Penny. Jamie Spears claims there’s no reason for his filing for removal from financial responsibility, despite immense pressure from Britney’s fans.

Even though he is getting removed, Rosengart, Britney’s attorney, is “disappointed, however, by their ongoing shameful and reprehensible attacks on Ms. Spears” says the Washington Post article titled Jamie Spears, father of Britney Spears, agrees to step down as her conservator.

Since the announcement of Jamie’s removal as Britney’s financial conservator, the movement has lost most of its traction. Part of this is due to how quickly social media activism moves, “no one cares about anything for more than two weeks if they’re lucky”, notes Junior Ryn Richards. But also, a lot of the anger was directed at her father for having power over her life, but after Jodi Montgomery became Britney’s care conservator, many people lost interest in her situation.

While the movement has lost much of its support, Britney will continue to be under a conservatorship, which has harmed her rather than helping. Britney has claimed she’s been harmed in multiple ways, such as being “compelled under the conservatorship to take certain medications and to use an intrauterine device for birth control against her will”, says the NPR article titled Britney Spears’ Father Has Filed A Petition To End Her Conservatorship.