Oct 18, 2023 1 min read

Britney Spears says conservatorship “stole” enjoyment of her career from her

In a newly published excerpt from her new autobiography, Britney Spears says that her thirteen year conservatorship “stripped me of my womanhood, made me into a child”

Britney Spears says conservatorship “stole” enjoyment of her career from her

Britney Spears is set to publish her autobiography ‘The Woman In Me’ next week, and in an excerpt published by People she describes the thirteen years she spent under conservatorship.

The set up, which saw her father take full control of her personal and professional life, she writes, “stripped me of my womanhood, made me into a child. I became more of an entity than a person onstage. I had always felt music in my bones and my blood; they stole that from me”.

While she had been experiencing well-documented problems in her personal life prior to the conservatorship being put in place, she adds, “if they’d let me live my life, I know I would’ve followed my heart and come out of this the right way and worked it out”.

“Thirteen years went by with me feeling like a shadow of myself”, she goes on. “I think back now on my father and his associates having control over my body and my money for that long and it makes me feel sick … I didn’t deserve what my family did to me”.

Spears was finally released from the conservatorship in 2021 and was highly critical of her family as she came out of it. She signed a $15 million deal for a tell-all book the following year.

In July this year it was reported that publication of that book had been delayed due to legal challenges from Justin Timberlake and Colin Farrell.

One of the revelations to emerge ahead of the publication of the book is that Spears had an abortion after becoming pregnant with Timberlake while the couple were in their late teens.

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