Britney Spears free again – level 3
Born in 1981, Britney Spears is an American singer, songwriter, and actress who influenced the revival of teen pop during the 1990s and 2000s. People often referred to her as the Princess of Pop.
In 2005 and 2006, she gave birth to her sons Sean and Federline; however, in 2006, she filed for divorce from her husband Kevin Federline. They reached an agreement to share joint custody of their sons.
Then, Spears was admitted to several drug rehabilitation facilities, and in 2007, she lost custody of her sons to Federline. In 2008, a court placed Spears under conservatorship of her father James Spears, giving him complete control of her life and assets for 13 years.
Now, Britney´s father is stepping down from the conservatorship. According to his lawyer, there are no actual reasons to suspend or remove him; however, James Spears is responding to the public battle and a petition for his suspension.
Difficult words: revival (the process of becoming popular again after a long period of time), joint custody (an agreement which means that both parents share equal responsibilities for their children), conservatorship (the appointment of a guardian by a judge to manage the financial affairs and daily life of another person).
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