The human trafficking of Britney Spears

by Judy Wieder

[Daughter Britney, Father James]

Let’s reframe this: Is Britney Spears a victim of Human Trafficking by her father?

Britney Spears told a Los Angeles judge on Wednesday that she has been drugged, compelled to work against her will, and prevented from removing her birth control device (!!!) over the past 13 years as she pleaded with the court to end her father’s legal control of her life.

“I’ve been in denial. I’ve been in shock. I am traumatized,” 39-year-old Britney said in an emotional 23-minute address by phone that was broadcast in the courtroom and, as she insisted, to the public. “I just want my life back.”

It was the first time that the world had heard Britney Spears address in detail her struggles with the conservatorship granted to her father, James P. Spears, in 2008, when concerns about her mental health and potential substance abuse led him to petition the court for legal authority over his adult daughter.

Britney called for the arrangement to end without her “having to be evaluated. I shouldn’t be in a conservatorship if I can work. The laws need to change,” she added. “I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive. I don’t feel like I can live a full life…”

Britney said that she had even been prevented from going to the doctor to remove her IUD method of birth control: “This so-called team won’t let me go to the doctor to take it out because they don’t want me to have children,” she said.

“I want to be able to get married and have a baby,” the singer added. “I was told right now in the conservatorship I am not able to get married and have a baby.”

Earlier, Britney had declared, “All I want is to own my money, for this to end and my boyfriend to drive me in his car,” she said, adding, “Now I’m telling you the truth, OK? I’m not happy. I can’t sleep. I’m so angry it’s insane.”

HOW HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON AND ON IN AMERICA TODAY? Whatever “risk” Britney is to herself or anyone else, she is no different from any other fragile human being trying to live a good life today—with one BIG exception: she’s earned herself a huge fortune that her father and conservatorship have been stealing from for years. Enough. That shit’s old!

Vivian Lee Thoreen is the lawyer for Britney’s father, James P. Spears. Please Google her. Find any contact information you can. Write to her and let her know how you feel about her management of what amounts to nothing more than the ongoing human trafficking of Britney Spears.

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