A California judge’s ruling last week brought an end to the 13-year legal conservatorship under which pop star Britney Spears had been living.
In an Instagram post describing her experience, Spears asserted that her family belongs behind bars.
“I do know how embarrassing it is to share the fact I’ve never seen cash or wasn’t able to drive my car,” she declared.
“Demoralizing and degrading”
The singer went on to insist that she is still in a state of disbelief that her own “family and the conservatorship were able to do what they did” to her.
Spears recalled the years of strict oversight as both “demoralizing and degrading,” alleging that she had been mistreated by those closest to her.
“I’m not even mentioning all the bad things they did to me which they should all be in jail for,” she wrote, noting that the list of people responsible included her “churchgoing mother.”
Her post included a video in which she expressed gratitude for her recent freedom, stressing that 13 years is “a really long time to be in a situation you don’t want to be in.”
“You are just too young”
Now, Spears said she can look forward to experiencing some of the small joys that she has missed out on for much of her adult life.
“And being able to have the keys to my car, and being able to be independent, feel like a woman, and owning an ATM card, seeing cash for the first time, being able to buy candles,” she said. “It’s the little things for us women, but it makes a huge difference.”
As for her many fans who spread awareness of her situation, Spears credited them with saving her life. She went on to pledge that she will remain “an advocate for people with real disabilities and real illnesses,” expressing hope that her story “will make an impact and make some changes to the corrupt system.”
Spears is not alone and lodging some serious allegations against her parents. Younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears asserted in her memoir Things I Should Have Said that she was pushed to consider having an abortion in 2008.
“It will kill your career,” she reportedly recalled of the advice she received. “You are just too young. You don’t know what you’re doing.”