Britney Spears’ estranged father, Jamie Spears, has denied that he bugged the pop star’s bedroom while serving as her curator.
Jamie, 69, filed an affidavit in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, nine months after a New York Times bombing documentary. accused him of shooting Britney40, at her home in Thousand Oaks, California.
“I am aware of the allegation…that a listening device or ‘bug’ has been placed [in] her bedroom as a guard during the conservatory. This claim is false,” Jamie said in court documents obtained exclusively by Page Six.
“I never supervised Britney’s bedroom, not even during the conservatory,” he added. “I am not aware of any such supervision.”
Jamie also said “under penalty of perjury” that “if called and sworn as a witness”, he “could and would testify” that his statement is “true and correct”.
Notably, however, he did not deny in his statement that the Times reported that he had allegedly been spying on Britney’s phone.
Britney’s attorney Mathew Rosengart did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.
In “The New York Times Presents: Controlling Britney Spears,” which premiered on FX and Hulu in September 2021, a former security guard claimed that Jamie had secretly recorded over 180 hours of audio recordings of Britney in her bedroom, including conversations with her. children and lawyer, in addition to monitoring the text messages, calls and internet history on her mobile.
The whistleblower, Alex Vlasov, whose firm, Black Box Security, hired Jamie to protect Britney during… her conservatory — supported his allegations by providing alleged recordings, emails and texts to the Times, which simultaneously published a front page report detailing what it described as “an intense surveillance device”.
Jamie’s attorney at the time, Vivian Lee Thoreen, said in a statement in the documentary that her client’s actions were “done with the knowledge and consent of Britney, her court-appointed attorney.” [Samuel D. Ingham III] and/or the court”, although neither explicitly denied Vlasov’s claims at the time.
Then, in January, Rosengart enlisted former FBI Special Agent Sherine Ebadi to investigate the newspaper’s coverage, and she confirmed that Jamie had “engaged in and directed others to engage in unscrupulous violations of” [Britney’s] privacy and civil liberties.”
Ebadi, who was part of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, said in a statement obtained by Page Six at the time, saying she had “personally questioned and interviewed” Vlasov. and found him to be a “highly credible” witness.
This week, Britney and Jamie’s lawyers accused each other’s clients of… dodging requests to sit for statements regarding the conservatory, which controlled the life and money of the “Toxic” singer for almost 14 years prior to the audit its termination in Nov 2021.
Jamie’s attorney, Alex Weingarten, argued that Britney’s “incendiary accusations” about her father on social media warranted affidavit, while Rosengart noted that the Grammy winner had “been kept in limbo for over a decade” and can’t quite say how. Jamie led her conservatory prior to his suspension in September 2021.