A judge allowed Britney Spears to hire an attorney of her choosing at a hearing Wednesday in which she broke down in tears after describing the “cruelty” of her conservatorship.
Britney Spears was also granted permission to hire Mathew Rosengart — whose firm has represented the likes of Steven Spielberg, Sean Penn, Ben Affleck and Eddie Vedder.
You’re allowing my dad to ruin my life,” 39-year-old Spears told the Los Angeles judge by phone. “I have to get rid of my dad and charge him with conservatorship abuse.”
Speaking for about 10 minutes, and by turns angry and upset, Spears said she had always been “extremely scared of my dad”. She said she was fed up with the multiple psychological evaluations and wanted the conservatorship brought to an end without another one.
“I’m not a perfect person … but their goal is to make me feel like I’m crazy,” Spears said.
She said she wanted the conservatorship to end immediately but not if it required going through any more “stupid” evaluations.
“If this is not abuse, I don’t know what is,” Spears said as she described being denied things as basic as coffee, her driver’s license and her “hair vitamins” by the conservatorship.
She also described suffering long term “serious abandonment issues.”