LOS ANGELES — A determine dominated on Wednesday that Britney Spears is not going to be compelled to sit down for a deposition by her father’s lawyer to produce testimony regarding the allegations of misconduct she’s lodged in opposition to her dad and the rest of her family.
It was a victory for the pop star, whose lawyer argued a deposition would solely “retraumatize” her, as her approved workforce investigates allegations that Jamie Spears and his associates mismanaged her affairs. Los Angeles County Superior Court docket docket Select Brenda Penny said questioning Britney Spears regarding the conservatorship beneath oath may very well be “unlikely to offer any discoverable information” and would concern factors that Spears probably “lacks firsthand information” about.
“Whereas Mr. Spears has refuted fairly a number of the allegations … conducting a deposition … is irrelevant to and outdoor the scope of” the pending factors sooner than the courtroom, Penny said.
The ruling bought right here as a result of the courtroom works by numerous factors which have been languishing on the courtroom’s docket since Spears’s conservatorship was terminated in November 2021. Though the now-40-year-old singer is just not residing beneath the approved affiliation that allowed her father Jamie Spears to manage her life and occupation for virtually 14 years, the courtroom nonetheless has to resolve disagreements over how her money was spent.
Earlier this month, Penny ordered Jamie Spears to sit down for a deposition in Los Angeles by Aug. 12 after discovering that he failed to appear for numerous beforehand scheduled examinations, consistent with courtroom paperwork. She moreover dominated that he ought to current all paperwork and communications regarding the alleged surveillance gear uncovered by the New York Events’ Controlling Britney Spears documentary closing yr. In accordance with the Events, Jamie Spears monitored all communication on his daughter’s phone and instructed her security workforce to place an audio recorder in her mattress room.
Jamie Spears has denied the allegations, saying in courtroom paperwork closing month that he “certainly not carried out or licensed any surveillance of Britney’s mattress room at any time.” Rosengart and his workforce have been investigating the allegations as part of their larger query into Jamie Spears’s actions as conservator.
All through the listening to, the pop star’s lawyer Mathew Rosengart questioned her father’s decency for attempting to compel her to moreover sit for a deposition.
“Whether or not or not he believes it or not, whether or not or not he accepts it or not, his daughter feels traumatized by what she glided by at his palms for higher than a decade,” Rosengart said.
He added that whereas Jamie Spears is “free to think about” that his daughter is lying about what she expert, “she is just not.”
“What would a superb father do beneath these circumstances,” Rosengart said. “He would say, ‘that is what my daughter, my flesh and blood, believes,’ … and accept the courtroom’s ruling.”
He added that whether it is true that Jamie Spears loves his daughter, he should have withdrawn his motion method again.