Britney Spears’ lawyers have called for Jamie Spears to give a deposition (Picture: Getty/AP)
Britney Spears’ lawyers have hit out at her father Jamie Spears for ‘stonewalling’ their requests for him to give evidence on his conduct during the singer’s conservatorship.
Jamie was daughter Britney’s conservator from 2008 until the rule was finally lifted in November 2021, controlling her personal and financial decisions.
Britney’s lawyers have repeatedly asked Jamie to give a deposition to answer ‘fundamental’ questions, including how much money he was paid from the conservatorship while he was running her finances.
Mathew Rosengart, lawyer for the Toxic star, says her father ‘can run, but he cannot forever hide from his legal and fiduciary obligations’ and urged him to ‘do what is right, voluntarily’.
Legal documents obtained by PA see Jamie accused of running ‘a corrupted and conflicted conservatorship that stripped his daughter of certain fundamental liberties’ and earned him ‘at least’ $6.3million dollars (£5million), as well as using Britney’s estate to enrich his associates.
Mr Rosengart added: ‘His stonewalling and obfuscation must not stop the truth from coming to light; it has only required that the parties expend unnecessary resources in a protracted battle to obtain his compliance.
Jamie Spears was Britney’s conservator from 2008 (Picture: INSTAGRAM)
‘But, after using his daughter’s money for more than 13 years to fund his legal fees and expenses, for the first time, Mr Spears will now have to pay his own legal fees.’
Jamie was also accused of spying on Britney using covert recording devices in her bedroom, which he will also be questioned on.
A device was allegedly duct-taped behind an item of furniture in Britney’s room, fitted with an extra battery pack to allow it to record for longer periods.
Jamie is also asked to address claims of ‘cruelty and bullying’ towards his daughter throughout the conservatorship.
Lawyers accused Jamie Spears of ‘stonewalling’ their requests (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)
Mr Rosengart’s filing concludes: ‘We once again ask and implore, in all sincerity, that Mr Spears and his counsel do what is right, voluntarily.
‘Be decent. Please, stop harassing and bullying your daughter. Please, leave your daughter alone.’
Jamie’s attorney refuted claims of wrongdoing in a statement on his behalf in September after he was suspended from his role as conservator.
It read: ‘Mr Spears loves his daughter Britney unconditionally. For thirteen years, he has tried to do what is in her best interests, whether as a conservator or her father.
‘This started with agreeing to serve as her conservator when she voluntarily entered into the conservatorship. This included helping her revive her career and re-establish a relationship with her children.
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‘For anyone who has tried to help a family member dealing with mental health issues, they can appreciate the tremendous amount of daily worry and work this required.
‘For Mr Spears, this also meant biting his tongue and not responding to all the false, speculative, and unsubstantiated attacks on him by certain members of the public, media, or more recently, Britney’s own attorney.’
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