Why Paris Hilton is so passionate about Free Britney Campaign
We got to know a lot about Paris Hilton from her new documentary ‘This is Paris’ sharing a vulnerable and unfiltered side of her. It became clear to the viewers how her traumatic experiences in childhood shaped her drive for success and for her to be independent. Hence, it’s not shocking that Paris Hilton is so passionate about the Free Britney Campaign. Britney Spears has been in a very long conservatorship and is not in control of her life and assets.
Britney Spears is demanding change in her conservatorship, fueling the Free Britney Campaign anymore
For years fans of Britney Spears were suspicious of her conservatorship. They always thought that it was unfair that a pop star that has worked almost her entire life has no control over her finances and can’t decide anything major in her life. Britney was put in the conservatorship in 2008 when she went through very public mental breakdowns.
For years, a person has been appointed to make decisions and control her money. The people in charge of her conservatorship were her father and her lawyer Andrew Wallet. Lately, only her father was in control. And he even spoke out against the Free Britney Campaign, calling it a conspiracy. The father shared that they are only doing what’s best for Britney.
But all of that changed when Britney Spears herself askes for a change in her conservatorship. She doesn’t want her father to be the only person in charge of her entire conservatorship anymore. The court didn’t allow that change so he is staying as the conservator until February of next year. Britney has also stated that she wants all of the court proceedings to be available to the public from now on.
The new sole conservators would be Jodi Montgomery if all goes right
Britney Spears wants her lawyer Jodi Montgomery to be the sole person in charge of the conservatorship. At the very start, it was her other lawyer Andrew Wallet and her father Jamie Spears. Jamie briefly stepped down as the conservator in September 2019. There were also some reports that there may have been some altercations between Jamie and Britney’s son Sean. Kevin Federline filed a child abuse report against Jamie Spears. The report wasn’t approved but Britney’s children have a restraining order against Jamie Spears. Jodi Montgomery, her care manager, took over the conservatorship. And now, Britney Spears wants her back permanently.
Lynne Spears, Britney Spears’ mother who has divorced Jamie, is also a supporter of the Free Britney Campaign. She has tried several times to be allowed in the conservatorship process but was denied. She’s also been liking online posts that are of the Free Britney movement.
Britney’s current lawyer, Samuel D Ingham III shares that Britney wants a qualified corporate fiduciary to managing the financial and business affairs. For many years, Britney’s fans were worried that people around her are just takin advantage of her wealth and don’t have her best interests at heart. They also worried about Britney Spears’ mental health. So, the pop star finally asking for a change is confirming the fans’ suspicions.
Paris Hilton knows what’s it like to not be in control of your own life
In her documentary ‘This is Paris’, the reality star and entrepreneur shares that for most of her teen years, her parents were very controlling. They would put a lot of restrictions on her such as curfews and even telling her to behave in a certain way. Paris Hilton could not take it anymore after a certain point and rebelled as all teenagers do. But Paris was sent to multiple schools and a correctional facility in Utah, that mentally, physically, and emotionally abused her. Paris Hilton’s life was greatly affected by it and it still gives her nightmares.
At the boarding school, she had no control over her life and she was forced to do things like consume harmful pills and be put in solitary confinement without her clothes on. That’s what drove her to make so many businesses and create a big empire in her own name.
Paris Hilton and Britney Spears were close friends in the early 2000s. They both were belonging to the same fame industry and were subject to a lot of media scrutiny. It’s nice to see that they still kept in touch. Paris told SiriusXM radio that she had dinner with Britney over the summer.
And Paris was quite vocal about her support for the Free Britney Movement:
“I just love her so much, and I feel that if you’re an adult, you should be able to live your life and not be controlled. After just working your whole life and working so hard, she’s this icon – and I just feel like she has no control of her life whatsoever, and I just don’t think that’s fair”
The Simple Life star also shared that her being so passionate about it also originates from her own personal experiences:
“I think maybe that stems from me being controlled so much, so I can understand how that would feel. And I can’t imagine, right now, if that was still happening to me.”
Let’s hope that the courts grant the freedom Britney Spears is demanding and so rightfully deserves.