ATLANTA — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is among four lawmakers that have invited Britney Spears to testify before Congress about her conservatorship battle with her father.
A California judge on Wednesday denied the singer’s request to have her father removed from the financial aspects of her conservatorship.
Spears appeared in court on June 23 to make a direct appeal to the court. In that emotional statement, Spears said that she was being exploited and “bullied” by the conservatorship -- and specifically, by her father, Jamie Spears, 68.
“I’m traumatized, I’m not happy,” Spears, 39, said during last week’s appeal. “I can’t sleep. I’m so angry, It’s insane.”
Jamie Spears controlled his daughter’s personal life for most of the 13 year existence of the conservatorship, KABC reported. Now, he only oversees her money and business dealings, along with an estate management firm, the television station reported.
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Confidential court records revealed that Spears had raised issues with her father’s role as early as 2014 and has repeatedly asked to terminate the conservatorship completely.
On Thursday, Reps. Matt Gaetz, Burgess Owens, Andy Biggs and Greene signed a letter inviting Spears to testify before Congress.
“We have been following your conservatorship battle with deep concern. We could see the struggle and torment you were enduring. We could see the obvious financial, emotional and psychological abuse at the hands of your conservators,” the letter reads. “You owe nothing to anyone; you deserve to live a life of freedom and to choose your own path. Many others have used their fame to advance social, political, and criminal justice reform. We hope you will choose to accept our invitation to express your interest in speaking to Congress and to America for the sake of the justice you and many Americans deserve.”
The lawmakers closed their letter by saying, “We stand with you, Britney – whatever you decide.”
Britney Spears’ fortune has been estimated at nearly $60 million, the New York Times reported. A professional conservator took over her personal care on an ongoing, temporary basis in 2019, the newspaper reported.
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