September 20th, 2021

CNN Special Report – Toxic: Britney Spears’ Battle For Freedom

Reported by CNN Anchor Alisyn Camerota and CNN Entertainment Reporter Chloe Melas


Airs Sunday, September 26 at 8pm ET, Days Before Court Hearing Deciding Fate of Conservatorship


Britney Spears’ legal battle over a contentious conservatorship has garnered attention around the world, from the diehard fans leading the #FreeBritney movement to lawmakers on Capitol Hill. In TOXIC: BRITNEY SPEARS’ BATTLE FOR FREEDOM, a compelling one-hour special airing Sunday, September 26 at 8pm ET, CNN’s Alisyn Camerota and Chloe Melas explore the explosive revelations that emerged out of the pop icon’s tireless fight to end her 13-year conservatorship. The report also examines critical conversations around tabloid culture, mental health, and the treatment of women in media sparked by Spears’ battle.


Airing days before the court hearing that will decide the fate of Spears’ conservatorship, TOXIC: BRITNEY SPEARS’ BATTLE FOR FREEDOM, features an array of voices, from lawmakers proposing protections for those under conservatorships and actors familiar with the scrutiny of Hollywood, to expert attorneys and the staff closest to Spears over the years. The special includes interviews with actors Mischa Barton and Rosie O’Donnell; House Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Nancy Mace (R-SC); the founders of the #FreeBritney movement; conservator expert attorney Lisa MacCarley; award-winning journalists Ronan Farrow and Jia Tolentino; and several team members who were close to Spears from the beginning of her career through the start of her conservatorship.


TOXIC: BRITNEY SPEARS’ BATTLE FOR FREEDOM will stream live for subscribers via CNNgo ( and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV and Android TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android. TOXIC: BRITNEY SPEARS’ BATTLE FOR FREEDOM will be available on demand beginning Monday, September 27 via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps.


The special will re-air on Sunday, October 3 at 9pm ET.




CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota:

Press Rep – Sydney

CNN Entertainment reporter Chloe Melas:

Press Rep – Sophie