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Jamie Spears wants Britney questioned over ‘child safety and [possible] drug use’

Jamie Spears is seeking to depose his daughter Britney Spears over ‘child safety and [possible] drug use’ as well as shocking allegations she made at a court hearing last summer about ‘abusive’ conservatorship.

His attorney reportedly reached out to the popstar’s legal team and asked to set up a date to have both Jamie and Britney sit for depositions in the matter, according to TMZ on Friday.

The outlet reports that Jamie specifically wants the 40-year-old questioned, under oath, about accusations made in a June hearing where she claimed she had been forced to have an IUD inserted and was barred from getting married. 

Battling it out: Jamie Spears is seeking to depose his daughter Britney Spears over 'child safety and [possible] drug use' as well as shocking allegations made at a court hearing last summer about 'abusive' conservatorship, TMZ reported

Battling it out: Jamie Spears is seeking to depose his daughter Britney Spears over ‘child safety and [possible] drug use’ as well as shocking allegations made at a court hearing last summer about ‘abusive’ conservatorship, TMZ reported

Since the headline making June hearing, Britney’s 13-year conservatorship was terminated by Judge Brenda Penny but the battle with her father and former conservator rages on.

Jamie’s lawyer emailed Britney’s attorney, Mathew Rosengart, requesting a time and date to have Britney deposed, TMZ reported.

Sources tell the outlet that the deposition will be ‘wide-ranging’ and cover questions about ‘child safety and [possible] drug use.’, as well as damning comments Britney made at her June conservatorship hearing. 

‘I feel ganged up on and bullied and alone. I am tired of being alone,’ she told Judge Brenda Penny during her long statement last summer. 

Spears likened her conservatorship situation to a sex-trafficked person who was caged without her own money or passport.

Britney’s team, meanwhile had already expressed an interest in having her father, Jamie, sit for a separate deposition over his alleged mismanagement of her conservatorship. 

Under oath: His attorney reportedly reached out to the popstar's legal team and asked to set up a date to have both Jamie and Britney sit for depositions in the matter, according to TMZ on Friday

Under oath: His attorney reportedly reached out to the popstar’s legal team and asked to set up a date to have both Jamie and Britney sit for depositions in the matter, according to TMZ on Friday 

This is just the latest in a long running legal fight between the Spears’. Just last week, lawyers for Britney Spears and her father Jamie went toe-to-toe at a hearing.

Jamie’s attorney Alex M. Weingarten requested that Judge Brenda Penny unseal Britney’s private medical records because he says the ‘public has the right to know’ the context around his decisions while acting as conservator.

Penny, however, disagreed and ruled to seal the conservatorship termination plan, citing Britney’s ‘right to privacy over her private medical information,’ according to the Los Angeles Times, which reviewed documents in the case.

The 40-year-old’s estate is formally back under her control however, her father is still battling with Britney’s lawyers over a declaration they recently filed by an investigator corroborating claims that a secret listening device was installed in her bedroom.

Jamie, 69, hit back at a recent explosive court filing from Britney’s lawyers detailing the findings of their investigation into accusations that he instructed a security team to spy on the star. 

Weingarten, called the results ‘nonsense’, adding that ‘virtually everything that is alleged is … fake or taken out of context,’ reported People.  

Topics: Sources tell the outlet that the deposition will be 'wide-ranging' and cover questions about 'child safety and [possible] drug use.', as well as damning comments Britney made at her June conservatorship hearing

Topics: Sources tell the outlet that the deposition will be ‘wide-ranging’ and cover questions about ‘child safety and [possible] drug use.’, as well as damning comments Britney made at her June conservatorship hearing 

Penny nixed Jamie’s request to unseal the records, as well as put a hold on conservatorship funds, the paper reported.

Britney’s lawyer Mathew Rosengart said that the singer shouldn’t be responsible for the $30 million in legal fees Jamie racked up during his time as conservator, the paper reported. 

The hearing came on the heels of a declaration filed by Rosengart from former FBI agent Sherine Ebadi, who backed assertions that Jamie instructed Black Box Security ‘to place a secret recording device in Ms. Spears’s bedroom,’ E! News reported. 

Attorneys for Britney Spears hired the former federal agent, who currently oversees forensic investigations for a private firm, to look into troubling allegations leveled by a former security company employee tasked with looking after the star.  

Following an investigation, an investigator hired by Britney’s legal team corroborated the claims that Jamie had a listening device secretly planted in her bedroom.

Ebadi was told by Alex Vlasov, the former Black Box security employee, that under Jamie’s instructions, a recording decide was duct-taped ‘behind furniture so it could not be seen’ in Britney’s bedroom. 

Troubling: The outlet reports that Jamie specifically wants the 40-year-old questioned, under oath, about accusations made in a June hearing where she claimed she had been forced to have an IUD inserted and was barred from getting married.

Troubling: The outlet reports that Jamie specifically wants the 40-year-old questioned, under oath, about accusations made in a June hearing where she claimed she had been forced to have an IUD inserted and was barred from getting married.

A ‘separate battery pack’ as also allegedly added to the hidden device ‘to permit continuous recording for a longer period of time.’

‘Communications between Ms. Spears and her personal court-appointed attorney, Sam Ingham, were among the private communications that Black Box and Mr. Spears monitored,’ Ebadi wrote in the declaration. 

‘Mr. Vlasov told me that Mr. Spears was particularly interested in his daughter’s attorney-client communications and wanted regular updates from Black Box on the substance of those privileged messages. 

‘Surveillance of Ms. Spears’s communications with her lawyer continued until at least 2020, when [Black Box owner Edan Yemini] instructed Mr. Vlasov to cease reviewing attorney-client privileged communications.’

According to the declaration, Ebadi felt that the results of her inquiry into the matter ‘raise criminal implications’ for Jamie Spears. 

The allegations that Jamie Spears spied on his daughter were first raised by a former employee of Black Box Security in a New York Times documentary on the hitmaker, Controlling Britney Spears.  

‘I corroborated the Times’s reporting on Mr. Spears’s extensive, surveillance efforts, including of Ms. Spears’s attorney-client communications and private conversations in her bedroom,’ she stated in this latest declaration.

Deadline previously reported that the FBI were looking into whether the law was broken, with Jamie insisting his daughter knew of the surveillance arrangements. Under California law, both parties must consent to a conversation being recorded.

The actions were taken prior to a judge officially putting an end to her conservatorship on November 12.

At the time, Britney’s lawyer said the allegations ‘magnify the need to suspend Mr. Spears immediately.’ 

Initial claims: The allegations that Jamie Spears spied on his daughter were first raised by a former employee of Black Box Security in a New York Times documentary on the hitmaker, Controlling Britney Spears

Initial claims: The allegations that Jamie Spears spied on his daughter were first raised by a former employee of Black Box Security in a New York Times documentary on the hitmaker, Controlling Britney Spears 

‘Mr. Spears has crossed unfathomable lines,’ said the singer’s lawyer in a contemporaneous court filing. ‘While they are not evidence, the allegations warrant serious investigation, certainly by Ms. Spears as, among other things, California is a ‘two-party’ consent state.’ 

His furious remarks were a reference to a New York Times documentary released on Hulu detailing the surveillance claims.

Alex Vlasov, a former employee of Black Box Security, told The New York Times that the Spears’s phone calls and messages were secretly recorded as part of her 13-year conservatorship, overseen by her father. 

‘All of his actions were well within the parameters of the authority conferred upon him by the court,’ a lawyer for Jamie Spears told the Times when the documentary came out. 

‘His actions were done with the knowledge and consent of Britney, her court-appointed attorney, and/or the court. Jamie’s record as conservator — and the court’s approval of his actions — speak for themselves.’  

'All of his actions were well within the parameters of the authority conferred upon him by the court,' a lawyer for Jamie Spears told the Times when the documentary came out. 'His actions were done with the knowledge and consent of Britney'

‘All of his actions were well within the parameters of the authority conferred upon him by the court,’ a lawyer for Jamie Spears told the Times when the documentary came out. ‘His actions were done with the knowledge and consent of Britney’


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