Britney Spears has described the termination of a legal arrangement that controlled many aspects of her life for 13 years as “the best day ever”.
“I think I’m gonna cry,” she told her 35 million Instagram followers.
A judge in Los Angeles on Friday ended the conservatorship set up by the 39-year-old singer’s father in 2008 with immediate effect.
Her father Jamie earlier said it was “necessary”, but agreed it was time for her “to re-take control of her life”.
Addressing the crowd outside the court, Spears’ lawyer Mathew Rosengart praised the singer’s “courage” throughout the court hearings.
He said he was proud that she had “shined a light on conservatorships from California to New York”, and that as a result of her testimony, new legislation had been passed “to try to ensure that conservatorships like this… do not happen again”.
Friends were also jubilant following the decision. Celebrity and businesswoman Paris Hilton wrote on Twitter the “moment is so long overdue”, adding: “Your best days are yet to come!”
On Monday, the Baby One More Time and Toxic singer wrote on Instagram that she hadn’t “prayed for something more in my life”.
In a court appearance in June, the star asked the judge to end the “abusive” arrangement and said she was “traumatised”.
Addressing the court remotely, she said she had been drugged, forced to perform against her will and prevented from getting married and having more children.
Her testimony led her father to agree to step aside.
A conservatorship is used for people who cannot make their own decisions and was put in place because of concerns about her mental health.
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