American pop star, Britney Spears, has vowed to sue her father for ‘abuse’ after finally being freed from a 13-year conservatorship.
Meanwhile, a conservatorship is a court proceeding at which a probate judge appoints a person to assume legal responsibility over someone, usually a close relative, who lacks the ability to manage their personal and financial affairs, according to the Judicial Council of California’s Handbook for Conservators.
The singer thanked fans who spearheaded the ‘Free Britney’ movement after a judge ruled on Friday that she no longer had to live under what her lawyers described as ‘draconian’ conditions.
Taking to social media as hundreds of fans celebrated the news outside an LA courtroom, Miss Spears said, “Good God, I love my fans so much it’s crazy. I think I’m gonna cry the rest of the day. Best day ever.”
Yesterday a source familiar with the case confirmed that the 39-year-old had hired forensic accountants and intended to sue her father Jamie for ‘conservatorship abuse’.
The source said, “She blames her father for, effectively, ruining her life for the past 13 years. He had total control over everything from her finances to whether she could have more babies. She’s mad as hell and you can expect to see a lawsuit filed against Jamie Spears very soon.”
Mr Spears has denied any wrongdoing, saying his daughter’s $60 million (£45 million) fortune was protected under his guidance, Dailymail reports.
He was made conservator in 2008 after Miss Spears publicly struggled with addiction and mental health issues.