'I just want my life back': Britney Spears begs for conservatorship to end after it is claimed dad 'threatened to take away her kids' in explosive trailer for Netflix documentary Britney vs. Spears
'I just want my life back,' she told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny earlier this year during a phoned-in testimony. 'I've worked my whole life. I don't owe these people anything.'
Britney has been under a court order for 13 years where her dad has held the power over all of her personal and financial decisions following her multiple involuntary holds in psychiatric hospitals.
'Britney told her lawyer that her father threatened to take away her kids,' according to The Sun, with the new doc set for release on Tuesday, Sept. 28, the day before her next big court date where she will battle against her father, Jamie, to end the conservatorship.
The last time Spears spoke directly to the judge was in May 2019, but the court was closed to the public and her testimony was sealed, and details of her mental health have never been disclosed.
Directed by filmmaker Erin Lee Carr, the project has reportedly been in the works for more than one year.
'I deserve to have the same rights as anybody does,' her recording echoed in the background of clips through the years. 'It's been 13 years and it's enough.'
'Britney never had one person she could trust,' Adnan Ghalib said in an interview. 'Not Mom, not Dad.'
One expert weighed in: 'Britney had a fear that her family would barge in and take everything.'
She began dating Adnan, a photographer, during the height of her mental health issues in 2007, a relationship that only lasted one year until she filed a restraining order against him.
Carr and journalist Jenny Eliscu read through legal documents to piece together Britney's story and her fight to regain control of her life.
'Someone very close to the conservatorship leaked me this confidential report,' a woman echoed while scouring through a digital file.
'What was going on inside the conservatorship and why was she still in one if she was "okay,"' another voice asked.
'The world knows Britney Spears: performer, artist, icon. But in the last few years, her name has been publicly tied to another, more mysterious term: conservatorship,' the Netflix synopsis said.
'Britney vs Spears tells the explosive story of Britney’s life and her public and private search for freedom. Featuring years-long investigative work, exclusive interviews and new documents, this Netflix feature film paints a thorough portrait of the pop star’s trajectory from girl next door to a woman trapped by fame and family and her own legal status. It shows Britney’s life without utilizing the traumatic images that have previously defined her.'
Since her shocking testimony, Britney's court-appointed attorney, Samuel Ingham, resigned after failing to file paperwork to end the conservatorship.
And just the day before, Britney's longtime manager, Larry Rudolph, resigned saying he was no longer needed.
Her new attorney, Mathew S. Rosengart, filed documents Wednesday to end the conservatorship without a psychiatric evaluation and put a plan in place to 'completely and inevitably' end the legal arrangement this fall.