Britney Spears' ongoing battle to end her conservatorship has only been truly public for a short time.
However, Britney has been privately seeking her freedom for a long time.
Her new attorney has done more for her in two weeks than anyone else seems to have done in over a decade.
A lot of people failed Britney over the years.
Her controversial former manager, Sam Lutfi, admits that he is one of them.
Whether he's trying to make amends or merely save face, he has recently spoken up for his former client.
Now he has followed up by leaking an old voicemail left to him by Britney.
In it, as you can hear for yourself, she makes damning allegations about her father and the conservatorship.
She wants out and she expresses a desire for a criminal investigation into what has been done to her.
Among other things, Britney says that she has been blackmailed with threats to take away her children.
This was all said in 2009.