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Britney Spears’ desperate father hits new low by asking court to make medical records public

Nola Ojomu January 20, 2022
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Jamie Spears leaving court and Britney Spears at the GLAAD Awards

Britney Spears' lawyer has asked that Jamie Spears be immediately suspended from her conservatorship. (Getty)

Britney Spears’s legal battle against her father Jamie Spears has taken another bitter turn as he tries to make her private medical records public.

After Britney won her battle to not only remove her father from his position of power within her conservatorship, but to scrap the legal arrangement altogether, Jamie Spears is now vying for her medical records to be unsealed by the court.

Jamie’s lawyer asked Los Angeles Superior Court judge Brenda Penny to file a motion to unseal Britney’s health records next month and claimed that the “public has the right to know” more context on Wednesday (19 January), according to People.

As stated by Variety, lawyer Alex M Weingarten claimed that Britney and her lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, were using the media to drive public sympathy and demanded that the court to unseal all records from the entire case so that the “truth” would be revealed.

However, Rosengart immediately responded as he labelled the request “offensive” and “highly inappropriate.”

“We don’t think a father who loves his daughter would file to unseal her medical records,” he said.

Britney Spears’s family: Jamie Spears, Bryan Spears, Jamie-Lynn Spears, Britney Spears and Lynne Spears (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)

Weingarten then asked Judge Penny to set a date to unseal the aforementioned documents, but she did not comply with his request.

Judge asked to force Britney to put money aside for dad’s legal fees

The heated court hearing also saw Rosengart claim that his team has “strong evidence” of financial mismanagement and violative surveillance on Jamie’s part during his time as Britney’s conservator.

His filing included a declaration by Sherine Ebadi, an investigator at Kroll and former FBI agent who was retained by Britney’s legal team to investigate Jamie’s management of the estate.

Ebadi has corroborated the claims made by former Black Box Security employee Alex Vlasov in The New York Times documentary Controlling Britney Spears that Jamie had the firm monitor Britney’s phone, including private communications with her then-lawyer Sam Ingham, her now-fiancé Sam Asghari and her children.

Britney Spears' lawyer Mathew Rosengart at following a conservatorship court hearing, outside the Stanley Mosk courthouse in Los Angeles, California
Britney Spears attorney Mathew Rosengart (AFP/ Getty Images/ Patrick T. Fallon)

The “Piece Of Me” singer shares sons Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, with ex-husband Kevin Federline.

In the filings, Rosengart alleged that Jamie and his lawyers took more than $36million (£26.4m) from the pop star’s estate – including $6million (£4.4m) in fees to Black Box.

Variety reported that Jamie’s lawyer, Weingarten, accused Rosengart of fabricating these allegations and planting them in the press, which led Britney’s lawyer to call Jamie’s attorney a liar.

Rosengart also claimed that Jamie tried to pitch his own cooking show to various networks in 2015 by leveraging his daughter’s fame.

Weingarten went on to request that a portion of money be set aside so lawyers’ fees may be eventually cleared but Judge Penny ruled it was not necessary to set aside a reserve from Britney’s estate.

The next hearing has now been set for 27 July.

Since Britney broke her silence on the conservatorship that controlled her life for almost 14 years, she has rallied against her family for the part they played in her misery.

Indeed, the singer has most recently been caught up in a war of words with her younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears over her newly-released memoir, leading Britney to issue a cease and desist letter.

PinkNews has reached out to Britney Spears’ and Jamie Spears’ representatives for comment.

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