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Britney Spears has been invited to share her conservatorship story with Congress


By Sarah Finnan
17th Feb 2022
Britney Spears has been invited to share her conservatorship story with Congress

Britney’s fight for freedom even reached Congress who subsequently penned a letter to the singer, inviting her to Washington D.C. to share her story.

It’s been over three months since Britney Spears was finally freed from the grips of the oppressive conservatorship she had lived under for 13 years. 

Three months may seem minuscule in the grand scheme of things, but a lot’s happened since November 12. Jamie Spears filed a petition requesting to have his legal fees paid for by Britney. Lynne Spears followed suit and did the same. Jamie Lynn Spears wrote a book, went on a podcast and has been adding a whole lot of fuel to the fire. 

As for Britney, she’s been trying to enjoy her independence as best she can, often updating fans with long captioned posts on Instagram… the latest of which saw the singer reveal that even the United States Congress has reached out to her in the wake of her conservatorship being lifted. 

Uploading a photo of a letter she received a few months ago from Charlie Crist and Eric Swalwell, two members of Congress, it appears to be an invitation to Britney and her attorney, Matthew Rosengart,  asking them both to the White House to share how they “achieved justice”. 

“I received this letter months ago. An invitation to share my story… I was immediately flattered and at the time I wasn’t nearly at the healing stage I’m in now,” the singer wrote on Instagram. 

“I’m grateful that my story was even ACKNOWLEDGED,” she continued. “Because of the letter, I felt heard and like I mattered for the first time in my life!!! In a world where your own family goes against you, it’s actually hard to find people that get it and show empathy!!!! Again, I’m not here to be a victim although I’m the first to admit I’m pretty messed up by it all,” she continued.

“I want to help others in vulnerable situations, take life by the balls and be brave!!! I wish I would have been… I was so scared and nothing is worse than your own family doing what they did to me… I’m lucky to have a small circle of adorable friends who I can count on,” she concluded before thanking Congress for extending the hand of friendship. 

The letter itself, which begins by congratulating Britney and Rosengart for their “historic victories”, claims that Congress had been following the case “closely” – later adding that everyone was “elated” that she was able to remove her father and finally terminate her conservatorship altogether. “Your journey towards justice will inspire and empower many others who are improperly silenced by the conservatorship process,” the letter continues. 

Assuring Britney that she has “no obligation to do anything more but fight for [herself]”, it’s yet unclear whether Ms Spears actually will take Congress up on the offer to speak before them. It does seem a little convenient that they’re all so interested in Britney’s story only now that she’s free though. While conservatorships are typically governed by state laws, changes to the process are long overdue and Congress, as the legislative branch of the federal government that represents the American people and *makes the nation’s laws*, has the power to implement those changes. Something we all know they didn’t do at the time, when Britney needed help.

All we can say is… Britney for President.