Britney Spears’ lawyer Mathew Rosengart has called her father Jamie Spears a “reported alcohol and gambling addict” in new legal documents as they argue over who should take over the singer’s conservatory.
Jamie, 68, filed legal documents to challenge the person Rosengart chose to replace him to oversee Britney’s estate – according to TMZ – CPA John Zabel who has an “impeccable track record in positions of trust.”
Despite Zabel also being described as a “highly esteemed, nationally recognized and award-winning CPA,” Britney’s father has sought to challenge the appointment.
However, Rosengart has responded to Jamie’s concerns, saying he has “no financial background or experience in financial matters, having previously filed for bankruptcy and currently has a restraining order against him”.
Hit Back: Britney Spears’ attorney Mathew Rosengart BLOWS dad Jamie Spears as a ‘reported alcohol and gambling addict’ in battle for her conservatorship (photo, 2019)
Continuing in his response, Rosengart says Jamie is “incompetent” and complains about his “abuse of his daughter (which apparently dates back to her childhood), and the disappearance of Estate assets.”
Attack: Jamie Spears wonders who to take over Britney (Pictured, 2012)
The legal documents filed by Rosengart would also mention recent allegations that Jamie made secret recordings in Britney’s bedroom.
Meanwhile, TMZ also reported on Tuesday that noted psychiatrist Dr. Charles Sophy had been approached by Britney’s team to see if she was being over-medicated.
Sophy claimed there were concerns that Britney was being “pumped excessively full of drugs” to the point where she “couldn’t speak clearly for herself.”
However, Sophy said he declined the opportunity to evaluate her.
Meanwhile, it was reported Monday that Britney’s father Jamie could be under investigation by the FBI after it was alleged that he hired a security company to monitor his daughter’s communications – including what happened in her bedroom – without her knowledge or consent.
Deadline reported that the FBI is investigating whether the law has been broken, with Jamie Spears insisting that his daughter was aware of the surveillance arrangements.
Britney Spears’ lawyer Mathew Rosengart said the allegations of monitoring her communications were deeply disturbing.
Under California law, both parties must agree to a conversation being recorded.
They have sparked an outraged response from Britney’s lawyers, who say the allegations are further evidence as to why her conservatorship should be terminated urgently.
‘Mr. Spears has crossed unfathomable boundaries,” said the singer’s lawyer Mathew Rosengart in a lawsuit filed Monday ahead of a hearing at the conservatory scheduled for Wednesday.
“While not proof, the allegations warrant serious investigation, especially by Ms. Spears, since California is, among other things, a ‘two-party’ state.”
His furious comments were in reference to a New York Times documentary released on Hulu Friday detailing the surveillance claims.
Alex Vlasov, a former Black Box Security employee, said: The New York Times in a new documentary that 39-year-old Spears’s phone calls and messages were secretly recorded as part of her 13-year conservatorship, under her father’s supervision.
Britney Spears is pictured in June 2015 with her father, Jamie
Rosengart further told the newspaper that Vlasov’s allegations warranted urgent investigation.
He said it was further evidence of the mistreatment of the singer, who told the court on June 23 that she was forced to have birth control implants; was not allowed to drive her car; and had no say in her most basic life decisions.
“It would be extremely unforgivable and shameful to put a listening device in Britney’s bedroom, and it confirms so much of her compelling, poignant testimony.
“These actions must be fully and aggressively investigated.”
He said in Monday’s court documents that he plans to impeach the 69-year-old, and that it would be damning if he advocates for the Fifth Amendment.
It is unclear whether the court that administered the custody had approved the recordings.
Britney Spears has not commented on the specific allegations that she was secretly shot, but in an Instagram post on Monday, she said the documentary, Controlling Britney Spears, contained many factual inaccuracies.
‘I saw a small part of the last documentary and I don’t want to inform you, but a lot of what you have heard is not true!!!’ she said.