Britney Spears feels ‘heard’ as she shares an invitation to meet with Congress to discuss her conservatorship case.
The 40-year-old ‘Stronger’ singer recently shared a picture of the invite she received from the United States Congress, signed by Eric Swalwell and Democratic representative Charlie Crist of Florida, to meet with them, revealed on her Instagram post on Wednesday.
“Britney Spears invited to Congress by Dem Reps. Swalwell, Crist to discuss conservatorships”, The Hill Tweeted.
The letter, which was issued on December 1, 2021, began by congratulating the American singer and her attorney Mathew Rosengart for their “historic victories.”
“It goes without saying that we have been following your conservatorship closely and we’re elated that you were able to both remove your father as a years-long conservator in September and finally terminate your conservatorship entirely in November,” reads the letter.
It further says, “your journey toward justice will inspire and empower many others who are improperly silenced by the conservatorship process”.
“Many concerning issues that are commonplace in the guardianship and conservatorship process were brought to light. Especially troubling was news that, for years, you were unable to hire your own counsel to represent your personal and financial interests. 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.
“To that end, we wanted to personally invite you and your counsel to meet with us in Congress at a mutually convenient time to describe in your own words how you achieved justice,” the letter reads.
The letter written on the U.S. Congress letterhead concluded with, “There is no doubt that your story will empower countless others outside the millions that are already inspired by you and your art.
“Please know that you have absolutely no obligation to do anything more but fight for yourself, but if you are willing, we would appreciate learning more about the emotional and financial turmoil you faced within the conservatorship system.
“We applaud your inspiring fight and stand ready to assist you in any way that we can,”
Britney wrote that she is “immediately flattered” by the note and to share her side of the story for the post caption. However, that “at the time I wasn’t nearly at the healing stage I’m in now.”
“Number 1 – I’m grateful that my story was even ACKNOWLEDGED!” she said. “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 … I want to help others in vulnerable situations, take life by the balls and be brave!” she continued.
Britney concluded her statement by saying, “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 … In the meantime thank you to Congress for inviting me to the White House,”
Britney Spears always shakes the industry with her controversies. First, because of her conservatorship, her ‘complicated’ relationship with sister Jamie Lynn and now this invitation from the United States Congress.
Her conservatorship ended on Nov 12, 2021.