Britney Spears’ father Jamie Spears is ordered by judge to be deposed about conservatorship
Britney Spears’ father Jamie Spears must be impeached by court over the conservatory he led for 13 years
- Jamie Spears, 70, was ordered by court to schedule impeachment for August 12
- Britney’s lawyer Mathew Rosengart said Jamie aggressively avoided previous attempts to impeach him
- Rosengart wants to investigate Jamie’s handling of Britney’s funds and alleged surveillance of the singer
- Jamie’s lawyers have tried to get Britney, 40, to testify about allegations she has leveled on social media
- Rosengart said attempts to get Britney into a statement were ‘retaliation’ and ‘abuse of the legal process’
- The question of whether Britney should be impeached will be discussed at a hearing on July 27
- Jamie is also looking for Britney to cover legal fees he has accumulated since the conservatorship was terminated
Britney Spears’ father Jamie Spears was ordered Wednesday by a Los Angeles Supreme Court judge to participate in a statement about his actions at the head of the music conservatory under which the pop star had served for more than 13 years.
Judge Brenda Penny ruled that Jamie, 70, must meet before August 12 for a statement after previously being summoned to appear for a statement from Britney’s attorney Mathew Rosengart and failing to appear. page six reported.
Rosengart said in legal documents filed in May that Jamie was “on the run and hiding” from being impeached, and will be held accountable “for his misconduct – under oath – as required by law”.
The latest: Britney Spears’ father Jamie Spears, 70, was ordered Wednesday by a Los Angeles Supreme Court judge to participate in a statement about his actions at the head of the conservatory the pop star was under for more than 13 years.
Jamie’s attorney Alex Weingarten last month called for the Grammy-winning singer, 40, to be impeached over the “incendiary allegations of various factual matters” she had leveled via social media.
Rosengart told court on Wednesday that he believed the move to push Britney into a statement was “retaliatory” and “abuse of the legal process” amid an attempted investigation into Jamie’s handling of funds and alleged surveillance of the singer.
The lawyer said that the singer of … Baby One More Time cannot testify about conservatory matters because she was the one living under it, and that she would be traumatized again if she asked questions about it.
Rosengart, who has been representing the Toxic artist since last year, suggested that Jamie’s legal team oust Jamie or Britney’s ex-business manager Lou Taylor for information about the deal.
Judge Brenda Penny ruled that Jamie (pictured in 2012) must schedule a ouster for August 12 after being previously served with summons to sit for an impeachment from Britney’s attorney Mathew Rosengart and failed to appear
Britney’s lawyer Mathew Rosengart said in legal documents filed in May that Jamie was ‘on the run and hiding’ from being impeached, and will be held accountable ‘for his misconduct – under oath – as required by law’
Jamie has been represented by attorney Alex Weingarten since the conservatory closed last November
The judge required both legal teams to submit a letter by July 22 regarding why the pop star should or should not sit for a statement, and the matter will be considered by the court at a hearing scheduled for July 27. .
Another matter heard in court on Wednesday was Jamie’s request that Britney’s estate cover his lawyer’s costs following the termination of the conservatory last November. After Jamie was ousted by his former legal team, he hired Weingarten at an hourly rate of approximately $1,200, Variety reported last year.
Rosengart told Page Six Jamie’s petition was “not only legally undeserved” but “an abomination” given the circumstances of the case.
‘Mr. Spears made many millions of dollars from Britney as a conservator while paying his lawyers millions more, all from Britney’s work and hard-earned money,” Rosengart said of the previous settlement.
Jamie received a $40,000 loan from Lou Taylor’s organization Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group in 2008 — just before the conservatory began, the outlet reported, adding that Taylor’s attorney Charles Harder said Jamie had “paid back” the “small loan” and that it did not affect ‘Tri Star’s work for the estate in later years’.