Britney Spears Goes After Dad For Spying, Slaps Little Sis With Cease And Desist

By Drew de F Fawkes - Britney Spears, Roundhouse, London (Apple Music Festival 2016), CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=52312372

Jamie Spears is in hot water after a judge okayed a trial to determine if he spied on his daughter Britney Spears, while she was trapped under his rule in a conservatorship.

Jamie requested that the court force Britney to continue to pay the legal fees he incurred while  “winding up of the Conservatorship” the singer was recently released from. Britney’s attorney, Mathew Rosengart, alleged that Jamie had committed financial misconduct since the day he was given control over her assets.

Rosengart pointed out that Jamie owed a management firm run by Lou M. Taylor at least $40k when the conservatorship was established, then hired the same firm to represent Britney once he was granted control, paying them millions of dollars in commissions and fees. 

The filing stated that Jamie claimed Britney wasn’t able to take care of herself or her finances, but he was “intent on ensuring that she continued to generate significant earnings, a sizeable portion of which he distributed to himself and those within his inner circle.”   

The same documents included a declaration from a former FBI agent, who found that Jamie had illegally surveilled the star in her bedroom and monitored her phone, which included private conversations with her lawyer, fiance, and children.  

Jamie also requested the security agency he hired send him “specific items from Ms. Spears’s iCloud, such as therapy notes or text message[s],” that he knew he was not privy to. 

Beyond Britney, Jamie utilized the same company to collect private phone records and GPS location data of her mother Lynne, staffers, and former paramours. An evidentiary hearing has been set for July. 

Jamie’s lawyer said the allegations are “fake or taken out of context,” and in retaliation, requested that the judge unseal Britney’s health records, with a claim that the “public has the right to know.” 

Earlier this week, Rosengart took legal action against Britney’s little sister Jamie Lynn, who has been “referencing Britney derogatorily during [a] promotional campaign for her upcoming memoir, “Things I Should Have Said.”

Britney and Jamie Lynn have been locking horns on social media for days over allegations the younger Spears made during her press tour, including that Britney once brought a knife to Jamie Lynn’s room and locked them in because she was scared. 

The lawyer’s filing stated that if Jamie Lynn continues to “defame her” Britney will be “forced” to take legal action, though the “Toxic” singer was hesitant to file, because the last thing she wants “is to bring more attention to your ill-timed book and its misleading or outrageous claims about her.”

“Britney was the family’s breadwinner and she also otherwise supported you,” Rosengart said in a parting shot. “Publicly airing false or fantastical grievances is wrong, especially when designed to sell books.” 

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