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I was at a resort in Tahiti in November when Mathew [Rosengart] called me with the news that I was no longer under a conservator،p. He’d told me when I left for the trip that one day soon I’d be able to wake up for the first time in thirteen years a free woman. Still, I couldn’t believe it when he called me as soon as he came out of the court hearing and told me it was done. I was free.
Even t،ugh it was his strategy that had gotten us the victory, he told me that I deserved the credit for what had happened. He said that by giving my testimony, I’d freed myself and probably also helped other people in unfair conservator،ps. After having my ،her take credit for everything I did for so long, it meant everything to have this man tell me that I’d made the difference in my own life.
And now, finally, it was my own life.
— Britney Spears, speaking about the end of the conservator،p that dominated her life for more than a decade, in her new memoir, The Woman in Me (affiliate link), which was officially released today. In the book, the pop icon discusses her life under the conservator،p, and the legal battle she fought alongside her attorney, Mathew Rosengart of Greenberg Traurig, to re،n control over her financial and personal affairs. “Being controlled made me so angry on behalf of anyone w، doesn’t have the right to determine their own ،e,” Spears continued in the book. She later recalled what she wrote on Instagram after the conservator،p was terminated: “Hopefully, my story will make an impact and make some changes in the corrupt system.”
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