ACLU Extends Services To Britney Spears In Her Conservatorship Battle With Dad
Britney Spears is getting a little help from the ACLU amid her battle with dad Jamie Spears about his conservatorship over her.
The 38-year-old singer has filed new papers to end her dad's conservatorship, according to her attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III.
Now, the ACLU is offering their services, should Britney need them. "People with disabilities have a right to lead self-directed lives and retain their civil rights," the organization wrote on Twitter. "If Britney Spears wants to regain her civil liberties and get out of her conservatorship, we are here to help her."
Last month a series of strange social media posts from Britney convinced her fans to believe the pop star was being held hostage under her court-ordered conservatorship.
Britney's father began his role as her sole conservator in 2008 and held the position up until last year, when he made the decision to surrender the responsibilities to Jodi Montgomery, a licensed professional conservator, due to his health issues. According to court documents, Britney is "strongly opposed" to having her father continue his role, requesting that it be "be changed substantially in order to reflect the major changes in her current lifestyle and her stated wishes."
Britney is not seeking to have Montgomery completely removed from the conservator role. Rather, she aims to regain the power to make her own decisions such as calling off the conservatorship altogether if she so desires.