According to a new documentary, Britney Spears’ bedroom was spied on by a security service hired by her father Jamie.
According to a new documentary, Britney Spears, 39, was allegedly surveilled by a security firm hired by her father Jamie Spears, 68. According to the documentary “Controlling Britney Spears,” which was released on September 24, the company ran an extensive operation, monitoring her correspondence and talks with family members, and even secretly taping audio recordings from her bedroom.
The New York Times was shown proof of secretly recorded audio recordings, including the pop star’s discussions with her partner and two children, by Alex Vlasov, a former operations and cybersecurity manager at Black Box Security.
In a follow-up to their blockbuster Framing Britney Spears documentary, which was released in February, the ex-employee, who worked for the company for nine years, handed the outlet emails, text messages, and audio recordings.
It was never made clear whether the judge governing Britney’s conservatorship was aware of or approved of the surveillance throughout the movie. Alex Vlasov, 30, said of the surveillance footage, “It truly reminded me of someone who was in prison.” “And security was virtually put in charge of the jail guards.”
“All of his acts were well within the confines of the authority granted upon him by the court,” a lawyer defending Jamie Spears told The New York Times in response to the allegations. Britney, her court-appointed counsel, and/or the court were all aware of and consented to his acts. Jamie’s track record as conservator — and the fact that the court has approved his conduct — speak for themselves.”
“Any unauthorized intercepting or monitoring of Britney’s communications — especially attorney-client communications, which are a sacrosanct part of the legal system — would represent a shameful violation of her privacy rights and a striking example of the deprivation of her civil liberties,” Britney’s lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, said in a statement.
“Placing a listening device in Britney’s bedroom would be especially unacceptable and reprehensible, and it corroborates so much of her compelling, emotional testimony,” he continued. These actions must be probed thoroughly and aggressively.”
Jamie submitted paperwork just a month ago agreeing to stand down from the conservatorship he’s held over her business operations for the past 13 years, but the timeframe for his removal remains unclear.
The lawsuit comes only weeks after Britney requested that Jamie be removed from his role in her explosive court testimony, but Judge Brenda J. Penny dismissed her request. Although Jamie’s recent move is a step toward Britney’s freedom, an insider close to the matter told HollywoodLife in August that Britney was “disappointed” that Jamie was still in the job.