On Thursday, KeKe Palmer took to social media to offer up support to Britney Spears, whose heartbreaking testimony detailing the terms of her “abusive” conservatorship went viral.
For years, Britney has been battling to have her father, Jaime Spears, removed from controlling her conservatorship which has been in place since 2008.
“All of them need to go to jail!!!!! My girl was finally able to speak up against her conservatorship after they tried to make her fear damaging her “image” just to keep her quiet!” KeKe wrote on Instagram.
“How cruel to do that to someone that has only known performing their whole life. Then to contort the very thing she loved by making her do it on YOUR time. Money is the great root of all evil! But the light will always win, I’m so happy that Britney was able to tell the truth today and I’m ready to raise hell! FREEEEEE BRITNEYYYYY And to add, she is VERY strong and brave. To hear her speak the way she did even after all of this I’m just so glad. They could not break her!!! That’s a testimony,” she added.
After hearing Britney recount her traumatic life, the outpouring of support on Twitter was immense.
Speaking to the court, she likened her father to a “sex trafficker.”
“I was on tour in 2018. I was forced to do. My management said if I don’t do this tour, I will have to find an attorney,” Britney shared. “My own management could sue me if I didn’t follow through with the tour. He handed me a sheet of paper as I got off the stage in Vegas and said I had to sign it. It was very threatening and scary. And with the conservatorship, I couldn’t even get my own attorney. So out of fear, I went ahead and I did the tour,” she added.
Britney says she doesn’t even have the right to decide whether or not she can bear children.
“I have an IUD in my body right now that won’t let me have a baby and my conservators won’t let me go to the doctor to take it out,” she said. “I deserve to have a life…I just want my life back,” she said at another point.
“The only thing comparable is sex trafficking,” according to the court transcript.
The live audio feed was eventually cut. A further hearing has been set for July 14.