Britney Spears “called 911 to report herself as a victim of conservatorship abuse” hours before her explosive court hearing, reports claim.
The hitmaker, 39, appeared remotely at Los Angeles’ Court last week to speak directly to Superior Judge Brenda Penny about her life under the restrictions of the conservatorship.
The responsibility for her finances, and other areas of her life, lie with her dad after her mental health breakdown in 2007 under the legal arrangement.
The singer made several bombshell claims – that included that she’s unable to get married and have more children as she’s been put on contraception by her ‘team’ and that she was forced to take a strong mood stabilising drug.
After the hearing, the judge ruled that Jamie will remain the I’m a Slave 4 U singer’s conservator and that she will not be freed from the legal order.
And now, reports claim that the star called law enforcement in Ventura County, California “to report herself as a victim of conservatorship abuse” just hours before speaking out via web link in court on June 23.
The emergency service call was sealed due to the ongoing investigation, though emergency calls in California are generally available to the public.
The New Yorker reports that a person close to Britney, and law enforcement in Ventura County, California (where she currently lives) confirmed the call took place.
The source also told the publication that Britney’s team began texting one another follow as they were “worried what Spears might say the next day and discussed how to prepare in the event that she went rogue.”
Last week, during her testimony, Britney claimed she had zero privacy.
Her voice cracked with emotion as she said she was not allowed to have a door on her bedroom and was forced to get changed in front of her minders.
She explained she was forced to take part in an unofficial rehab program in a house in Beverly Hills that was filled with nurses and security guards.
Britney claimed she was forced to work seven days a week with no time off, and even compared her ordeal to sex trafficking.
She claimed all her rights were stripped away and she was punished by not being allowed to see her two sons if she ever said no to work.
During the hearing, Britney also claimed that she was forced to go on Lithium – a strong mood stabilising drug – after she asked not to go ahead with her second Las Vegas residency.
Fans have long speculated about the reason why Britney has never publicly spoken out about her conservatorship.
Some suggested she’d been silenced by her conservators, while others thought she was happy to be a part of it.
However, Britney has debunked the myths by revealed she actually felt “embarrassed” by what was happening to her and thought no one would believe her story.
She told the court: “It’s embarrassing and demoralising what I’ve been through.
“And that’s the main reason I’ve never said it openly. And mainly I didn’t want to say it openly because I honestly don’t think anyone would believe me.”
After the hearing, Britney’s dad Jamie addressed her claims in a short statement through his lawyer Vivian Thoreen, saying: “He is sorry to see his daughter suffering and in so much pain. Mr Spears loves his daughter very much.
In court documents filed as part of the conservatorship battle last year, Thoreen stated: “For over 12 years, Mr Spears has more than capably and dutifully served as the conservator of his daughter’s estate, always doing what he believed was in his daughter’s best interest.
“Mr Spears has performed his job well. This is a fact. He has taken the estate from being in debt and facing tens of millions of dollars of lawsuits, to a current value of well over $60 million.
“Mr Spears did this all while also serving as conservator of the person [Britney]….and working diligently with a team of professionals to restore [Britney] to good health and revive her career as best as possible under the circumstances.”
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