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Why is Britney Spears in a conservatorship?

Britney was put under conservatorship following her very public breakdown in 2008. Following a year of seemingly erratic behavior—such as shaving her head and attacking a paparazzo's car with an umbrella—the singer was put under a "5150 hold" in a psychiatric hospital for a mental health evaluation. HarpersBAZAAR.comWhat Is the "Free Britney" Movement? - Britney Spears's Conservatorship Details

What is Britney Spears in court for?

US pop star Britney Spears has called for an end to the "abusive" management of her business and personal affairs, telling an LA court: "I want my life back". ... But the singer later sought to dismiss her father from the role, and has called for him to be charged with "conservatorship abuse". bbc.comBritney Spears: Singer's conservatorship case explained

What is conservatorship abuse?

While there are a variety of ways that an elderly individual may be abused or exploited, one of the most common types involves financial exploitation. A common way for an individual to take advantage of an older individual is to become his or her conservator, or guardian. peckbloom.comWhat is Conservatorship Abuse?

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"The View" co-host Meghan McCain flamed the family of Britney Spears on Thursday, slamming them over treatment the pop star has allegedly endured during the 13-year conservatorship from her father, Jamie Spears. 

While discussing the conservatorship with her co-hosts, McCain referred to Spears' family as "monsters," accused them of not doing enough to stop the "abuse" she was experiencing, and expressed her hope that Spears "never speaks to any of them again."

"I want her to live the way she should be allowed to live, and should have been allowed to live for the past 13 years, being able to be in control of her money, her body, her life," McCain said after co-host Whoopi Goldberg asked what she hoped would come out of the legal situation.

"I think that her family are monsters. All of them. I don’t care about what her sister and her mother are saying," McCain added, referring to Spears' younger sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, denying any role in the conservatorship, and her mother, Lynne Spears, expressing concern over it. 

"If this were happening to a family member of mine, I would have beaten a door down and done anything possible to remove them from that situation. None of them did enough. I hope she never speaks to any of them again," McCain said. "I hope she can find peace, and I hope that she can live the life that she has — should have been able to do." 

McCain went on to describe the "crux" of the situation as the fact that Spears could perform, give endorsements, "work her ass off," and pay her family's legal bills, but couldn't make decisions for herself. 

"[She] apparently is not emotionally competent enough to choose whether or not she should have an IUD inside her body and whether or not she's allowed to have a baby or get married," McCain said. "Go to hell, everyone!" 

"I’m a huge Britney fan, as we all are," she added. "If she doesn’t want to perform after this, let’s give her the grace not to. She’s gone through, you know, what is ostensibly legalized slavery for the past 13 years. God knows what kind of ramifications there are for that level of abuse. Let’s just give her whatever she wants and I hope to God this comes to an end soon for her sake."

Brandon Gillespie is an associate editor at Fox News. Follow him on Twitter at @brandon_cg.

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