The lawyer representing Britney Spears in her conservatorship case accused her father Jamie Spears of extorting the pop star for $2 million in trade for stepping down as her conservator.
In court documents submitted this 7 days, Mathew Rosengart, a previous federal prosecutor who now signifies the pop singer, claimed Jamie Spears experienced made a number of requests for payment for various causes, including continuing “to do my greatest to keep existing regarding the tunes, promoting and leisure business.”
Before this month, Jamie Spears agreed to move down as conservator of his daughter soon after approximately 13 decades.
Rosengart mentioned that Jamie Spears was demanding payments for his authorized fees as nicely as to Tri-Star Sports & Enjoyment Team, a Nashville-based mostly business management team run by Britney Spears’s former organization manager Lou Taylor. Both of those payments have been for at the very least $500,000.
Rosengart identified as such requires “exorbitant” and said negotiations with Jamie Spears’s legal professionals were “unacceptable and unsuccessful.” He also argued that they were a crystal clear indicator of an “harmful” conservator-conservatee partnership.
“No matter of the previous, Mr. Spears and his counsel are now on recognize: the position quo is no longer tolerable, and Britney Spears will not be extorted. Mr. Spears’s blatant endeavor to barter suspension and removing in trade for somewhere around $2 million in payments, on best of the tens of millions previously reaped from Ms. Spears’s estate by Mr. Spears and his associates, is a non-starter,” Rosengart wrote in the court docket documents.
“A single can definitely theorize why Mr. Spears needs to be certain payment to specified third events whilst he perceives he nonetheless has leverage to extract concessions, but the reasons for his audacious desire to divert conservatorship assets to himself and other individuals are, at this time, beside the point,” Rosengart ongoing, accusing Jamie Spears of remaining “self-fascinated.”
The Hill has attained out to Jamie Spears’s legal professionals for reaction.
Britney Spears stated in bombshell June court docket testimony that she felt the conservatorship was “abusive” and that her father “loved the handle to damage his individual daughter.” She extra that all people concerned in her conservatorship, together with her father and administration, “should really be in jail.”
In courtroom files stating his intentions to step down, Jamie Spears argued that there was no motive for him to do so and questioned whether or not this shift was in the finest curiosity of Britney Spears.
“Nevertheless, even as Mr. Spears is the unremitting concentrate on of unjustified attacks, he does not imagine that a community battle with his daughter above his continuing support as her conservator would be in her most effective passions,” the court paperwork study.