Britney Spears says her family 'should all be in jail' for how they treated her during 13-year conservatorship

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  • Britney Spears posted a video on Instagram to answer fan questions about her conservatorship.

  • She said her family should be held accountable, and also thanked her #FreeBritney supporters.

  • Spears was freed from the conservatorship — which was maintained by her father — last week in court.

Britney Spears said her family "should all be in jail" for their involvement in her 13-year conservatorship.

In a recent Instagram post in which Spears answered fan questions in a video, she criticized her family — even her "church going mother" — for allowing her to remain in the strict conservatorship maintained by her father, Jaime Spears.

"I do know how embarrassing is to share the fact I've never seen cash or wasn't able to drive my car …." Spears said on Instagram.

"But honestly it still blows my mind every day I wake up how my family and the conservatorship were able to do what they did to me … it was demoralizing and degrading !!!!"

She continued: "I'm not even mentioning all the bad things they did to me which they should all be in jail for … yes including my church going mother !!!!"

Spears added that she is used to "keeping the peace" for her family and "keeping my mouth shut."

"But not this time …" she said. "I have NOT FORGOTTEN and I hope they can look up tonight and know EXACTLY WHAT I MEAN !!!!"

Spears was freed from the conservatorship last week when a judge granted her the termination she had long requested. The conservatorship — a legal framework that took control of Spears' personal and financial decisions out of her hands — was enacted by her father Jamie Spears in 2008. He filed a request to end the conservatorship about a week after Spears' new lawyer told him to turn over 13 years worth of documents related to how the conservatorship had been managed.

Earlier this year, Britney gave a public testimony that detailed her personal experience living under the conservatorship. She called the legal guardianship "abusive," and said her father "loved" having control over her as one of the coconservators.

Spears' mother, Lynne, didn't have a formal role in the conservatorship until 2019, when she hired a law firm to get involved with her daughter's ongoing case during a "time of crisis." Lynne's lawyers have said in court filings that she presented them with a "very disturbing story" about how Spears was placed under "unreasonable restrictions" and given medical treatments that may not have been warranted.

Lynne Spears has since requested that Spears' estate pay for her legal fees, filing a court petition which says the goal of her legal team was to "help Britney achieve independence from her conservator father."

In her new Instagram post, Spears said she is grateful to be independent and to "feel like a woman" again.

She said she plans to turn her efforts into supporting people with disabilities in conservatorships, and she thanked the #FreeBritney movement for saving her life in the video.

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