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Britney Spears shares letter of congratulations from US Congress

The letter congratulated the singer for winning the battle to end her 13-year conservatorship

By Hollie Geraghty

Britney Spears smiles for press against a blue background wearing aa green strappy dress
Britney Spears successfully ended her conservatorship in November last year (Photo: AP).

Britney Spears has shared a letter she received from US congress congratulating her on the “historic victories” of her conservatorship battle.

Yesterday (February 16), the singer posted a picture of the letter on Instagram, writing that she was “immediately flattered and at the time I wasn’t nearly at the healing stage I’m in now”.

In November Spears successfully won the battle to end her 13-year conservatorship under her father.

In the letter dated December 1, 2021, Congress members Charlie Crist and Eric Swalwell wrote: “Your journey towards justice will inspire and empower many others who are improperly silenced by the conservatorship process.”

They stated that it was “especially troubling” to see that Spears was unable for years to hire her own counsel to represent her personal and financial interests. The letter also highlighted that Spears was allegedly forced to work against her will, something she spoke about in court in June 2021.

“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.”

Spears continued on her Instagram caption: “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!!!!”

She added that she wants to help others in vulnerable situations. “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.”

She finished the caption: “In the mean time thank you to Congress for inviting me to the White House.”

Spears has continued to be outspoken against her family, including her younger sister Jamie Lynn.

Last month the singer threatened to sue her sister over what Spears described as “derogatory” remarks.

In a cease and desist letter, Spears’ lawyer Matthew Rosengart took aim at Jamie Lynn’s new memoir, ‘Things I Should Have Said’, which he claimed is “ill-timed” and contains a number of “misleading or outrageous claims.”

The feud became public when Jamie Lynn made an appearance on Good Morning America to promote the book. She claimed to have been involved in the termination of Spears’ conservatorship, describing herself as “my sister’s biggest supporter.”

However, in the book, Jamie Lynn describes Britney’s past behaviour as “paranoid”, “spiralling” and “erratic”.

Rosengart said: “Publicly airing false or fantastical grievances is wrong, especially when designed to sell books. It is also potentially unlawful and defamatory.”