What has been the role of Britney Spears’ mother in the conflict over the legal guardianship of her daughter? – BBC News World

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Britney Spears with her mother at a film premiere in 2002.

Britney Spears’ mother has joined the voices calling for “free” the “princess of pop” from the legal guardianship that her father has over her for more than a decade.

Lynne Spears said this week that her 39-year-old daughter“is able to take care of itself” and that she should have the right to “choose her own lawyer,” a permission that the Los Angeles Superior Court granted the singer on Wednesday.

It is an important step, as it questions the validity of legal guardianship, a mechanism for severely disabled people.

However, many fans of the artist accuse Britney’s mother of having been an accessory to the situation and of not having defended her daughter before.