Britney Spears is officially celebrating, after it was ruled that her conservatorship has been terminated after 13 years.
During a court hearing in Los Angeles Superior on Friday, Judge Brenda Penny made the historic ruling which delighted fans who have actively been campaigning for the singer’s freedom through the #FreeBritney movement.
Reacting to the news shortly after the decision, the Toxic hitmaker shared a video of fans outside the courthouse cheering and setting off confetti cannons.
She wrote: ‘Good God I love my fans so much it’s crazy!!! I think I’m gonna cry the rest of the day !!!! Best day ever … praise the Lord … can I get an Amen???? #FreedBritney.’
Britney added on Instagram: ‘I can’t freaking believe it !!!! Again … best day ever !!!!’
The star’s fiance Sam Asghari shared an image on Instagram of the word ‘Freedom.’
He wrote in the caption: ‘History was made today. Britney is Free! ❤️’.
The historic decision comes after the iconic singer has spent the past few years fighting to change the court-appointed conservatorship, which was put in place in 2008 following her mental health breakdown.
The conservatorship of Britney’s estate and of her person have both been terminated with some minor exceptions.
The judge ended the conservatorship without requiring any further mental evaluation.
Judge Penny, who listened to 30 minutes of testimony before delivering the decision, specified that an accountant serving as a temporary conservator should retain some powers – but the legal arrangement is ‘effective today… thereby terminated’.
Speaking after the monumental hearing, Britney’s lawyer Mathew Rosengart said: ‘What’s next for Britney, and this is the first time this could be said for about a decade, is up to one person: Britney.’
He added: ‘I’m so proud of her. I thank her for her courage and poise and power. She helped shine a light on conservatorships and guardianships from coast to coast.’
For the past 13 years, the singer’s father Jamie had managed Britney’s wellbeing and financial affairs along with a bank, but demands to change that peaked after the mother-of-two recently told a court that the conservatorship is ‘abusive’.
The 39-year-old’s damning testimony left the world speechless as the Lucky singer passionately urged a judge to have her conservatorship removed completely.
Among her claims, she alleged that she was blocked from having another child by being made to keep an IUD in her body, and was not even allowed to be driven in a car by her fiancé Sam Asghari.
Hopes for the Toxic hitmaker’s freedom ramped up in September after her legal team scored a significant victory resulting in her father being suspended from his role overseeing her money.
Jamie, 69, went on to call for the conservatorship’s immediate termination.
Judge Penny’s ruling on Friday means the pop superstar can start to regain control of her personal life and finances as official measures are taken to end the complex legal arrangement she has been under since she was 27.
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