After years of insisting that she thrive under a tutelage controlled by her father, Britney now says she feels “traumatized”. This week, a judge ruled that her father would remain co-curator of the pop star’s estate.
Britney’s case shed light on her struggles with mental health and the media. But her story is just one of many examples of the invasive treatment that young female celebrities have undergone while sailing their way to fame.
Steve Holden of the BBC asks if the entertainment industry is ready for its hour of judgment.
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