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Free Britney: Britney Spears Shares Message To Fans After Court Testimony

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Free Britney: Britney Spears Shares Message To Fans After Court Testimony

Britney Spears has addressed the public for the first time since her groundbreaking speech in court on Wednesday.

During her court address, Britney gave a damning criticism of her father, management and all those currently in charge of her, and likened her conservatorship to "slave labour".

Now, she's apologised to fans for "pretending to be okay."

Taking to Instagram on Thursday, she shared a quote from Albert Einstein, which read: "If you want your children to be intelligent, read them more fairytales.

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"If you want them to be more intelligent read them more fairytales".

Britney shared this picture on Instagram (Credit: Instagram/ Britney Spears)
Britney shared this picture on Instagram (Credit: Instagram/ Britney Spears)

Alongside the picture, she wrote: "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 ...

"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 okay.

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"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...

"And if you have read anything about me in the news this week ... you obviously really know now it's not!!!!

"I apologise 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 their Instagram in a fun light!!!!

Britney speaks out to fans on Instagram (Credit: Instagram)
Britney speaks out to fans on Instagram (Credit: Instagram)
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"Believe it or not pretending that I'm ok has actually helped... so I decided to post this quote today because by golly if you're going through hell... 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...

"So I've decided to start reading more fairy tales (sic)".

It comes after Britney fans had been asking her if she was okay via Instagram for years, as the #FreeBritney movement took hold.

The star rarely addressed the cause, but regularly kept an upbeat persona online.

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Britney spoke out about the controversial conservatorship (Credit: Instagram)
Britney spoke out about the controversial conservatorship (Credit: Instagram)

Britney has been locked in her conservatorship since 2008 following admission into a psychiatric facility.

Her father, Jamie, has had total stewardship over the Britney's $60 million fortune, as well as having had the power to make medical decisions and business deals on her behalf. Jamie was then forced to split control with an attorney and a trust group in 2019.

In her statement on Wednesday, Britney told a very different story of her conservatorship from the smiles we see on Instagram, branding it "abusive", and expressing desires to "sue [her] family".

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She told a judge she had been forced to work against her will, made to attend three counselling sessions a week and banned from doing simple things like seeing certain friends and being driven around by her boyfriend.

Perhaps most damningly, Britney talked of how her conservatorship was controlling her body, too. She told the court she had an IUD fitted against her will, so she wasn't able to have another child, despite her wishes to.

 Britney Spears and Jamie Spears (Credit: Britney Spears/Instagram)
Britney Spears and Jamie Spears (Credit: Britney Spears/Instagram)

"I am not happy, I can't sleep. I'm so angry, it's insane. And I'm depressed," she said during the hearing.

"My dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship, including my management ... they should be in jail.

"I just want my life back. All I want is to own my money and for my boyfriend to be able to drive me in his car. I want to sue my family.

The mother-of-two added: "It's not okay to force me to do anything I don't want to. The conservatorship should end. I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive."

Jamie has since responded to Britney's new bombshell claims, telling the court that he "loves his daughter".

"He is sorry to see is daughter suffering and in so much pain," the statement read. "Mr Spears loves his daughter very much."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Topics: Celebrity News, Britney Spears

Joanna Freedman
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