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Britney Spears asks court to remove dad’s control over personal life

Britney Spears wants the legal guardianship to reflect
Britney Spears wants the legal guardianship to reflect “her current lifestyle and her stated wishes”

Britney Spears has asked a court not to return her father to a role that gave him control over many aspects of her life and career.

Jamie Spears has been his daughter’s legal conservator for 12 years, due to concerns around her mental health.

He temporarily stepped aside from the role overseeing her personal affairs in 2019, citing his own health problems.

Some of Spears’ fans believe she was forced into the arrangement, and have been running a #FreeBritney campaign.

What has Britney now said?

Jamie Spears has been Britney's conservator since 2008
Jamie Spears has been Britney’s conservator since 2008

“Britney is strongly opposed to James’ return as conservator of her person,” according to a court document filed to the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles.

It explained that the 38-year-old singer was in favour of the role, which she said

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Six trailblazing women to share personal stories in special event

Visionaries. Iconoclasts. Founders.

On Aug. 18, the USA TODAY Network will mark the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment with a storytelling event featuring six powerful women, from national leaders to hometown sheroes.

The USA TODAY Network assembled expert panels representing the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and the five permanently inhabited territories, to select more than 500 women who’ve made a major difference in American life since the amendment passed. From those, a national panel of experts selected 100 who best exemplify the progress, grit and courage that have advanced women’s lives for the past 100 years. 

WATCH: Americans tell entertaining and illuminating personal stories

“I hope that this project exposes people to women they didn’t read about in their history books or see on television,” project director and one of USA TODAY’s managing editors Philana Patterson told Nicole Carroll, editor in chief of USA TODAY. “We’ve

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