Britney Spears recently shared that she was invited by members of the US Congress to meet and discuss the details of her infamous conservatorship, which was officially ended last year after more than 13 years.
Spears took to Instagram yesterday (February 16) to share screenshots of a letter sent to her by two members of the US Congress, California’s Eric Swalwell and Florida’s Charlie Crist.
The letter, dated December 1, 2021, opens by congratulating the pop princess and her legal team, led by Mathew Rosengart, on their “historical victories” following the termination of Britney’s conservatorship in the previous month.
Crist and Swalwell go on to acknowledge that Spears’ trial shed light on the ongoing issues of many conservatorships.
“Especially troubling was news that, for years, you were unable to hire your own counsel to represent your personal and financial interests,” it reads. “Other issues surrounding the initial petition, the eventual permanence of the conservatorship, and being forced to engage in employment against your will, are all equaling [sic] concerning.”
The pair of congress-members invited Spears and her team to visit them in Congress to “describe in your own words how you achieved justice”, adding that they “would appreciate learning more about the emotional and financial turmoil you faced within the conservatorship system”.
In the caption of her Instagram post, Spears admitted that when she’d received the letter in December, she “wasn’t nearly at the healing stage I’m in now”, and that she “felt heard and like I mattered for the first time in my life” as a result.
“In a world where your own family goes against you, it’s actually hard to find people that get it and show empathy,” she continued, likely in reference to her sister Jamie Lynn Spears, who received a cease and desist letter from Britney after speaking “derogatorily” about her when promoting her new memoir, “Things I Should Have Said”.
While it remains unclear if Spears plans on meeting with Congress, she added that she wants “to help others in vulnerable situations, take life by the balls and be brave”.