Nov 12, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Britney Spears is free from her conservatorship

Photo of Britney Spears smiling with a security guard next to her

Singer Britney Spears attends the announcement of her new residency at Park MGM on Oct. 18, 2018, in Las Vegas. Photo: Gabe Ginsberg via FilmMagic

A Los Angeles judge terminated Britney Spears' conservatorship on Friday, giving the pop star the right to manage her life and fortune for the first time in almost 14 years, the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: The #FreeBritney movement gained national attention this year after Spears accused her father, Jamie Spears, of abusing his power as conservator of her estate.

What to watch: Spears' lawyer Matthew Rosengart has vowed to investigate her father's alleged mismanagement over her affairs, which could lead to further legal action, according to the Times.

The big picture: The case has raised scrutiny of the conservatorship model spotlighted and disability rights advocates' push for reform, The 19th's Sara Luterman reports.

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