Britney Spears’ attorney claimed in new court documents that Jamie Spears paid a security agency $6 million from Britney Spears’ estate to remotely monitor his daughter and ex-wife.
Britney Spears’ lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, filed the fresh documents ahead of a hearing scheduled for Wednesday in the singer’s ongoing legal struggle over her recently terminated conservatorship. The present legal struggle concerns payments from her estate, with Jamie Spears requesting that the court order his daughter to pay his legal bills before the conservatorship was revoked.
Between 2008 and 2021, Spears was under a legal agreement that gave a group of people, including her father, control of her personal life and estate. Jamie Spears submitted a petition to remove Britney Spears’ conservatorship on September 7, describing it as a “major” court success for the pop star’s legal team. On November 12, the conservatorship officially ended.
Jamie Spears used security firm Black Box to gather private phone records and collect GPS “ping data” from Britney Spears and her mother Lynne, according to The New York Times.
Jamie Spears’ lawyers reacted to Rosengart’s submission during the Wednesday hearing, rejecting the changes made in the document.
According to court records filed by Rosengart, Alex Vlasov, a former Black Box employee, revealed to ex-FBI Special Agent Sherine Ebadi that the security firm viewed Britney Spears like a client and that her father was the one who gave the orders.
According to court documents and a sworn declaration by Ebadi included in Rosengart’s filings, Black Box was already monitoring the singer’s phones when Vlasov started working there in 2012. The firm “cycled through several different technologies, including various monitoring software, to accomplish the secret surveillance” of Britney Spears.
According to court filings, Britney Spears’ switch from a Blackberry to an iPhone in 2013 resulted in a “temporary stoppage of monitoring.”
Jamie Spears’ attorneys fought back on these claims at the tense Wednesday hearing, arguing, “Almost every allegation was false. They’re all complete bullshit.”