- The New Yorker on Saturday published a lengthy report on Britney Spears’ conservatorship.
- The report said Spears called 911 to report herself as a victim of conservatorship abuse.
- The star spoke publicly for the first time this week to request her 13-year conservatorship be discontinued.
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Britney Spears reportedly called authorities the night before her bombshell conservatorship hearing.
New details surrounding Britney Spears and her ongoing conservatorship were revealed on Saturday in a report by The New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow and Jia Tolentino.
On June 23, Spears appeared before a Los Angeles judge to publicly speak out against the 13-year conservatorship that left her “traumatized.” She asked the judge to end her “abusive” arrangement initially set up in 2008.
But the night before the hearing, Spears called 911 to report herself as a victim of conservatorship abuse, a source familiar with Spears and Ventura County law enforcement told The New Yorker.
The report noted that emergency calls in the state of California “are generally accessible to the public, but the county, citing an ongoing investigation, sealed the records of Spears’s call.”
Farrow and Tolentino reported that members of Spears’ team became “nervous” about what the 39-year-old might say during the hearing and began “frantically” texting each other to discuss how to prepare if Spears went “rogue.”
Spears made several surprising statements during her hearing, like that her conservators – including her father, Jamie Spears – would not let her remove her IUD.
“It’s my wish and my dream for all of this to end,” Spears said of the conservatorship during her testimony. “I just want my life back. The conservatorship should end. I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive.”
She added: “The people who did this shouldn’t be able to walk away.”
Jamie Spears has denied having any involvement in his daughter’s “personal affairs.”
However, a judge did approve the request of the independent financial firm acting as conservator of Spears’ estate to withdraw from the arrangement.
“As a result of the Conservatee’s testimony at the June 23 hearing, however, Petitioner has become aware that the conservatee objects to the continuance of her conservatorship and desires to terminate the conservatorship. Petitioner has heard the conservatee and respects her wishes,” the court filing viewed by Insider said.