Why the Britney Spears Conservatorship Hearing Was ‘Heartbreaking’ to Cover

The latest spate of stories on Britney Spears’ oppressive 13-year conservatorship have been dominating the entertainment headlines for the past month. On June 24, the pop star gave her first public testimony in court that was livestreamed to the media. “I’ve been in shock. I am traumatized,” she told a Los Angeles probate judge. “I just want my life back.”

Our Variety reporter extraordinaire, Elizabeth Wagmeister, who has been covering the ins and outs of the Spears story, was standing outside the courthouse that day interviewing #FreeBritney fans. But on July 14, Wagmeister was actually inside the courtroom, which prompted me to ask her what that experience was like.

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