Britney Spears has reportedly told a judge that she was forced to join a mental health unit.
The pop star, 37, claimed that her father Jamie, 66, entered her into the facility illegally after she stopped taking her prescribed medication.
The allegations, which were reinforced by her mum Lynne, were made as Britney tried to alter a 2008 ruling which meant that Jamie had conservatorship over his daughter – which is a legal concept in the United States where a guardian or protector is appointed by a judge to manage the financial affairs or daily life of another.
The ruling was initially made while Britney's "mental limitations".
Britney's comments come after she initially denied she was in the mental health unit against her will, even releasing a video telling fans she was "fine".
Despite this, a 'Free Britney' movement begun, with fans even gathering outside the courthouse in support of the singer.
The singer is said to have appeared calm and composed as she strode into the courthouse in downtown Los Angeles wearing an orange skirt, black top and heels.
Jamie has been her sole conservator for more than 11 years and is widely credited with saving her life during the height of her mental struggles.
Sources tell TMZ Lynne is fighting for the right to Britney's medical information, but that she does not want to become a co-conservator.
Lynne has reportedly been staying at Britney's home for more than a week, with the pair making up after being estranged for almost 15 years.
It's said Lynne became concerned when reports emerged that Jamie was allegedly forcing Britney into a mental health facility, where she stayed for 30 days, and that he ordered doctors to give her certain drugs.
However, Jamie would not have the power to do either of these things.
In the aftermath of the trial, Britney without her sons getting a drive-thru on Mother's Day.
Fans begun to worry that she had spent the day without her Sean, 13, and Jayden, 12 – but her boyfriend Sam Asghari soon set the record straight, revealing that despite the forlorn looking snaps she'd infact had a "wonderful" day with her family.
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