The singer’s ex Justin Timberlake is among the celebs to publicly back the pop icon after she told an LA judge that she “deserves” to be freed from the legal arrangement that has controlled her life for 13 years.
Pop star Halsey said she “admires” Spears’s courage for speaking out, writing: “Bless Britney and I hope with my whole heart she is awarded freedom from this abusive system. She deserves it more than anything. I admire her courage speaking up for herself today.
“Additionally, f*** anyone who thinks they have the authority as an institution or individual to control a person’s reproductive health. #FreeBritney.”
Bless Britney and I hope with my whole heart she is awarded freedom from this abusive system. She deserves it more… https://t.co/YWXnhM9WKE
Spears’s finances and personal affairs have been controlled by the conservatorship since 2008 when she suffered a series of mental breakdowns.
Last year the singer said she was “afraid” of her father Jamie, 68, who is largely in charge of the arrangement. She insisted would not return to the stage while he managed her estimated £43 million estate.
During her highly awaited court appearance, Spears told judge Brenda Penny she wants the conservatorship ended without a further medical assessment.
The 39-year-old said the law should be changed and she should not be under a conservatorship while she is able to work and provide for herself.
Penny said on Wednesday that a decision on ending the agreement could not be taken until a request is formally lodged with the court.
Samuel Ingham, Spears’s lawyer, said he will discuss the next steps with the star.