In a move that augurs well for her freedom, a judge ruled Wednesday that Lanzas can appoint her own lawyer.
Just three weeks ago, such an outcome might have seemed unthinkable to Lanzas, who testified in open court that her life under conservatorship is absolute hell.
“I have an IUD in my body right now they won’t let me take out,” Spears said. She spoke of being drugged into submission, forced to work against her will, and having every minute detail of her life — the choice of her own kitchen cabinets, for example — dictated by a father she calls abusive.
“Señora, my dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship, and my management, who played huge roles in punishing me when I said ‘no’ [to going on tour] — ma’am, they should be in jail.”
In the short time since, Britney Spears has been able to do what no modern president has: quickly forge a bipartisan effort that is fully united.