Two congressmen in the United States, one from the Republican Party and the other from the Democrat, presented this Tuesday a bill that aims to facilitate changes in the legal guardianship of Britney Spears and other people affected by the same measure.
The initiative, which exemplifies the case of the singer, It is called “law of freedom and the right to emancipate oneself from exploitation” (freedom and right to emancipate from exploitation act), which responds to FREE Act for its acronym in English, a nod to the movement #FreeBritney.
“Con la FREE Act, we would free Britney along with the countless elderly and disabled people abused and exploited by a broken system“Democratic congressman Charlie Crist (Florida), promoter of the project together with Republican Nancy Mace (South Carolina), said in a statement.
The law would allow that the people under guardianship can request the removal of a guardian and replace him with another relative, public employee or private professional.
Currently, those affected by legal guardianship have to prove that abuse or fraud has been perpetrated to achieve substantial changes, something difficult since the design of the legal mechanism itself reduces their powers and they must be represented at all times by a designated lawyer by the courts.
“We want to make sure that we add transparency and accountability to the guardianship process. The guardianship of Britney Spears is a nightmare. If this can happen to her, it can happen to anyone, “Mace added.
The bill is not the only gesture that US policy has made in the case of Britney.
A group of US Republican legislators invited the singer to testify before Congress a few weeks ago to explain the legal battle he waged against his father, Jamie Spears, for the guardianship that for 13 years controls all aspects of his life.
The Spears case has caused the Republican sympathy because, in his opinion, the tutelage imposed on the artist violates some of the most important basic principles of her ideology, such as individualism, freedom and independence from the State.
But also some Democrats have expressed their solidarity with the interpreter of ‘Toxic’.
For example, Democratic Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bob Casey asked Health Secretary Xavier Becerra and Attorney General Merrick Garland for more information on the legal figure that allows Britney’s father to have full control over the artist’s estate. , valued at $ 60 million.
On Britney’s legal battle, Los Angeles Superior Court allowed him to choose his own attorney last week, a precedent-setting substantial change in guardianship following the resignations of his former designated attorney, his artistic representative, and an investment fund that controlled his wealth.