Britney Spears’ conservatorship should not have happened
While scrolling through the news, I came across an article from the New York Times that was about artist, Britney Spears and her father, Jamie Spears. Throughout the summer, Britney’s conservatorship case against her father has become really popular — therefore I had to look more into the case to see what it was all about.
According to the New York Times, Jamie Spears had been appointed conservator in 2008, soon after Britney was taken to the hospital for involuntary psychiatric evaluations and concerns regarding her mental health and potential substance abuse.
Britney Spears has been in this court-ordered permanent probate conservatorship that started with a petition from her father, Jamie Spears to control her finances and her person, says freebritney.net. Along with this, Britney needs permission from her conservators to leave her house or to spend any of her money that she worked for and deserved.
Yes, Britney worked hard for her money but must ask her conservators if she can spend her money, let alone leave her house. That is not freedom, people. And I don’t understand why Jamie Spears would think it is ever okay to take over Britney’s life. That’s thirteen years of her life down the drain, and it is surely unfortunate for Britney and those who love her.
New York Times says that Britney was restricted in ways that included, “Everything from whom she dated to the color of her kitchen cabinets.” Britney is now 39 years old. Her conservatorship started when she was around 26 or 27 years old. How sad.
According to New York Times, Britney had told investigators that she was “very angry,” about the way her life was being run with security always with her, weekly drug tests and having her security and assistant hold her credit cards.
No matter how old you are, you should not have to have a conservatorship. Britney’s conservatorship is unfair and she should not have to go through this, in fact — no one should go through this.
If Britney could not handle her finances, she should have been guided on managing them. Whether it was by having financial advisors helping her, going to classes or having someone outside of her team that could look into her finances, explain to her where she was at with her finances and how to guide, direct and make good financial decisions. Britney is not going to learn how to manage her finances if her father oversees it all.
Let alone, New York Times says that Jamie Spears was receiving $16,000 a month, plus $2,000 a month for office space rent; on top of that was Jamie’s salary from Britney’s income. No matter what Jamie and Britney’s relationship was like, I believe that Jamie Spears was taking advantage of his daughter’s fame and money.
Britney Spears said that her conservatorship “comes with a lot of fear,” according to The New York Times. And I am sure it did come with a lot of fear. I cannot imagine being watched every second of the day, getting in trouble or frowned upon for spending money or even doing what you want.
I can’t imagine being a 39-year-old and having to ask my dad if I can go hangout with friends. Let alone if I was a millionaire, making money and having a decently successful career. No one should have to go through this trouble.
I believe that instead of Britney’s father, Jamie Spears setting up a conservator of her estate, he should have been a decent father who checked in on his daughter frequently, offered her counselors or ways to improve mental health and guided her on being a good mom and a decent human. No dad should be in ‘control’ of their daughter’s life, rather he should be guiding her and should be proud of all the accomplishments she has had.
Jamie Spears should have guided or gotten Britney help that included financial advisors or professionals that can help with celebrity net worth and estate, along with mental health resources and counseling not a conservatorship. If Jamie Spears guided his daughter, rather than creating a conservatorship I’m sure everyone in Britney Spears life would be happier and better off.
And finally, #FreeBritney.