Last month, fans and celebrities alike, including Miley Cyrus, used the #FreeBritney hashtag when it was believed that singer Britney Spears was being held in a mental health facility against her will because of her father, who has the legal authority to make decisions about the singer’s life due o his conservator status over her.
TMZ reported on May 13 that Britney has joined the social media movement to free her from her conservatorship, telling the judge in court May 10 as much as she possibly could.
Sources tell TMZ that Britney is now telling the judge her father, Jamie Spears, committed her to a mental health facility a month ago against her will and forced her to take drugs. The lawyer for Britney’s mother, Lynne Spears, echoed the allegation. The judge reportedly ordered an expert to conduct an evaluation, and there will be no change in the conservatorship until that happens.
The 37-year-old posted on Instagram on April 23 following the #FreeBritney movement, telling followers “I wanted to say hi, because things that are being said have just gotten out of control!!! Wow!!! My situation is unique, but I promise I’m doing what’s best at this moment. You may not know this about me, but I am strong, and stand up for what I want! Your love and dedication is amazing, but what I need right now is a little bit of privacy to deal with all the hard things that life is throwing my way. If you could do that, I would be forever grateful. Love you.”
Britney asked the judge for certain adjustments but didn’t get them. Sources told TMZ she would like to end the conservatorship, which has been operating for over 11 years.
Earlier this year, Britney spent 30 days at an LA mental health facility and had stopped taking the drugs that kept her stable after they stopped working. Doctors still had been unable to find the right combination. TMZ reported Jamie Spears does not have the power under the conservatorship to commit Britney against her will or ply her with drugs against her will.