Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz is calling for a hearing on court-ordered conservatorships pointing to pop star Britney Spears’s case.
Rep. Gaetz called her situation the “most striking example” of a questionable guardianship situation.
Adding that there’s been a growing public concern about such arrangements depriving people of personal rights.
Spears’ conservatorship was recently dissected in the New York Times’ documentary Framing Britney Spears.
The substantial assets of the “Oops!…I Did It Again” singer, who is now 39, have been under her father’s control since 2008.
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Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) expressed sympathy for Spears and demanded that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) host a televised inquiry.
“Given the constitutional freedoms at stake and opaqueness of these arrangements, it is incumbent upon our Committee to convene a hearing to examine whether Americans are trapped unjustly in conservatorships,” Gaetz and Jordan write.
“When situations suggest the unjust deprivation of those rights by the government, we have an obligation to conduct oversight and explore potential remedies.”