Will Jamie Spears face criminal charges? Britney Spears Lawyer Answers
After 13 years looking after her daughter’s life, Britney Spears’ father was suspended from her guardianship. But the pop star’s attorney, Mathew Rosengart, remains committed to fully investigating Jamie Spears’ conduct.
“Jamie Spears and others will face even more serious ramifications for his misconduct,” Rosengart said Wednesday at a brief press conference, following the hearing which resulted in the suspension of the father of Spears.
“I said at the start that my firm and I were going to take a top-down review of what Jamie Spears and his representatives have been doing here,” Rosengart added. “It’s already underway, and it will continue for as long as he can to get justice for Britney.”
Rosengart declined to say if he thought Spears’ father was guilty of criminal conduct. But, he told reporters and fans that he suspected law enforcement would take a close look at recent allegations that the singer’s father was behind a covert surveillance operation at his famous daughter’s home, putting his room bugging and stalking his phone, unbeknownst to him. .
If true, these allegations could qualify as criminal activity, given that California, where Spears’ home is located, is a two-party consent state.
“Before, I worked for the Ministry of Justice. I do not do it anymore. I don’t have that kind of power, ”Rosengart, a former federal prosecutor, said Wednesday afternoon outside the Los Angeles Superior Courthouse. “But I suspect law enforcement – and that is law enforcement’s decision, not mine – will take a close look at what The Times discovered and reported.”
Last weekend, The New York Times released its second documentary, “Controlling Britney Spears,” which exposed explosive allegations that Spears was under electronic surveillance. One of the findings of the post is that Spears ‘father had hired a company, Black Box Security, which planted a bug in Spears’ house, capturing private conversations between her children, her boyfriend and her lawyer. According to the doc, Spears’ father paid the security company with funds from his daughter’s estate, in his role as custodian of her estate. Former Black Box employee Alex Vlasov provided the Times with ample evidence and documents to support the charges.
In court on Wednesday, Rosengart told the judge that Spears’ father had “conspired and schemed to put a listening device in my client’s room.” Rosengart also praised Vlasov as a “whistleblower”. (An attorney for Elder Spears, Vivian Thoreen, told Judge Brenda Penny, “We have looked into this. We dispute the allegations,” but she did not give further details.)
Speaking outside the courthouse on Wednesday, Rosengart told the crowd he believed Thoreen was aggressively fighting to have the guardianship terminated – rather than his client’s suspension – because the termination would effectively have absolved Spears’ father of any potential wrongdoing.
With the suspension, Spears ‘father is now required by law to turn his cases over to Spears’ new short-term Conservatives. (Accountant John Zabel temporarily assumes control of the estate until next steps are determined, although Rosengart expects the guardianship to be fully terminated at the next hearing on November 12.)
Rosengart told the crowd that the files handed over are supposed to consist of an attorney-client communication between Spears’ father and his attorneys.
“One question we’re going to ask in regards to Mr. Spears’ representatives, not just the lawyers, is what they knew and when did they know it, in regards to listening and setting up a listening device under Britney Spears’ bed in her bedroom, “Rosengart said.” Something is very, very disturbing. This is something that belongs to law enforcement, not to me, to draw the ultimate conclusion, but my cabinet will consider it. “
He continued: “The attorney-client communications between Mr. Spears, on the one hand, and his attorneys on the other, I believe, will expose the corruption… and this is something we look forward to vigorously examining. “
Rosengart was also asked by a reporter about the rest of Spears’ family, but declined to comment. In June, when the singer testified, she told Judge Penny that she wanted to “sue” her entire family and believed her Tories should be in jail.
“There is certainly something to celebrate, but it is also a solemn day,” Rosengart said on Wednesday. “Britney Spears was faced with a ten-year nightmare, a Kafkaesque nightmare, orchestrated by her father and others.”