- An audio recording reveals Britney Spears wanted to end her conservatorship just a year after living under its terms.
- A teaser for an upcoming Netflix documentary featured a 2009 voicemail by the pop star to a lawyer seeking to end the legal agreement.
- The documentary on Spears’ conservatorship will be released on Netflix on September 28.
Singer Britney Spears told a lawyer she wanted to end her conservatorship in a voicemail in 2009, according to an upcoming documentary.
released a teaser trailer for an upcoming documentary titled “Britney vs. Spears,” on Tuesday, and the tweet amassed more than 1.3 million views as of Wednesday.
The 18-second clip featured an audio recording of a voicemail by the 39-year-old singer to a lawyer on January 21, 2009 at 12:29 a.m., just a year after the conservatorship was established, according to a caption on the video.
A portion of the voicemail was played: “Hi, my name is Britney Spears. I called you earlier. I’m calling again because I just wanted to make sure that during the process of eliminating the conservatorship…” before it cut to the logo of the highly anticipated documentary.
—Netflix (@netflix) September 21, 2021
Since 2008, Spears has been under the legal arrangement which grants control of her personal life and estate to a group of individuals including her father, Jamie Spears. The conservatorship has been under public scrutiny for the last several years, trending on social media platforms via the hashtag #FreeBritney.
The legal fight came to a head earlier this year, after the pop star spoke directly to a judge in open court on June 23 for the first time, detailing the alleged abuses she endured under the 13-year conservatorship.
On September 7, Jamie Spears filed a petition to end Britney Spears’ conservatorship, which the pop star’s legal team labeled as a “massive” legal victory. According to filings, Jamie Spears said he believes his daughter is “entitled to have [the] Court now seriously consider whether this conservatorship is no longer required.”
The documentary will be released on Netflix on September 28, the streaming platform announced Wednesday.
—NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) September 22, 2021
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