Rep. Gaetz invites Britney Spears to testify before Congress
UPDATED 4:02 PM PT – Thursday, July 1, 2021
Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz (Fla.) has invited pop star Britney Spears to testify before Congress and share her story about the conservatorship she has been under for over a decade. On Wednesday, Gaetz made the announcement that he and a few other prominent Republicans in the House wrote a letter to Spears asking her to tell Congress her story.
Gaetz’s letter follows a judge ruling that denied Spears’ request to remove her father from her conservatorship. According to court documents filed by the Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, the request made by the “princess of pop” was denied “without prejudice.”
Britney Spears wants justice and accountability.
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) July 1, 2021
Last week, Spears gave a personal testimony speaking against the conservatorship, arguing the court mandate is abusive and made allegations of “forced labor, forced medical treatment and therapy, improper medical care and limitations on personal rights.”
Since 2008, her financial estate has been under the control of her father, Jamie Spears, when the pop star suffered a public mental health crisis where she was hospitalized for psychiatric treatment.