Britney was ‘very nervous’ about speaking in court but wants ‘big changes’ made in her life
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As the world reacts to Britney Spears speaking out about her conservatorship battle, a source close to the star has revealed that the Piece of Me singer "wants big changes" to the court order she's been under for 13 years.
Currently, the star's dad Jamie Spears controls the pop princess, having power of attorney over of his 39-year-old daughter's personal and financial decisions.
But on June 23, the mum-of-two opened up and revealed her desire to be free of her conservatorship in an emotional testimony to Judge Brenda Penny during a hearing in a Los Angeles court.
In the heartbreaking speech, Britney confessed: "I've lied and told the whole world I'm OK and I'm happy. It's a lie. I've been in denial. I've been in shock. I am traumatised. Fake it 'til you make it, but now I'm telling you the truth, OK? I'm not happy. I can't sleep. I'm depressed. I cry every day."
The pop star is desperate for her freedom
Speaking to PEOPLE magazine, an insider close to the family said: "It's a complicated and complex situation.
"There are clear issues with the conservatorship. It's in place to protect Britney. Yet so many things that Britney is unhappy about are valid. She should definitely have more freedom. This is her life."
The pop princess had previously spoken directly to a judge in May 2019, but the star did not feel "she was heard on any level" during her past testimonial that was closed to the public.
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Speaking earlier this month for 23 minutes, the singer was desperate for changes to be made.
In audio that was made public, the 39-year-old is heard saying: "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.
She continued: "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."
The star, who is currently on holiday, pleaded for her freedom during a recent court appearance
Earlier this year, her father's lawyer Vivian L. Thoreen told ABC News that Jamie was actually responsible for saving his daughter's life and alleged he had helped the pop icon earn millions over the past decade after her fortune was reportedly dwindling after her issues.
"Jamie saved Britney's life,' the attorney said at the time.
"He has collaborated with her to help her regain custody of her children. He has brought her finances back from disaster. And he's created a safe environment for her to live her life the way she wants."