Britney Spears recently shared a letter she received from the Congress of the United States, which was signed by Congressman Eric Swalwell and Charlie Crist.
The letter included an invitation to speak to Congress about her case that birthed the #FreeBritney movement. “It goes without saying that we have been following your conservatorship closely, and we are 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,” a part of the letter wrote.
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“Your journey toward justice will inspire and empower many others who are improperly silenced by the conservatorship process,” the letter continued.
“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,” the letter added.
“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 read. “There is no doubt that your story will empower countless others outside the millions that you and your art already inspire. We applaud your inspiring fight and stand ready to assist you in any way that we can,” the letter, which was written on the letterhead of the United States Congress, concluded.
Britney Spears Says She Feels Heard
In the caption of the letter she shared to her Instagram, the singer wrote that she felt heard and was immediately flattered by the invitation to share her story. She added that she felt validated and grateful that her experience was acknowledged. She said that she felt that she mattered for the first time in her life because of the letter.
She also addressed her family, explaining how “in a world where your own family goes against you, it can be difficult to find people who understand the situation and offer empathy.”
However, the pop star emphasized that she was not interested in being “a victim” but instead wants to focus on helping others in similar situations like she was in.
“I am not here to be a victim although I am the first to admit I am pretty messed up by it all. I want to help others in vulnerable situations, take life by the balls and be brave!!!” she wrote. “I wish I would have been. I was so scared and nothing is worse than your own family doing what they did to me.”
She finalized her post by saying that she was grateful for the “small circle of adorable friends who I can count on.”
Responses From Fans
After her heartfelt caption, fans flocked to the post to praise and applaud Spears.
“Your courage will inspire others, your strength will motivate many, your voice has and will change lives. You are powerful. Beautiful. And strong. This is why I call you lioness,” her fiancé Sam Asghari commented.
Another commenter wrote, “This is actually incredible. Beauty comes from ashes! The injustice and horrible treatment you have received is bringing light to the abuse that takes place for so many and through your story, others will be saved too!”
A third fan commented, “you are unbelievably brave and undefeatably strong, I am so proud of you Britney.”
In September 2021, Spears’ father got suspended as her conservator. A year later, she pleaded with the court to end his conservatorship control, which she labeled abusive. She also added that her father tried to rip off part of her finances.
Her father initially took control of her finances and decisions in 2008. This was two months after the singer was placed on two psychiatric holds, inciting the conservatorship motion.
Her initial psychiatric visit came after she refused to give up custody to her ex-husband Kevin Federline based on the custody arrangement.
The conservatorship was extended indefinitely by the end of the year, eventually totaling 13 years.
She And Her Sister Are Not On Good Terms
The “Toxic” singer has been involved in a nasty public feud with sister Jamie Lynn Spears. The drama between them became heated with the release of Jamie’s book “Things I Should Have Said.”
She referred to her childhood and made claims about her sister. Spears, who thought she was about to exploit her story, did not take kindly to it.
She made that known publicly, calling her sister a lying scum who bragged about the massive sales of her book.
Things did not cool off even after Jamie revealed plans to launch her podcast.