Britney Spears reportedly doesn’t want a mental health evaluation as she believes her doctors have “failed her”.
The pop star, 39, said during her explosive court testimony on June 23 that she wants her ongoing conservatorship to end without one, although it is typically required.
Sources have shared that Britney “doesn’t trust” the doctors she has worked with so far.
“She doesn’t have much trust for the doctors that she has worked with so far,” a source told PEOPLE magazine. “She feels like they have failed her.”
In a Los Angeles court, Britney pleaded with Judge Brenda Penny for freedom and to re-evaluate the conservatorship she has been under for 13 years, with her dad Jamie Spears taking control of her finances and personal decisions, following her mental health breakdown in 2008.
In court, Britney said: “I’m sorry for my ignorance, but I honestly didn’t know that. But honestly, but I don’t think I owe anyone to be evaluated. I’ve done more than enough. I don’t feel like I should even be in room with anyone to offend me by trying to question my capacity of intelligence, whether I need to be in this stupid conservatorship or not. I’ve done more than enough.”
She added: “This conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good. I deserve to have a life, I’ve worked my whole life. I deserve to have a two to three-year break.”
Since Britney’s court hearing, her conservatorship lawyer, Sam Ingham, has resigned from the role, following on from the singer’s manager who has also quit.
TMZ has reported that after Britney spoke about how disappointed with how Sam handled her case, among other allegations about her father when she appeared in court via video.
It is believed that the lawyer has filed a request to be removed from his court-appointed position, in which he has been Britney’s counsel.
The US media site has reported that Sam has denied claims by Britney that she wasn’t made aware of all the options surrounding her guardianship and wasn’t informed as to how she could bring it to an end.
TMZ has said that Sam has claimed the opposite and that Britney was in full knowledge of all the details.
It has been alleged by insiders in the case that Britney was made aware of exactly what needed to be done to end her dad Jamie Spears’ conservatorship.
Sam’s resignation follows hot on the heels of Larry Rudolph calling it quits as the singer’s manager.
He has been a long-term manager of the singer, with Deadline reporting that he told Britney’s co-conservators, Jamie Spears and Jodi Montgomery – who was appointed by the court, in a letter to the pair on Monday.
The Mirror has contacted Britney’s representative for comment.
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