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Spears' father forced her to enter mental health facility

Spears claimed that Jamie illegally made her enter the facility after she ditched her pills

Spears father forced her to enter mental   health facility

Los Angeles: Pop star Britney Spears has reportedly told a judge that her father, Jamie Spears, forced her to enter a mental health facility and take medication against her will.

The 37-year-old singer had checked herself into a 30-day programme in March in the midst of her father's ongoing health issues.

According to TMZ, Spears recently appeared in front of a Los Angeles Superior Court judge. During the hearing, the singer claimed that Jamie, 66, illegally made her enter the facility after she ditched her doctor-prescribed pills.

Her mother, Lynne, who was also present during the hearing, backed Spears' claims.

Spears has been under the control of a conservatorship, a guardian or a protector appointed by a judge to manage the financial affairs or daily life of a person.

Jamie has been in charge of his daughter's assets since a court ruling in 2008 following her highly publicised breakdown.

Despite the agreement, he does not have the power to put her into a facility or ply her with drugs without her consent.

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