Britney Spears’ father Jamie Spears has been accused by attorneys representing Britney Spears The conservatorship was meant to safeguard her during his 13-year tenure as the head of the conservatorship.
Mathew Rosengart, the attorney for Mr. Spears told a Los Angeles court Wednesday that there was significant, serious and possibly criminal conduct.
Rosengart refers to an article in the New York Times in which a whistleblower said that Britney had a secret recording device in her bedroom, and that all of Britney’s phone calls were being monitored.
Jamie was charged by Jamie with being responsible for the “illegal” surveillance. Jamie added that it was one of 12 types of misconduct that he believes evidence will show Mr. Spears committed.
Alex Weingarten (Jamie’s lawyer) denied that he was accused of planting the Times story. He said Rosengart’s claims were “demonstrably false” and “taken out of context.”
The two men had a heated argument, in which Rosengart pointed the finger at Weingarten. He accused Weingarten of lying to the court and of having a disgusting and outlandish behavior.
Jamie Spears (left) has been accused of ‘potentially criminal conduct’ against his daughter, Britney Spears (right), during the 13 years he ran the conservatorship that was supposed to protect her
Rosengart continues to fight Jamie, a 69-year-old woman who asked Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny for permission to pay Britney’s attorney fees. He ran them up before the judge dismissed him from his $16,000-a month job.
Although Judge Penny officially ended the conservatorship in November, there are still a few issues, such as Jamie’s request for legal fees from Lynne and Lynne’s similar request to her mother. Britney, who is 40 years old, will have to settle these matters before she can take full control over her $60 million fortune.
Jamie refuted Rosengart’s claims that he had mismanaged the finances of his daughter and made a profit from the conservatorship.
Weingarten stated in court papers that Jamie stepped in to help Britney in 2008. He also acted as co-conservator because Britney was incapacitated.
Jamie was a co-conservator and dedicated his life to the protection of his daughter’s estate and health. He also kept opportunistic, self-interested parties away.
Weingarten objected against a request by Judge Penny for an order officially transferring the star’s assets to Britney from John Zabel (temporary conservator) in seven days.
Together with other lawyers involved in the conservatorship, who collectively owe millions of dollars in fees over the years, he asked for a reserve fund to pay the attorneys.
Weingarten indicated that the attorneys who are concerned about their payment, along with him and others, want to be sure there is enough money.
“We have to recall why the conservatorship was created in the first places – Miss Spears had a reckless attitude with her finances.”
Rosengart protested against the establishment of a reserve fund, telling court: “These are Miss Spears’ moneys.” She can do with her money what she pleases.
He said that attorneys or any other parties with claims on conservatorship may return to court and ask for an order that the money be paid.
Britney’s lawyer Mathew Rosengart (left), claimed that there was a significant, serious and possibly criminal act on the part Spears. Jamie (right), he said, was behind the “illegal” surveillance. This is just one of the 12 types of misconduct that he believes evidence will show Mr. Spears committed.
Britney (second left), is seen at a 2006 party with her dad Jamie, brother Bryan (second form right), and mother Lynne.
Judge Penny disagreed and declined to place an order for a reserve fund.
The day at court turned heated when Rosengart charged Britney’s dad with ‘potentially criminal behavior’ in relation to surveillance allegations.
When Weingarten claimed that the allegations were false, Rosengart pointed his finger at him and yelled ‘lies!’
He added, “He has attacked my. This court has been attacked by him. He said, “And it is intolerable,” adding that Weingarten should ‘admonish’.
Rosengart informed the judge, however, that Rosengart’s firm had evidence supporting the alleged surveillance. Weingarten responded, saying, ‘Virtually, everything that is claimed is demonstratively falsified or taken from context.
Weingarten yelled, “It didn’t happen!”
Then, he asked for the release of court records in the case to allow the public to see the whole story. He claimed that Britney Spears and Rosengart had made use of online and media platforms to make their story prominent.
He said that the problem was we were fighting with our hands behind each other. However, Jamie Rosengart, who charged Jamie for taking $6.3 million in fees and charges while managing Britney’s conservatorship, lashed out against Weingarten, declaring that he plans to move to undeal details of Britney’s final termination of conservatorship. The judge sealed the details to protect Britney’s confidential medical records.
Alex Weingarten, Jamie’s lawyer, denied the accusation, saying that Rosengart ‘planted’ the article in the newspaper. He also claimed his claims were “demonstrably falsified and taken outof context”. Britney (right), was accused by Alex Weingarten of being irresponsible about her money. He cited that accusation as the reason for her conservatorship.
Weingarten stated that the sealed documents contained evidence which would disprove Rosengart’s accusations that Jamie had ordered electronic spying against Britney.
He stated to Judge Penny that ‘this is sealed material which disproves his claims’. “We are releasing the records. The public should know the facts.”
Rosengart called the unsealing of Jamie ‘ethically & morally objectionable’, and said it was’regrettable’ that a father who cares about his daughter would seal her records on health.
He also questioned Jamie’s motivation to “unseal decades of records, expose Britney’s private matters, after invading her privacy for the past decade.”
Judge Penny stated that the date was to be decided later. However, she set a July 27 hearing to determine Jamie’s legal fee claims.
Lynne Sparrow’s request to receive $660,000 for expenses she says she has incurred as a result of the conservatorship was also heard by the judge on March 16.