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Multiple ‘major networks’ planning Britney Spears conservatorship documentaries

Britney Spears' controversial decade long conservatorship will be examined in detail by multiple TV networks after the success of New York Times' Framing Britney.

The documentary, which aired on Hulu in America earlier this month, followed Britney's record breaking career – highlighting that despite multiple albums and world tours she is still locked into the legal hold.

Since 2008 Britney's father Jamie Spears has been her legal conservator, meaning he has control of her finances as final say on a wide range of her personal life decisions.

Despite being unable to make major life choices, since being placed into the conservatorship Britney has embarked on two word tours, a Las Vegas residency and released four albums.

Last year, Britney filed an application to the courts to remove Jamie from the position.

Now Daily Star can reveal that while New York Times were the first out of the door with their documentary, others are already working on their own versions.

A source told Daily Star: "They are working to get people to talk and I don’t want to hinder that… but major networks globally are planning documentaries."

The insider added: "The world is watching."

A rep for Britney Spears has been contacted by Daily Star.

The revelation comes as speculation about Britney's situation reaches fever pitch.

For years the Free Britney movement, which argues the Gimme More icon should be allowed to be in charge of her own life without legal constraint, was seen by many as over-eager fans putting two and two together and making six.

But now, the online campaign has taken on a life of its own with a string of celebs including Miley Cyrus, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow and US host Andy Cohen all backing the campaign.

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Chart-topper Pitbull, who joined Britney on the European leg of her Piece Of Me Tour in 2018 has also spoken out in support of the superstar.

In a video posted online, Pitbull said: "I am very good friends with her manager which is Larry Rudolph.

"You know, I am all about freedom and independence. As far as what's going on with Britney that has been going on for many many years. Hopefully they can break the cycle.

"And hopefully she gets the chance to control her own destiny. It doesn't mean you have to get it right the first time, it's never about that.

"Mistakes don't make you. She has to be able to get a chance to live her life. She had to get a change to be able control her own future. With that said, from Mr 305, Mr Worldwide… Free Britney."

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Taking to social media last week, Britney shared a clip of her performing Toxic during her Las Vegas Piece of Me residency alongside a rare personal statement.

While she didn't directly reference the Framing Britney documentary, Britney did open up about taking a break form the spotlight.

Britney wrote: "Can’t believe this performance of Toxic is from 3 years ago. I’ll always love being on stage… but I am taking the time to learn and be a normal person.

"I love simply enjoying the basics of every day life. Each person has their story and their take on other people’s stories."

She added: "We all have so many different bright beautiful lives.

"Remember, no matter what we think we know about a person's life it is nothing compared to the actual person living behind the lens."

Despite the online backlash Jamie has received from Britney's fans, her boyfriend Sam Asgahri had opted to keep a dignified silence on the topic.

However, days after the Finding Britney documentary dropped he spoke out, savaging her father in the process.

Taking to his official Instagram story, the fitness model wrote: "Now it's important for people to understand that I have zero respect for someone trying to control out relationship and constantly throwing obstacles our way.

"In my opinion Jamie is a total d***."

He added: "I won't be going into details because I've always respected our privacy but at the same time I didn't come to this country to not be able to express my opinion and freedom."

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Last year Jamie slammed Free Britney campaigners as "conspiracy theorists".

He told US publication Page Six: "All these conspiracy theorists don’t know anything. The world don’t have a clue.

"It’s up to the court of California to decide what’s best for my daughter. It’s no one else’s business.”

Slamming claims he is cashing in on his daughter, Jamie added: "I have to report every nickel and dime spent to the court every year.

"How the hell would I steal something? I love my daughter. I love all my kids. But this is our business. It’s private."

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