Lawyers for Britney Spears and her father Jamie went head-to-head Wednesday at a hearing over the termination of Popstar’s guardianship, which was officially vacated back in November.
The 40-year-old’s assets are formally under his control, however, his father is still battling with Brittany’s lawyers over a declaration he recently filed by an investigator confirming claims that A secret listening device was installed in his bedroom.
Additionally, Jamie’s lawyer is requesting that Judge Brenda Penny remove Britney’s personal medical records because she says the ‘public has a right to know’ in the context of her decisions while acting as a guardian.
In court: Jamie Spears asked a judge at Wednesday’s hearing to release Britney’s sealed medical records to help her defend herself against allegations of spying on her without her consent, People reported
Jamie, 69, details the findings of his investigation on Tuesday into an explosives court filing on behalf of Brittany’s lawyers, saying he had instructed a security team to spy on the star.
His lawyer, Alex M. Weingarten, called the results “nonsense,” and said that “virtually everything that is alleged … is faked or taken out of context,” reported People.
To properly defend themselves against the claims, Jamie’s attorneys seek sealed information from Brittany’s long-running conservatism case, which is ‘to demonstrate that there is no evidence of these allegations.’
This sealed information includes Brittany’s health records which Jamie’s lawyer thinks ‘the public has a right to know’ for reference.
About: Jamie’s lawyer, Alex M. Weingarten, has called the results of an investigation ‘nonsense’, confirming claims of espionage on Brittany, adding that ‘virtually everything that is alleged … fake or out of context’ has been taken out’
Brittany and her father are also battling over attorney and fiduciary fees, and Judge Brenda Penney has yet to make a ruling on that. The next hearing is scheduled for later in the summer.
The hearing follows an announcement filed by Britney’s attorney Matthew Rosengart on behalf of a former FBI agent, Sherin Ebadi, which supported the claim that Jamie allowed Black Box Security to ‘put a secret recording device in Miss Spears’ bedroom’. Was instructed, ‘E! News reported.
Britney Spears’ attorneys hired the former federal agent, who currently oversees forensic investigations for a private firm, to look into troubling allegations made by a former security company employee who cared for Starr. Is for.
At Wednesday’s hearing, Jamie’s lawyer called Ebadi’s comments a ‘false statement’ [and] lies’ and even accused Brittany’s team of planting the origin story in a New York Times documentary.
After an investigation, an investigator hired by Brittany’s legal team confirmed the claim that Jamie had a hearing aid secretly installed in her bedroom.
Alex Vlasov, a former Black Box security employee, told Ebadi that under Jamie’s instructions, a recording decision was ‘duct-taped to the back of the furniture in Brittany’s bedroom so that it could not be seen.
His side of the story: In order to defend themselves appropriately against the claims, Jamie’s attorneys want sealed information from Brittany’s long-running conservatism case to demonstrate ‘there is no evidence of these allegations’ widespread duly issued.
A ‘separate battery pack’ has reportedly been added to the hidden device to ‘allow longer continuous recording’.
Ebadi wrote in the announcement, ‘Communications between Ms. Spears and her personal court-appointed attorney, Sam Ingham, were among the personal communications of the black box and surveillance of Mr. Spears.’
‘Mr. Vlasov told me Mr Spears was particularly interested in his daughter’s lawyer-client communications and wanted regular updates from the black box on the essence of those privileged messages.
‘Monitoring of Ms Spears’ communications with her attorney continued until at least 2020, when [Black Box owner Edan Yemini] Instructed Mr. Vlasov to stop reviewing attorney-client privileged communications.’
According to the announcement, Ebadi felt that the results of his investigation in the case “created criminal ramifications” for Jamie Spears.
Trouble: The hearing follows an announcement filed by Britney’s attorney Matthew Rosengart on behalf of a former FBI agent Sherin Ebadi, who supported the claim that Jamie allowed Black Box Security to ‘put a secret recording device in Ms. Spears’ bedroom’ was instructed.
She said that Jamie, who oversaw Britney’s 13-year stereotype, ‘engaged in it and instructed others to engage in unconscionable violations’ [Britney’s] Privacy and civil liberties,’ Page Six reported.
Jamie Spears’ allegations of spying on her daughter were first raised by a former Black Box Security employee in a New York Times documentary on the hitmaker, Controlling Britney Spears.
Kroll Associates, the private firm where Ebadi works, also concluded that Black Box was paid $6 million for their services, according to new court documents.
Following the explosive allegations in late September 2021, Britney’s legal team had her mansion cleared of bugs and surveillance cameras allegedly by Kroll Associates.
Walls, furniture, decorations, doors, vents and ceilings were all allegedly searched by Ebadi’s firm for listening devices or other hidden surveillance.
In his announcement, Ebadi said he interviewed the former security staffer on his “disturbing allegations” in the documentary shortly after it aired on Hulu.
“I confirmed the Times’ reporting on Mr. Spears’ extensive, surveillance efforts, including Ms. Spears’ attorney-client communications and private conversations in her bedroom,” she said in this latest announcement.
Deadline previously reported that the FBI is investigating whether the law was broken, with Jamie insisting that his daughter is aware of the surveillance system. Under California law, both parties must consent to the conversation being recorded.
The action was taken before a judge officially ended her conservatism on 12 November.
At the time, Britney’s lawyer said the allegations ‘increased the need for Mr Spears to be suspended immediately.’
Initial claim: Jamie Spears accused of spying on her daughter was first leveled by a former Black Box Security employee in a New York Times documentary on the hitmaker, Controlling Britney Spears.
‘Mr. Spears has crossed bottomless lines,’ the singer’s lawyer said in a contemporary court filing. ‘While they are not evidence, the allegations require a serious investigation, certainly by Ms Spears, because among other things, California is a ‘two-party’ consent state.’
His fiery remarks were a reference to a New York Times documentary released on Hulu detailing the surveillance claims.
Alex Vlasov, a former Black Box Security employee, told The New York Times that Spears’ phone calls and messages were secretly recorded as part of her 13-year tutelage, which was overseen by her father.
When the documentary came out, a lawyer for Jamie Spears told the Times, “All of his actions were within the standards of authority given to him by the court.”
‘Their actions were carried out with the knowledge and consent of Brittany, her court-appointed lawyer and/or the court. Jamie’s record as a mentor – and the court’s acceptance of his actions – speak for itself.’
Britney, meanwhile, is locked in a public feud with her younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears over the release of Jamie’s new memoir, Things I Should Have Said. Her lawyer fired a cease-and-desist letter to Jamie Lynn and threatened her with legal action if she continued to publicly humiliate Brittany while promoting the book.
Family feud: Meanwhile, Britney is locked in a public feud with her younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears over the release of Jamie’s new memoir, Things I Should Have Said (seen in 2003).