Late yesterday afternoon, Britney Spears finally opened up about the legal conservatorship she was placed under in 2008, offering frank statements about the "abusive" control her father has had over her life for the past 13 years.
“I’ve been in denial. I’ve been in shock. I am traumatized,” Spears said. “I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive. I don’t feel like I can live a full life.”
In the singer's brutally honest speech (which can be read in its entirety here thanks to Entertainment Tonight), she revealed that restrictions have been placed on her personal and professional life, so much so that she can't even ride in her boyfriend's car or have a baby.
The court appearance follows increased public interest in Spears's legal conservatorship, which was explored in a recent Hulu documentary, Framing Britney Spears. The documentary dissected the legal decision and garnered more support for the fan-generated #FreeBritney movement, which aims to end the conservatorship.