Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, was ordered by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Wednesday to testify about his actions as head of the conservatory, which the pop star served for more than 13 years.
Judge Brenda Penny ruled that Jamie, 70, must schedule affidavit by Aug. 12 after previously being served an affidavit by Britney’s attorney, Mathew Rosengart, and failing to appear, Page Six reported.
Rosengart said in legal documents filed in May that Jamie was “ran and hidden” before his ouster and must “account for his wrongdoing – under oath – as required by law”.
The latest: Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, 70, was ordered by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Wednesday to attend a testimony about his actions as head of the conservatory, under which the pop star served for more than 13 years
Jamie’s attorney Alex Weingarten last month called for the Grammy winner, 40, to be fired over the “incendiary claims of various facts” she had made via social media.
Rosengart told the court Wednesday that he believed the move to pressure Britney to testify was “retaliation” and “abuse of legal process” amid an attempted probe into Jamie’s handling of funds and alleged surveillance of the singer .
The attorney said the … Baby One More Time singer couldn’t testify about conservatory affairs because she was the one who lived under it and that she would be traumatized again if she asked herself any questions about it.
Rosengart, who has been representing the Toxic artist since last year, suggested that Jamie’s legal team should depose either Jamie or Britney’s ex-CEO Lou Taylor in order to get information about the deal.
Judge Brenda Penny ruled that Jamie (pictured in 2012) must schedule affidavit by August 12 after previously being served an affidavit by Britney’s attorney Mathew Rosengart and failing to appear
Britney’s attorney, Mathew Rosengart, said in legal documents filed in May that Jamie was “ran and hidden” before the impeachment and must “account for his wrongdoing – under oath – as required by law”.
Jamie has been represented by attorney Alex Weingarten since the conservatorship ended last November
The judge asked both legal teams to file briefs by July 22 as to why or why the pop star should not testify, and the matter will be reviewed by the court in a hearing scheduled for July 27.
Another issue that came up in court Wednesday was Jamie’s request that Britney’s estate cover his legal fees after conservatory graduation last November. After being dropped by his former legal team, Jamie hired Weingarten at around $1,200 an hour, Variety reported last year.
Rosengart told Page Six that Jamie’s petition was “not only legally unfounded” but “an abomination” given the circumstances of the case.
‘Mister. Spears reaped many millions of dollars from Britney as conservator while paying his attorneys millions more, all from Britney’s work and hard-earned money,” Rosengart said of the previous agreement.
Jamie was loaned $40,000 by Lou Taylor’s organization Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group in 2008 — just before starting conservatoire time — by Lou Taylor’s organization, the outlet reported, adding that Taylor’s attorney, Charles Harder, said Jamie “paid off” the “small loan” and that he did not affect ‘Tri Star’s work for the estate in later years’.
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