Britney Spears free again – level 2
Britney Spears is an American singer and actress who was born in 1981. She had a big impact on pop music during the 1990s and 2000s, and many people called her the Princess of Pop.
In 2004, Spears married a singer named Kevin Federline, and they had two children together. Spears and Federline divorced in 2006, and they both took care of their children. Then, Spears started to have problems with alcohol, and she ended up in several drug treatment centers.
In 2007, Federline got full custody of the children. In 2008, a judge decided that Spears´s father James Spears would become her conservator. It meant that he controlled her money and life for a long 13 years.
Britney´s fans did not want her father to control her life. They organized a petition, and they hoped that Britney would be free again. Last week, Britney´s father said that he would not be her conservator anymore.
Difficult words: drug treatment center (people who have problems with alcohol or other drugs get professional help at this place), full custody (when one parent takes full care of a child or children), petition (an official document which people sign when they want to make a legal change to something).
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