Britney Spears' Attorney Accuses Jamie Spears Of Taking Millions From Her, Claims He Tried To Get His Own Cooking Show During Conservatorship
Calling him out!
Britney Spears' lawyer alleged the pop star's father, Jamie Spears, took millions of dollars from her while serving as conservator of her estate.
In new legal documents filed by attorney Mathew Rosengart, Jamie is accused of paying himself over $6 million throughout his 13 years in charge of his daughter's controversial conservatorship.
In the docs obtained by Variety, Britney's lawyer insisted Jamie paid himself "at least $6 million," in addition to, "more than $30 million," that he, "petitioned for fees to be paid to dozens of different law firms."
The new filing also exposed the 69-year-old for trying to pitch his own cooking show in 2015 — which would have been titled "Cookin' Cruzin' and Chaos with Jamie Spears" — while working closely with his daughter's staff during his time as conservator.
"Mr. Spears also exploited his role as Conservator to prevail upon Ms. Spear's tour staff to help him turn his catering business into a Hollywood career," the docs stated.
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Rosengart's filing comes in response to Jamie's request to have the "Toxic" singer continue to pay his legal fees, even though she was freed from the restrictive arrangement back in November.
"Mr. Spears, an ignominiously-suspended conservator — of a conservatorship that has been terminated — now seeks to siphon even more money from his daughter,” the attorney reportedly stated in the new docs. “Mr. Spears should be required to pay his legal fees… if he has already dissipated those funds, he should consider hiring other, less expensive counsel whom he can afford.”
While Jamie argued he engaged in no wrongdoing during his time as conservator, and therefore his daughter should continue to cover his legal expenses, Rosengart insisted the court should reject Jamie's request because, "the allegations of misconduct against him are specific, credible and serious, running from abuse to conflicts of interest, financial mismanagement and corruption of the conservatorship to implicating state and federal law."
Britney's lawyer also cited findings by former F.B.I. agent Sherine Ebadi, who has been investigating the claims that the singer's security team, Black Box Security, was monitoring her calls and recording her private conversations in her bedroom. Ebadi's investigation with Kroll Associates, Inc., to examine Jamie's actions while acting as conservator is still ongoing.
Meanwhile, a court hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, January 19, to discuss Jamie's petition to have his legal fees covered by his estranged daughter.