Pop’s Princess Reigns Free

Cayetana Jaramillo, Opinion Editor

On Nov. 12, the Los Angeles County Superior Court terminated pop-star Britney Spears’ 13-year long conservatorship. Spears testified five months earlier against the abusive conservatorship and the court suspended her father, Jamie Spears, as conservator. Following the judge’s ruling, the pop star now controls all personal and real estate legal holdings. 

In early 2008, Mr. Spears petitioned the court for complete authority over his daughter’s life, finances and property. He argued that her mental health struggles and child custody battle prohibited her from maintaining adequate control overself and her finances. The temporary conservatorship quickly became permanent. 

The conservatorship controlled every aspect of Ms. Spears life: medical care, relationships, real estate, birth control and even the color of her kitchen cabinets. She made her first public comments on the abusive authority of the conservatorship over the summer. Pop star turned social movement; Ms. Spears’ situation gained heavy traction on social media through the #FreeBritney movement. The public quickly sided with the pop princess’ case and took to the streets urging the courts to free Ms. Spears from her fathers control. 

Although the judge ruled to end the conservatorship, several expenses billed to Ms. Spears’ estate and legal fees remain unresolved. Yet, our pop princess is now free to make complete decisions over her health, finance and personal life.