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Britney Spears calls out those who didn't lend a hand when she was 'drowning'
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Britney Spears calls out those who didn't lend a hand when she was 'drowning'

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Britney Spears feels optimistic about ending her conservatorship after she was granted the right to hire her own private attorney.

(CNN) — Britney Spears shared a message seemingly aimed at those close to her who she feels ignored her in a time of need.

In an Instagram post Friday night, the singer, who scored a legal victory earlier this week by securing her choice of attorney in her conservatorship battle, criticized those who spoke out in support of her win in court but failed to help her earlier.

"There's nothing worse than when the people closest to you who never showed up for you post things in regard to your situation whatever it may be and speak righteously for support ... there's nothing worse than that !!!! How dare the people you love the most say anything at all ... did they even put a hand out to even lift me up at the TIME !!!??? How dare you make it public that NOW you CARE ... did you put your hand out when I was drowning ???? Again ... NO," Spears wrote. "If you're reading this and you know who you are ... and you actually have the nerve to say anything about my situation just to save face for yourself publicly !!! If you're gonna post something .... Please stop with the righteous approach when you're so far from righteous it's not even funny ...."

Spears did not specifically reference anyone by name in her post.

At a hearing Wednesday, Spears called the conservatorship she's been living under for nearly 13 years "f**king cruelty," describing severe limitations she is living under, like not being able to have a cup of coffee.

"If this isn't abuse, I don't know what is," the singer said.

Spears said she wanted her father, Jamie Spears, out as the co-conservator of her estimated $60 million estate and charged with abuse.

"I want to press charges against my father today," Britney Spears told the court by phone at the hearing, breaking down in tears at times. "I want an investigation into my dad."

Mathew Rosengart, the singer's new attorney, urged Jamie Spears on Wednesday to voluntarily step down as conservator.

"It is in best interest of the conservatee," Rosengart, a former federal prosecutor, said outside court. "We will be moving promptly and aggressively for his removal. The question remains, why is he involved? He should step down voluntarily because that's what's in the best interest of the conservatee."

Vivian Thoreen, an attorney for Jamie Spears, said in court he would not resign.

Another hearing is scheduled for the conservatorship on Sept. 29.

Spears concluded her post on Friday with a message of support for others.

"If you're reading this today and you can relate .... I'm sorry because I know what it's like," she wrote. "I send you my love 💋💋💋 !!!!


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