A Los Angeles judge ended the guardianship that has controlled the life and money of pop singer Britney Spears. for almost 14 years.
“From today (…) the guardianship of the person and estate of Britney Spears is terminated. And this is the order of the court ”, sentenced Judge Brenda Penny.
The decision ended with a five-month odyssey in which Spears publicly demanded an end to the guardianship, hired her own attorney, removed her father’s power over her, and finally gained the freedom to make her own medical, financial, and personal decisions. for the first time since 2008.
Just over a month ago, the Los Angeles Superior Court had determined that her father would no longer be her legal guardian and declared temporary custody.
US media assure that the A key episode in the court decision was a speech that Spears delivered to a hearing last June, in which she starkly described the restrictions she lived through and the scrutiny that weighed on her life and defined them as “abusive.”
“I am so proud of her. I thank you for your courage, your stability and your strength ”, Spears’ attorney Matthew Rosengart said as he left court. “She helped reveal the nature of this type of guardianship from one end of the country to the other. “added.
The The 39-year-old singer had pleaded with the court to end the legal settlement that has governed her personal life and her $ 60 million estate since 2008. on previous occasions; This Friday, however, he did not attend the hearing that gathered thousands of fans who celebrated the judge’s decision.