Britney Spears called 911 night before conservatorship testimony

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  • Britney Spears made a call to 911 the night before her testimony to report herself as a victim of conservatorship abuse.
  • During the 23 June hearing she revealed many details about the 14-year-long conservatorship, including that she was hospitalised and put on lithium.
  • Though an attorney for the conservatorship reportedly wanted the testimony to be sealed, the singer told the court: "They should listen and hear what I have to say."

The night before Britney Spears spoke of her "abusive" conservatorship in court on 23 June, she made a call to 911.

According to The New Yorker, the singer reported herself as a victim of conservatorship abuse during the call. Though emergency calls in California are generally accessible to the public, hers was sealed due to the ongoing investigation surrounding her estate.

The publication reports that members of Britney's team began texting "frantically", worried about what she may say in court. And though an attorney for the conservatorship asked that Britney's testimony be sealed as well, she said: "Somebody's done a good job at exploiting my life. I feel like it should be an open-court hearing—they should listen and hear what I have to say."

The singer's explosive testimony mobilised the #FreeBritney movement once more as she spoke candidly of being hospitalised, put on lithium and not being able to have more children at the hands of her conservators amid her 14-year legal battle.

Since then, the singer's father, Jamie Spears, who has in large part been in charge of her estate and Britney has since asked that he be removed from it, has asked for an investigation into the allegations. He said he is "greatly saddened to hear of his daughter's difficulties and suffering" and denied involvement in her "personal care or medical or reproductive issues".

His statement came as Bessemer Trust, a wealth management firm that had been tapped as co-conservator of Britney Spears' estate along with Jamie, on Thursday asked a Los Angeles court to withdraw from the case after the pop superstar's testimony that she opposed the arrangement. If granted, this will once again leave Jamie as sole conservator of the singer's estate.  

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