Britney Spears is free from her conservatorship
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.
- "I just want my life back," she said in her June testimony.
- Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny officially removed Spears' father from his role after he filed a petition to end the conservatorship in September.
- Penny's Friday order was expected and means Spears will now be able to live on her terms, according to the Associated Press.
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.