And Now Britney Spears Herself Has Reportedly Joined The #FreeBritney Movement

Britney has been in a conservatorship, under the control of her father, since 2008 - is that about to change?

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by Bonnie McLaren |
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According to reports,Britney Spears herself has joined the #FreeBritney movement. TMZhave said that, in court, the singer told judges that she was forced to check into a mental health facility at the request of her father, Jamie, last month. The website have also reported that her dad forced her to take medication, and that her mum's lawyer echoed Britney's allegations.

The conservatorship prohibits her dad from putting her in a facility or medicating her without Britney's consent. Last week, Britney left court barefoot as she attended a hearing about her conservatorship, which she has been in since 2008. Earlier, she arrived at the court holding hands with her mum Lynne as fans, with placards, showed their support. Sources have told the website that Britney wants an end to the conservatorship. However, the judge took no action - and has ordered an expert to evaluate Britney. Until then, there will be no change.

It comes after last week’s news that the popstar's legal team have taken out a temporary restraining order against former manager Sam Lutfi. The order, which means Lutfi must stay at least 200 yards away from the singer, has been granted, with Spears’ camp claiming that he is trying to undermine Britney’s conservatorship.

It is alleged that Lutfi has been contacting Britney’s mother by text - in an attempt to ‘disrupt the conservatorship’ - after she was checked into a mental health facility. The Guardian reports that restraining orders have been taken out against Lutfi in 2008 and 2009, with the singer’s team claiming that he drugged Britney, controlled her phone usage and tried to control her financial assets. He has denied any wrongdoing.

Marc S. Gans, Lutfi's lawyer, issued a statement to E! News, saying, ‘We are disappointed in the results. We feel this is overly broad and violates Mr. Lutfi's constitutional rights. This is only temporary and we look forward to arguing the matter more fully at the hearing for a more permanent restraining order on May 28.'

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