Britney Spears’ lawyers have accused her father of “stonewalling” as they continue to demand he appear in court and testify about his behavior during her conservatorship.
According to the singer’s representatives, Jamie Spears “can run, but he cannot forever hide from his legal and fiduciary obligations” and he should “do what is right, voluntarily”
The controversial legal arrangement, which ruled the pop star’s life and finances for nearly 14 years, was revoked in November 2021 after a lengthy legal process, according to the billboard.
Britney’s lawyers have repeatedly requested that Mr. Spears give a deposition in order to answer “fundamental” questions, such as how much money he personally gained while in charge of her finances.
Legal documents obtained by the PA news agency accused Mr. Spears of running “a corrupted and conflicted conservatorship that stripped his daughter of certain fundamental liberties” and earned him “at least” 6.3 million dollars (£5 million).
They also accuse him of further misconduct by enhancing his associates with the singer’s estate.
“Mr. Spears can run, but he cannot forever hide from his legal and fiduciary obligations,” the documents, filed on Wednesday by lawyer Mathew Rosengard, stated.
“His stonewalling and obfuscation must not stop the truth from coming to light; it has only required that the parties expend unnecessary resources in a protracted battle to obtain his compliance.
“But, after using his daughter’s money for more than 13 years to fund his legal fees and expenses, for the first time, Mr. Spears will now have to pay his own legal fees.”
The documents also request that Mr. Spears answer questions about the alleged spying on his daughter, which involved the use of secret recording devices hidden in her room.
Former FBI agent Sherine Ebadi had previously accused him of violating the pop star’s privacy and civil liberties in “unconscionable violations” and had encouraged others to do the same.
A device was allegedly hidden behind furniture in Britney’s room and was equipped with an extra battery pack to record for longer periods of time.
Mr. Spears was also accused of “cruelty and bullying” towards his daughter in the documents.
Concluding the filing, Mr. Rosengart said: “We once again ask and implore, in all sincerity, that Mr. Spears and his counsel do what is right, voluntarily.
“Be decent. Please, stop harassing and bullying your daughter.
“Please, leave your daughter alone.”