Britney Spears BEAMS in Hawaii with boyfriend and shocking conversationship

Published on June 26, 2021

Britney Spears has been pictured on vacation in Hawaii with boyfriend Sam Asghari, just a day after she begged a Los Angeles judge to free her from her court-ordered conservatorship.

The singer, 39, appeared to be in an upbeat mood as she was seen smiling amid controversy over the legal case, that has given father Jamie almost complete control over her life and $60 million fortune for the last 13 years.

Following the shocking court hearing – where Spears revealed for the first time the extent of her misery under the agreement – the pop star jetted off with her boyfriend Sam, 27, posting silly Snapchat videos from a private plane.

The Toxic singer looked happy and relaxed in a white T-shirt and cut off denim shorts, while her personal trainer beau went shirtless and showed off his sculpted physique.

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Britney Spears smiles in a bikini as she escapes to Hawaii with boyfriend Sam Asghari on Thursday... a day after shocking court hearing over 'abusive' conservatorship battle

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Britney Spears smiles in a bikini as she escapes to Hawaii with boyfriend Sam Asghari on Thursday… a day after shocking court hearing over ‘abusive’ conservatorship battle

Paradise: Britney has often told fans that Hawaii is one of her favorite places in the world to vacation, and the destination also came up in her Wednesday hearing - during her passionate 25-minute appeal to Judge Brenda Penny

Paradise: Britney has often told fans that Hawaii is one of her favorite places in the world to vacation, and the destination also came up in her Wednesday hearing – during her passionate 25-minute appeal to Judge Brenda Penny

Spears has often told fans that Hawaii is one of her favorite places in the world to vacation, and the destination also came up in her Wednesday hearing – during her passionate 25-minute appeal to Judge Brenda Penny.

The most shocking part of Britney’s testimony saw her reveal she had an IUD contraceptive device implanted in her body against her will to stop her from getting pregnant.

Britney said: ‘I want to be able to get married and have a baby.

‘I was told right now in the conservatorship, I’m not able to get married or have a baby. I have (an) IUD inside of (me) right now, so I don’t get pregnant.

‘I wanted to take the IUD out, so I can start trying to have another baby, but this so-called team won’t let me go to the doctor to take it out because they don’t want me to have any more children.’

‘I want to be able to get married to my boyfriend and have a baby but the conservatorship told me I can’t do that.

‘I have an IUD (intrauterine device) inside me to prevent me from having a baby.

‘I want to go to a doctor and take it out so I can have a baby but they (the conservatorship) told me no.

‘I feel ganged up on and bullied and alone.’

Britney's great escape: The Toxic singer looked happy and relaxed in a white T-shirt and cut off denim shorts

Support: Britney was accompanied by her personal trainer beau who went shirtless and showed off his sculpted physique

Britney’s great escape: The Toxic singer looked happy and relaxed in a white T-shirt and cut off denim shorts, while her personal trainer beau went shirtless and showed off his sculpted physique

Time to relax: After getting everything off her chest in her shocking court hearing, Britney appeared to be ready for a break

Time to relax: After getting everything off her chest in her shocking court hearing, Britney appeared to be ready for a break

After the drama: The pop star jetted off with her boyfriend Sam, 27, to Hawaii on Wednesday, posting silly Snapchat videos from a private plane

Lean on me: Britney's buff boyfriend Sam has been by her side since the court hearing

After the drama: The pop star jetted off with her boyfriend Sam, 27, to Hawaii on Wednesday, posting silly Snapchat videos from a private plane

Let her go: At one point during the hearing, Britney claimed that she would be forced to have meetings with therapists - and if she didn't comply - they would tell her 'we can't let you go to Maui on your vacation'

Freedom: Britney has received an outpouring of support from fans and friends, including Paris Hilton

Let her go: At one point during the hearing, Britney claimed that she would be forced to have meetings with therapists – and if she didn’t comply – they would tell her ‘we can’t let you go to Maui on your vacation’

At another point during the hearing, Spears claimed that she would be forced to have meetings with therapists – and if she didn’t comply – they would tell her ‘we can’t let you go to Maui on your vacation.’

Spears explained: ‘It’s not okay to force me to do anything I don’t want to do. By law, and this whole team, honestly, I should be able to sue them for threatening me and saying, if I don’t go into these meetings twice a week, we can’t let you go to Maui on your vacation. You have to do what you’re told for this program and then you will be able to go.’

The singer also clearly stated to the judge: ‘I want this conservatorship to end – I truly believe that this conservatorship is abusive.’

Britney’s status hearing did not hear any petitions, meaning that a decision on whether to release her from the conservatorship was not requested.

Judge Penny said that she will set a hearing as soon as possible, so that Britney can make that petition.

Fun in the sun: Britney and her man are enjoying a luxury vacation in Hawaii after her court appearance

Fun in the sun: Britney and her man are enjoying a luxury vacation in Hawaii after her court appearance

Calm after the storm: Britney is now in relaxation mode after shocking the world with her true feelings about the conservatorship

Drinks in hand: The couple appeared to be relaxing with a few beverages while on vacation

Calm after the storm: Britney is now in relaxation mode after shocking the world with her true feelings about the conservatorship

The last time Spears spoke directly to the judge was in May 2019 but the court was closed to the public and her testimony was sealed.

Details of her mental health have never previously been disclosed, with the full extend of Britney’s anguish stunning her fans and the showbiz world.

Spears began her statement with: ‘I have a lot to say, so bear with me. I don’t think I was heard on any level when I came to court last time.’

Family plans: Britney has made no secret of the fact that she would like to have another child

Family plans: Britney has made no secret of the fact that she would like to have another child

Doting: Sam appeared to be keeping a close eye on his loved one while on their trip

Doting: Sam appeared to be keeping a close eye on his loved one while on their trip

Having a blast: In a series of filtered videos, Sam and Britney looked to be in great spirits as they sat next to one another on a private jet

Having a blast: In a series of filtered videos, Sam and Britney looked to be in great spirits as they sat next to one another on a private jet

Having a blast: In a series of filtered videos, Sam and Britney looked to be in great spirits as they sat next to one another on a private jet

Speaking about her prior music and tour commitments, Spears said she ‘is not here to be anyone’s slave.’

Speaking rapidly by audiolink with LA Superior Court – where dozens of fans and supporters gathered outside chanting ‘Free Britney’ and waving placards saying, ‘We Love You Britney’ – Spears launched an extraordinary attack on her father for his actions as her co-conservator.

Spears is pictured with her father Jamie. The pair have not spoken since August. She has been fighting since last year to lift a conservatorship that he presided over since 2008

Spears is pictured with her father Jamie. The pair have not spoken since August. She has been fighting since last year to lift a conservatorship that he presided over since 2008

Her highly-recognizable voice was still girlish, but on Wednesday is was strong, emotional and so rapid-fire that it was tough sometimes to understand her words.

At times she was tripping over her words, as though she could not wait to let out the obvious frustration and anger she feels over the conservatorship that has ‘enslaved’ her for 13 years.

‘I want changes. I want changes going forward, and I deserve changes,’ she said, at the end of a moving speech to the court.

‘It’s my wish and dream for all of this to end.’

She said: ‘In California, the only similar thing to this is called sex trafficking, making anyone work against their will, taking all their possessions away credit card, cash, phone, passport.

‘The reason I’m telling you this is because I don’t think the state of California can have all this written in the court documents from the time I showed up and do absolutely nothing.’

When a doctor put her on medications, including powerful anti-depressive lithium – she she said made her feel ‘drunk’.

‘My family didn’t do a thing about it. My dad was all for it,’ she said.

When she was put in a $60,000-a-month treatment facility against her will, ‘I cried on the phone to my dad for an hour and he loved every minute of it,’ she said.

She added: ‘My dad and everyone else who has played a key role in my conservatorship should be in jail. They have way too much control.

A court sketch from inside the Los Angeles County Courthouse, with Judge Brenda Penny presiding

A court sketch from inside the Los Angeles County Courthouse, with Judge Brenda Penny presiding

‘I don’t drink alcohol but I should, considering what they put my heart through.’

Speaking so fast she was asked twice by Judge Penny to slow down, the singer talked of being ‘enslaved’ by her father.

‘He made me feel like death, with the depth of what he did to me.

‘I want to end this conservatorship. I don’t want to be evaluated. I have had enough.

‘I don’t want to be in this stupid conservatorship any more. It’s embarrassing and humiliating.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR BRITNEY SPEARS’ CONSERVATORSHIP BATTLE?

Britney Spears has made it clear that she wants her ‘abusive’ conservatorship battle to come to an end, but it’s certainly not a simple matter.

The 39-year-singer still needs to formally ask a judge by filing a petition to terminate the order, at which point the court would then require a further hearing to assess the situation.

The next step is for Spears to file a formal request to terminate the order – which she said Wednesday she did not know she could do.

Free Britney: Spears fans protest outside a conservatorship court hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court in March this year

Free Britney: Spears fans protest outside a conservatorship court hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court in March this year

‘Ma’am, I didn’t know I could petition the conservatorship to end it,’ she said.

Adding: ‘I’m sorry for my ignorance, but I honestly didn’t know that. But honestly, but I don’t think I owe anyone to be evaluated.’

A court-appointed investigator will speak with everyone involved in the court-ordered arrangement once a termination request has been filed.

However, legal experts have warned that it won’t be easy for Spears to terminate the agreement without putting up a fight.

MSNBC legal analyst Danny Cevallos said after the hearing: ‘This is probably the most unique conservatorship case ever. The judge will not terminate this conservatorship lightly or without ample evidence.’

‘Once the system gets ahold of you… whether it’s a county – or a court-supervised private conservatorship, they will drain your money and it is really hard to get out,’ attorney Peter Walzer told The Los Angeles Times.

‘When it comes to the decision of whether or not to remove the conservatorship, the judge has to ultimately consider the best interest of the conservatee — in this case, Britney Spears,’ Sabino Biondi, a trust and estates attorney and partner at Wilk Auslander LLP in New York City added to the LA Times.

‘Even though she is an adult and appears competent and ready to take over her own affairs, the court has the discretion and responsibility to decide if it is in Britney Spears’ best interest to remove the conservatorship.’

‘If the judge has any concerns that she might not be responsible enough to handle her own financial affairs, [the judge] won’t remove it.’

Attorney Adam Streisand, who used to represent Spears, told CNN Wednesday night: ‘There’s been a terrible miscarriage of justice. She’s been deprived of her rights. She’s never had anyone who has advocated for her.’

Legal analyst Lisa Green told the TODAY show after the hearing: ‘While Britney would wish the judge could wave a magic wand and end this, what’s going to happen is that it will start a whole new proceeding, and the judge will hear from Britney, and her friends and relatives can speak.’

‘But the conservators, including her father, may not agree with her,’ Green added.

What Spears will need now is evidence to prove the conservatorship is no longer necessary, including medical evaluations – which the singer stressed on Wednesday she did not want to do.

‘I’m not lying. I just want my life back. It’s been 13 years and it’s enough. I’m done.’

The troubled singer said she was lying when she told people while she was in the mental treatment facility three years ago that she was happy.

‘When I went there they took everything away from me. They watched me change, naked every single day. I sat in a chair for 10 hours a day, seven days a week.

BRITNEY’S FAMILY REACT TO HEARING

After the bombshell hearing, Britney’s parents Jamie and Lynne both released brief statements to the public.

‘[Jamie] is sorry to see his daughter in so much pain. [He] loves his daughter and misses her very much,’ a statement from Jamie’s representative read.

Lynne’s attorney, Gladstone Jones said the 66-year-old is a ‘very concerned mother’. Jones encouraged the judge to listen to Britney’s request to hire her own private attorney and to change her care plan.

Britney’s sister Jamie Lynn has come under fire for her silence following the hearing, and has turned off comments on Instagram amid the criticism. Britney’s brother Bryan has also stayed silent.

‘I am not happy. I can’t sleep. I’m so angry, It’s insane. I’m scared by people. I don’t trust people.

‘The conservatorship should end. What state allows people to say, ‘You can’t spend your money unless you do as we say.’

Spears also criticized her mother, Lynne, who, she said, went to spas during the pandemic.

‘But I didn’t go to the spa or have my nails done for a year.

‘My mom sees me like my dad does.’

Britney concluded: ‘I should not be in a conservatorship like this if I can work, provide for myself and provide for other people.

‘I am being told I cannot see my money unless I do what they say … and I am paying them.’

As she ended her speech, Britney told the judge: ‘I wish I could stay on the phone to you forever. Because when I go off this phone the ‘nos’ will start again. No no no.’

After her phone tirade, which Judge Penny called ‘courageous,’ Britney’s attorney Samuel Ingham told the court that Spears had not asked her to file a motion to end the conservatorship.

‘But if my client directs me to file a petition to end the conservatorship, I will do that.’

Ingham – who was appointed by the court – also said he would willingly step aside if Spears wanted to hire her own attorney, as she indicated during her address to the court.

Jamie Spears’ lawyer, Vivian Thoreen – responding to Britney’s attack on her father – told Judge Penny in a two-sentence statement that Jamie ‘is sorry to see his daughter suffering and in so much pain.

She added: ‘Mr Spears loves his daughter and misses her very much.’

Opening up: Returning to her Instagram account after the hearing, Spears is apologized for 'pretending like I've been ok the past two years' on social media in wake of her recent bombshell testimony

Back in a playful mood: The Lucky singer let out a boisterous laugh, while stealthy capturing a dog face filter video of her boyfriend sleeping in his seat on Thursday

Opening up: Returning to her Instagram account after the hearing, Spears is apologized for ‘pretending like I’ve been ok the past two years’ on social media in wake of her recent bombshell testimony

#FREEBRITNEY  – STARS SHARE SUPPORT ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Hollywood stars have come out in force to support Britney following the hearing, including Paris Hilton, Mariah Carey, Khloe Kardashian, Halsey, and Wendy Williams.

Her ex boyfriend Justin Timberlake, who has been heavily criticized for his treatment of her following their split in 2002, took to Twitter to voice his ‘absolute support’, writing: ‘Regardless of our past, good and bad, and no matter how long ago it was… what’s happening to her is just not right.’

The likes of Andy Cohen, Sarah Jessica Parker, Vera Wang, and Lisa Rinna showed their support by sharing the hashtag #FreeBritney.

Rose McGowan declared she is ‘brutally angry’ about about the conservatorship.

Selling Sunset star Chrishell Stause tweeted: ‘I will 1000% RIOT if Britney is not freed. We are SO PROUD of you @britneyspears! Listening to her call is equal parts heartbreaking and infuriating. #freebritneyNOW and then change the laws.’

Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson wrote: ‘Britney deserves freedom. She deserves to reap the rewards of her years of hard work. Britney deserves to be happy. [heart emoji] #FreeBritney(sic)’

Actress KeKe Palmer praised Britney’s bravery in speaking out.

Songwriter Diane Warren, who wrote ‘When Your Eyes Say It’ for the star also posted in support.

She tweeted: ‘I feel bad for Britney and hope she can get her life back.’

Earlier, Spears was almost denied access to her own virtual court hearing on Wednesday, after a court clerk failed to recognize her voice on the phone line.

When she rang in, the court clerk was hesitant to admit her to the proceedings.

Asked to identify herself, the singer replied: ‘Oh, me? Britney Spears.’

Wednesday’s hearing drew a large and colorful crowd outside the courthouse in Los Angeles.

Waving home-made signs and placards, fans of the singer demanded that her freedom be restored.

The #FreeBritney campaign is a grassroots movement started by fans of the singer, who feel that her 13-year-long conservatorship battle should now come to an end – and that Britney should regain autonomy over her life and affairs.

Returning to her Instagram account after the hearing, Spears is apologized for ‘pretending like I’ve been ok the past two years’ on social media in wake of her recent bombshell testimony, where she admitted to being ‘traumatized’ by the conditions of her ongoing conservatorship.

‘I did it because of my pride and I was embarrassed to share what happened to me … but honestly who doesn’t want to capture there Instagram in a fun light,’ she wrote on Thursday.

Britney is famed for her Instagrams, which see her perform dance routines – often scantily clad – inside her Los Angeles home.

Along with her own text, Spears included a photo of a child running through a field with the Albert Einstein quote: ‘If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.’

Spears began Thursday’s lengthy post by recalling how her mother Lynne would ‘always [pretend] like everything was ok’ for the sake of her and her siblings growing and how she drew upon that practice in her adult life.

‘I just want to tell you guys a little secret … I believe as people we all want the fairy tale life and by the way I’ve posted … my life seems to look and be pretty amazing,’ she wrote.

‘I think that’s what we all strive for !!!! That was one of my mother’s best traits … no matter how sh***y a day was when I was younger … for the sake of me and my siblings she always pretended like everything was ok.

‘I’m bringing this to peoples attention because I don’t want people to think my life is perfect because IT’S DEFINITELY NOT AT ALL,’ she stressed.

Referring to Wednesday’s bombshell testimony, Britney wrote: ‘and if you have read anything about me in the news this week … you obviously really know now it’s not !!!!’

‘I apologize for pretending like I’ve been ok the past two years … I did it because of my pride and I was embarrassed to share what happened to me … but honestly who doesn’t want to capture there Instagram in a fun light!!!!

She went on to admit that ‘pretending that I’m ok has actually helped’ her mental well being and that she ‘decided to post this quote today because by golly if you’re going through hell.’

Spears continued: ‘I feel like Instagram has helped me have a cool outlet to share my presence … existence … and to simply feel like I matter despite what I was going through and hey it worked.

BRITNEY’S STATEMENT IN FULL

BRITNEY: ‘I just got a new phone, and I have a lot to say, so bear with me. Basically, a lot has happened since two years ago, the last time — I wrote all this down — the last time I was in court.

‘I will be honest with you. I haven’t been back to court in a long time, because I don’t think I was heard on any level when I came to court the last time. I brought four sheets of paper in my hands and wrote in length what I had been through the last four months before I came there.

‘The people who did that to me should not be able to walk away so easily. I’ll recap. I was on tour in 2018. I was forced to do… My management said if I don’t do this tour, I will have to find an attorney’

JUDGE PENNY: ‘Ms. Spears, I hate to interrupt you, but my court reporter is taking down what you’re saying, so you have to speak a little more slowly’

BRITNEY: ‘Oh, of course. Yes. Okay. The people who did this to me should not be able to walk away so easily. To recap: I was on tour in 2018. I was forced to do…

‘My management said if I don’t do this tour, I will have to find an attorney, and by contract my own management could sue me if I didn’t follow through with the tour. He handed me a sheet of paper as I got off the stage in Vegas and said I had to sign it. It was very threatening and scary…

‘And with the conservatorship, I couldn’t even get my own attorney. So out of fear, I went ahead and I did the tour…

‘When I came off that tour, a new show in Las Vegas was supposed to take place. I started rehearsing early, but it was hard because I’d been doing Vegas for four years and I needed a break in between…

‘But no, I was told this is the timeline and this is how it’s going to go. I rehearsed four days a week. Half of the time in the studio and a half of the other time in a Westlake studio..

‘I was basically directing most of the show. I actually did most of the choreography, meaning I taught my dancers my new choreography myself. I take everything I do very seriously. There’s tons of video with me at rehearsals. I wasn’t good — I was great. I led a room of 16 new dancers in rehearsals.

‘It’s funny to hear my managers’ side of the story. They all said I wasn’t participating in rehearsals and I never agreed to take my medication — which my medication is only taken in the mornings, never at rehearsal…

‘They don’t even see me. So why are they even claiming that? When I said no to one dance move into rehearsals, it was as if I planted a huge bomb somewhere. And I said no, I don’t want to do it this way.

‘After that, my management, my dancers and my assistant of the new people that were supposed to do the new show all went into a room, shut the door and didn’t come out for at least 45 minutes. Ma’am, I’m not here to be anyone’s slave. I can say no to a dance move…

‘I was told by my at-the-time therapist, Dr. Benson — who died [in 2019] — that my manager called him and then that moment and told him I wasn’t cooperating or following the guidelines in rehearsals…

‘And he also said I wasn’t taking my medication, which is so dumb, because I’ve had the same lady every morning for the past eight years give me my same medication. And I’m nowhere near these stupid people. It made no sense at all.

‘There was a week period where they were nice to me, and I told them I don’t want to do the — They were nice to me, they said if I don’t want to do the new Vegas show, I don’t have to because I was getting really nervous…

‘It was like lifting literally 200 pounds off of me when they said I don’t have to do the show anymore, because it was really really hard on myself and it was too much. I couldn’t take it anymore…

‘So I remember telling my assistant, but y’know what I feel weird if I say no, I feel like they’re gonna come back and be mean to me or punish me or something. Three days later, after I said no to Vegas, my therapist sat me down in a room and said he had a million phone calls about how I was not cooperating in rehearsals, and I haven’t been taking my medication…

‘All this was false. He immediately, the next day, put me on lithium out of nowhere. He took me off my normal meds I’ve been on for five years. And lithium is a very, very strong and completely different medication compared to what I was used to.

‘You can go mentally impaired if you take too much, if you stay on it longer than five months. But he put me on that and I felt drunk. I really couldn’t even take up for myself. I couldn’t even have a conversation with my mom or dad really about anything…

‘I told him I was scared, and my doctor had me on six different nurses with this new medication, come to my home, stay with me to monitor me on this new medication, which I never wanted to be on to begin with…

‘There were six different nurses in my home and they wouldn’t let me get in my car to go anywhere for a month…

‘Not only did my family not do a goddamn thing, my dad was all for it. Anything that happened to me had to be approved by my dad. And my dad acted like he didn’t know that I was told I had to be tested over the Christmas holidays before they sent me away, when my kids went to home to Louisiana. He was the one who approved all of it. My whole family did nothing.

‘Over the two-week holiday, a lady came into my home for four hours a day, sat me down and did a psych test on me. It took forever. But I was I was told I had to. Then after, I got a phone call from my dad, basically saying I’d failed the test or whatever, whatever. “I’m sorry, Britney, you have to listen to your doctors…

‘They’re planning to send you to a small home in Beverly Hills to do a small rehab program that we’re going to make up for you. You’re going to pay $60,000 a month for this.” I cried on the phone for an hour and he loved every minute of it.

‘The control he had over someone as powerful as me — he loved the control to hurt his own daughter 100,000%. He loved it. I packed my bags and went to that place. I worked seven days a week, no days off, which in California, the only similar thing to this is called sex trafficking…

‘Making anyone work against their will, taking all their possessions away — credit card, cash, phone, passport — and placing them in a home where they work with the people who live with them. They all lived in the house with me, the nurses, the 24-7 security…

‘There was one chef that came there and cooked for me daily during the weekdays. They watched me change every day — naked – morning, noon and night. My body – I had no privacy door for my room. I gave eight vials (?) of blood a week…

‘If I didn’t do any of my meetings and work from eight to six at night, which is 10 hours a day, seven days a week, no days off, I wouldn’t be able to see my kids or my boyfriend. I never had a say in my schedule. They always told me I had to do this. And Ma’am, I will tell you, sitting in a chair 10 hours a day, seven days a week, it ain’t fun… and especially when you can’t walk out the front door…

‘And that’s why I’m telling you this again two years later, after I’ve lied and told the whole world “I’m OK and I’m happy.” It’s a lie. I thought I just maybe if I said that enough maybe I might become happy, because I’ve been in denial…

‘I’ve been in shock. I am traumatized. You know, fake it till you make it. But now I’m telling you the truth, OK? I’m not happy. I can’t sleep. I’m so angry it’s insane. And I’m depressed. I cry every day…

‘And the reason I’m telling you this is because I don’t think how the state of California can have all this written in the court documents from the time I showed up and do absolutely nothing — just hire, with my money, another person and keep my dad on board…

‘Ma’am, my dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship and my management who played a huge role in punishing me when I said no — ma’am, they should be in jail. Their cruel tactics working for Miley Cyrus as she smokes on joints onstage at the VMAs — nothing is ever done to this generation for doing wrong things…

‘But my precious body, who has worked for my dad for the past f**king 13 years, trying to be so good and pretty. So perfect…

‘When he works me so hard. When I do everything I’m told and the state of California allowed my father — ignorant father — to take his own daughter, who only has a role with me if I work with him, they’ve set back the whole course and allowed him to do that to me…

‘That’s given these people I’ve worked for way too much control. They also threaten me and said, If I don’t go, then I have to go to court. And it will be more embarrassing to me if the judge publicly makes the evidence we have…

‘You have to go. I was advised for my image, I need to go ahead [to rehab] and just go and get it over with. They said that to me. I don’t even drink alcohol — I should drink alcohol, considering what they put my heart through…

‘Also the Bridges facility they sent me to, none of the kids — I was doing this program for four months, so the last two months I went to a Bridges facility. None of the kids there did the program…

‘They never showed up for any of them. You didn’t have to do anything if you didn’t want to. How come they always made me go? How come I was always threatened by my dad and anybody that participated in this conservatorship? If I don’t do this, what they tell me to enslave me to do, they’re gonna punish me…

‘The last time I spoke to you by just keeping the conservatorship going, and also keeping my dad in the loop, made me feel like I was dead — like I didn’t matter, like nothing had been done to me, like you thought I was lying or something. I’m telling you again, because I’m not lying…

‘I want to feel heard. And I’m telling you this again, so maybe you can understand the depth and the degree and the damage that they did to me back then.

‘I want changes, and I want changes going forward. I deserve changes. I was told I have to sit down and be evaluated, again, if I want to end the conservatorship.

‘Ma’am, I didn’t know I could petition the conservatorship to end it. I’m sorry for my ignorance, but I honestly didn’t know that. But honestly, but I don’t think I owe anyone to be evaluated.

‘I’ve done more than enough. I don’t feel like I should even be in room with anyone to offend me by trying to question my capacity of intelligence, whether I need to be in this stupid conservatorship or not. I’ve done more than enough.

‘I don’t owe these people anything — especially me, the one that has roofed and fed tons of people on tour on the road. It’s embarrassing and demoralizing what I’ve been through.

‘And that’s the main reason I’ve never said it openly. And mainly, I didn’t want to say it openly, because I honestly don’t think anyone would believe me. To be honest with you, the Paris Hilton story on what they did to her to that that school, I didn’t believe any of it. I’m sorry. I’m an outsider, and I’ll just be honest. I didn’t believe it.

‘And maybe I’m wrong, and that’s why I didn’t want to say any of this to anybody, to the public, because I thought people would make fun of me or laugh at me and say, “She’s lying, she’s got everything, she’s Britney Spears.”

‘I’m not lying. I just want my life back. And it’s been 13 years. And it’s enough. It’s been a long time since I’ve owned my money. And it’s my wish and my dream for all of this to end without being tested…

‘Again, it makes no sense whatsoever for the state of California to sit back and literally watch me with their own two eyes, make a living for so many people, and pay so many people, trucks and buses on the road with me and be told, I’m not good enough. But I’m great at what I do. And I allow these people to control what I do, ma’am. And it’s enough. It makes no sense at all.

‘Now, going forward, I’m not willing to meet or see anyone. I’ve met with enough people against my will. I’m done. All I want is to own my money, for this to end, and my boyfriend to drive me in his f*king car.

‘And I would honestly like to sue my family, to be totally honest with you. I also would like to be able to share my story with the world, and what they did to me, instead of it being a hush-hush secret to benefit all of them.

‘I want to be able to be heard on what they did to me by making me keep this in for so long, it is not good for my heart. I’ve been so angry and I cry every day. It concerns me, I’m told I’m not allowed to expose the people who did this to me.

‘For my sanity, I need you to the judge to approve me to do an interview where I can be heard on what they did to me. And actually, I have the right to use my voice and take up for myself. My attorney says I can’t…

‘It’s not good. I can’t let the public know anything they did to me and by not saying anything, is saying it’s OK.

‘It’s not OK. Actually, I don’t want an interview — I’d much rather just have an open call to you for the press to hear, which I didn’t know today we’re doing, so thank you. Instead of having an interview, honestly, I need that to get it off my heart, the anger and all of it that’s been happening.

‘It’s not fair they’re telling me lies about me openly. Even my family, they do interviews to anyone they want on news stations. My own family doing interviews, and talking about the situation and making me feel so stupid. And I can’t say one thing. And my own people say I can’t say anything.

‘It’s been two years. I want a recorded call to you actually, we’re doing this now — which I didn’t know that we’re doing this. My lawyer, Sam (Ingham), has been very scared for me to go forward because he’s saying if I speak up, I’m being overworked in that facility of that rehab place, that rehab place will sue me. He told me I should keep it to myself.

‘I would personally like to — actually, I’ve grown with a personal relationship with Sam, my lawyer, I’ve been talking to him like three times a week now, we’ve kind of built a relationship but I haven’t really had the opportunity by my own self to actually handpick my own lawyer by myself. And I would like to be able to do that.

‘The main reason why I’m here is because I want to end the conservatorship without having to be evaluated. I’ve done a lot of research, ma’am. And there’s a lot of judges who do end conservatorships for people without them having to be evaluated all the time. The only times they don’t is if a concerned family member says something’s wrong with this person.

‘And considering my family has lived off my conservatorship for 13 years, I won’t be surprised if one of them has something to say going forward, and say, “We don’t think this should end, we have to help her.” Especially if I get my fair turn exposing what they did to me.

‘Also I want to speak to you about my obligations, which, I personally don’t think at the very moment I owe anybody anything. I have three meetings a week I have to attend no matter what. I just don’t like feeling like I work for the people whom I pay. I don’t like being told I have to, no matter what, even if I’m sick. Jodi the conservator says I have to see my Coach Ken even when I’m sick…

‘I would like to do one meeting a week with a therapist. I’ve never before, even before they sent me to that place, had two therapy sessions. I had a doctor and then a therapy person. What I’ve been forced to do illegal in my life. I shouldn’t be told I have to be available three times a week to these people I don’t know.

‘I’m talking to you today because I feel again, yes, even [acting conservator] Jodi [Montgomery] is starting to kind of take it too far with me. They have me going to therapy twice a week and a psychiatrist.

‘I’ve never in the past – wait, they had me going, yeah, twice a week and Dr. Gold, so that’s three times a week. I’ve never in the past had to see a therapist more than once a week. It takes too much out of me going to this man I don’t know.

‘Number one, I’m scared of people. I don’t trust people with what I’ve been through. And the clever setup of being in Westlake, one of the most exposed places in Westlake, which, yesterday, paparazzi showed me coming out of the place literally crying in therapy.

‘It’s embarrassing, and it’s demoralizing. I deserve privacy when I go and have therapy, either at my home, like I’ve done for eight years. They’ve always come to my home. Or when Dr. Benson — the man that died — I went to a place similar to what I went to in Westlake which was very exposed and really bad.

‘Okay, so where was I? It was like, it was identical to Dr. Benson, who illegally, yes 100% abused me by the treatment he gave me, to be totally honest with you, I was so —

JUDGE PENNY: ‘Ms. Spears, excuse me for interrupting you, but my reporter says if you could just slow it down a little bit, because she’s trying to make sure she gets everything that you’re saying…

BRITNEY: ‘OK, cool… And to be totally honest with you, when [Dr. Benson] passed away, I got on my knees and thanked God. In other words, my team is pushing it with me again…

‘I have trapped phobias being in small rooms because of the trauma, locking me up for four months in that place. It’s not okay for them to send me — sorry, I’m going fast — to that small room like that twice a week with another new therapist that I pay that I never even approved. I don’t like it. I don’t want to do that. And I haven’t done anything wrong to deserve this treatment…

‘It’s not okay to force me to do anything I don’t want to do. By law, Jodi and this so-called team should honestly – I should be able to sue them for threatening me and saying if I don’t go and do these meetings twice a week, we can’t let you have your money and go to Maui on your vacations…

‘You have to do what you’re told for this program and then you will be able to go. But it was a very clever thing, one of the most exposed places in Westlake, knowing I have the hot topic of the conservatorship, that over five paparazzis are going to show up and get me crying coming out of that place. I begged them to make sure that they did this at my home, so I would have privacy. I deserve privacy…

‘The conservatorship, from the beginning, once you see someone, whoever it is, in the conservatorship making money, making them money, and myself money and working – that whole statement right there, the conservatorship should end…

‘I shouldn’t be in a conservatorship if I can work and provide money and work for myself and pay other people — it makes no sense. The laws need to change. What state allows people to own another person’s money and account and threaten them and saying, “You can’t spend your money unless you do what we want you to do.” And I’m paying them…

‘Ma’am, I’ve worked since I was 17 years old. You have to understand how thin that is for me every morning I get up to know I can’t go somewhere unless I meet people I don’t know every week in a office identical to the one where the therapist was very abusive to me…

‘I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive, and that we can sit here all day and say oh, conservatorships are here to help people. But ma’am, there is a thousand conservatorships that are abusive as well…

‘I don’t feel like I can live a full life. I don’t owe them to go see a man I don’t know and share him my problems. I don’t even believe in therapy. I always think you take it to God. I want to end the conservatorship without being evaluated. In the meantime, I want this therapist once a week…

‘I just want him to come to my home. I’m not willing to go to Westlake and be embarrassed by all these scummy paparazzi laughing at my face while I’m crying, coming out and taking my pictures as all these white nice dinners, where people drinking wine at restaurants, watching these places. They set me up by sending me to the most exposed places, and I told them I didn’t want to go there because I knew paparazzi would show up there…

‘They only gave me two options for therapists. And I’m not sure how you make your decisions, ma’am. But this is the only chance for me to talk to you for a while. I need your help, so if you can just kind of let me know where your head is. I don’t really honestly know what to say but my requests are just to end the conservatorship without being evaluated. I want to petition basically to end the conservatorship. But I don’t want to be evaluated, and be sat in a room with people four hours a day, like they did me before. And they made it even worse for me after that happened…

‘I’m honestly new with this. And I’m doing research on all these things. I do know common sense and the method that things can end – for people, it has ended without them being evaluated. So I just want you to take that in consideration…

‘It also took a year, during COVID, to get me any self-care methods. She said there were no services available. She’s lying, ma’am. My mom went to the spot twice in Louisiana during COVID. For a year, I didn’t have my nails done — no hairstyling and no massages, no acupuncture. Nothing for a year. I saw the maids in my home each week with their nails done different each time. She made me feel like my dad does. Very similar, her behavior and my dad, but just a different dynamic…

‘Team wants me to work and stay home instead of having longer vacations. They are used to me sort of doing a weekly routine for them. And I’m over it. I don’t feel like I owe them anything at this point. They need to be reminded they actually work for me…

‘I was supposed to be able to — I have a friend that I used to do AA meetings with. I did AA for two years. I did three meetings a week. I’ve met a bunch of women there. And I’m not able to see my friends that live eight minutes away from me, which I find extremely strange…

‘I feel like they’re making me feel like I live in a rehab program. This is my home. I’d like for my boyfriend to be able to drive me in his car. And I want to meet with a therapist once a week, not twice a week. And I want him to come to my home. Because I actually know I do need a little therapy. (Laughing.)

‘I would like to progressively move forward and I want to have the real deal, I want to be able to get married and have a baby. I was told right now in the conservatorship, I’m not able to get married or have a baby, I have a (IUD) inside of myself right now so I don’t get pregnant. I wanted to take the (IUD) out so I could start trying to have another baby. But this so-called team won’t let me go to the doctor to take it out because they don’t want me to have children – any more children. So basically, this conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good…

‘I deserve to have a life. I’ve worked my whole life. I deserve to have a two to three year break and just, you know, do what I want to do. But I do feel like there is a crutch here…

‘And I feel open and I’m okay to talk to you today about it. But I wish I could stay with you on the phone forever, because when I get off the phone with you, all of a sudden all I hear all these no’s — no, no, no. And then all of a sudden I get I feel ganged up on and I feel bullied and I feel left out and alone. And I’m tired of feeling alone…

‘I deserve to have the same rights as anybody does, by having a child, a family, any of those things, and more so. And that’s all I wanted to say to you. And thank you so much for letting me speak to you today.’

JUDGE PENNY: ‘Ms. Spears, you’re quite welcome. And also, I just want to tell you that I certainly am sensitive to everything that you said and how you’re feeling and I know that it took a lot of courage for you to say everything you have to say today, and I want to let you know that the court does appreciate your coming on the line and sharing how you’re feeling.’