Piers Morgan calls Britney Spears a modern slave as he joins Free Britney movement

Piers Morgan returns to his home in Kensington, central London, the morning after it was announced by broadcaster ITV that he was leaving as a host of Good Morning Britain. Picture date: Wednesday March 10, 2021. (Photo by Jonathan Brady/PA Images via Getty Images)
Piers Morgan has joined the Free Britney movement. (Getty Images)

Piers Morgan has called Britney Spears a "modern slave" as he came out in support of the Free Britney movement.

The ex-Good Morning Britain presenter was reacting to the 39-year-old I'm A Slave 4 U singer's testimony she made this week appealing to a US judge to end her 13 year conservatorship.

Morgan wrote in his column in the MailOnline: "'I'm a slave for U,' sang Britney Spears in 2001... Today, the song title carries a very different meaning for the deeply troubled star because she's become a modern-day slave of the very worst freedom-denying kind."

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The 56-year-old former tabloid editor added: "It almost defies belief that any woman in America, the world's great superpower and supposedly 'land of the free', should be subjected to such appalling treatment."

FILE - Britney Spears arrives at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards on April 12, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Spears has asked to address the court to talk about the conservatorship that controls her life and finances. A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, set a June hearing to hear from Spears. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Britney Spears has said sorry to fans for pretending to be okay for the past two years. (AP)

But Morgan also voiced support for Spears' father Jamie Spears, 68, who has presided over her conservatorship for the majority of the last 13 years.

Morgan said: "Of course, there are two sides to this awful saga, and I find it hard to believe that any father would love every minute of his daughter being so distraught."

The former America's Got Talent judge said he defied anyone who listened to Spears' full 25 minute testimony not to conclude that the conditions of her current conservatorship are "abusive".

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He said the Born To Make You Happy singer is "inarguably" living as a slave and branded it "shameful".

And he concluded by saying: "I urge Judge Penny to say yes to this poor tormented woman's cries for freedom, end her conservatorship and release her from her living hell. #FreeBritneySpears."

Fans and supporters of Britney Spears gather outside the County Courthouse in Los Angeles, California on June 23, 2021, during a scheduled hearing in Britney Spears' conservatorship case. - Pop singer Britney Spears urged a US judge on June 23, to end a controversial guardianship that has given her father control over her affairs since 2008.
Fans and supporters of Britney Spears outside the LA court where a judge heard her testimony appealing to end her conservatorship. (Getty Images)

Spears is appealing to be given her freedom, arguing if she is capable of earning money for other people then she is capable of looking after herself.

She said: "I just want my life back," and revealed, "I want to be able to get married and have a baby."

Spears – who entered the spotlight at the age of 11 on Disney’s The Mickey Mouse Club – suffered from the pressures of fame and work and had a very public breakdown in 2007.

Singer Britney Spears (2nd,L) and family (L-R), father Jamie, brother Bryan and mother Lynne celebrate with Jamie Spears's partners (not shown) George and Phil Maloof and John Decastro, at the launch party for their new Palms Home Poker Host software held at the one of a kind Hardwood Suite at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Farina/Corbis via Getty Images)
Britney Spears with her father Jamie, brother Bryan and mother Lynne. (Getty Images)

After being put into her father’s care in 2008 she went on to revive her career, appearing as a judge on the US version of The X Factor, performing several hit world tours and starring in a successful Las Vegas residency.

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Her family have argued she was placed under the conservatorship for her own protection as she was mentally ill and "vulnerable" to being manipulated for her fortune.

However, she pulled out of a second Las Vegas run due to stress and has not performed since October 2018. Her father Jamie Spears stepped down as her conservator in 2019 and the I’m A Slave 4 U singer’s conservatorship is now in the hands of her long-term “care manager” Jodi Montgomery.

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