Netflix have released the teaser for an upcoming documentary on Britney Spears’ conservatorship battle.
In the 18-second clip for ‘Britney Vs Spears’, directed by Erin Lee Carr, the singer is heard leaving a message for an attorney in 2009.
The pop star says: “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…”
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The full trailer will be released later today, giving more details about the new film.
Britney was placed under a conservatorship after she suffered an alleged breakdown in 2008. A conservatorship is granted to those who are incapable of making decisions, such as people with mental disabilities.
The arrangement put her estate, financial assets, and some personal assets under the control of her father Jamie, and lawyer Andrew Wallet – who has since resigned from the role.
According to court documents obtained by E! News, Britney’s estate is worth $57.4 million – which includes $2.7 million in cash assets, and $54.7 million in non-cash assets.
The pop star’s conservatorship has been under review since 2019 after she accused her father of forcing her to enter a mental health facility.
In November last year, the songstress tried to have her father removed as her conservator, but her request was denied.
Instead, a judge named wealth management firm the Bessemer Trust as co-conservator of her estate, alongside her father.
However, Bessemer Trust has since resigned from the role.
During a landmark court hearing on June 23, Britney called for an end to her 13-year conservatorship, which she claimed was “abusive”.
In a passionate statement, the singer said: “I am not happy, I can’t sleep. I’m so angry, it’s insane. And I’m depressed.”
“My dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship, including my management… they should be in jail.”
“The last time I spoke to you [the judge] … made me feel like I was dead. I am telling you again because I am not lying… so maybe you can understand the depth and the degree and the damages… I deserve changes.”
As for why she didn’t speak out before, Britney said: “I honestly don’t think anyone would believe me. I thought people would make fun of me.”
“I’m just want my life back. It’s enough.”
Earlier this month, Britney’s father Jamie filed a petition to end her controversial conservatorship.
The next hearing in Britney’s conservatorship battle is scheduled for September 29.