- Jamie Spears will be deposed amid the ongoing legal fallout of his daughter’s 13-year conservatorship.
- A judge on Wednesday ruled that the pop star’s father must sit for a deposition in the next 30 days.
- Although the conservatorship ended in November, there are still financial details being litigated.
Jamie Spears was ordered to sit for a deposition in the next 30 days in the case revolving around his former conservatorship of daughter Britney Spears.
At a Wednesday hearing, judge Brenda Penny granted a motion that will force the pop star’s father to sit for questioning. Britney Spears’ attorney Mathew Rosengart said that the questioning will focus on allegations that Jamie Spears recorded Britney Spears in her home for over 180 hours, conflict of interest claims, and his profits of over $6 million from his daughter’s career.
Jamie Spears’ attorney Alex Weingarten said that the move amounted to an “ambush deposition.”
“I understand that it is en vogue to trash Mr. Spears,” Weingarten said, adding that his client was being held to “different standards.”
Penny also tentatively ruled that Britney Spears will not have to sit for a deposition, which Jamie’s team had requested. Rosengart vehemently called for the motion to be granted as both lawyers passionately made their cases as to why each client should be deposed.
Penny told the court she would decide if Britney would be deposed at a July 27 hearing.
“Mr. Spears has the documents,” Rosengart told the court. “You don’t make the victim sit down with the victimizer.”
In the lead-up to a contentious conservatorship hearing, Jamie Spears asked for Britney Spears to be deposed because of allegations she’s slung at him over social media.
Britney Spears was in a 13-year conservatorship that granted a group of people, including her father, control over her personal, medical, and financial decisions.
On September 7, Jamie Spears filed a petition to end Britney Spears’ conservatorship, which the pop star’s legal team labeled as a “massive” legal victory. The conservatorship was officially terminated on November 12.
Though the conservatorship is over, there are still financial details that are being worked out, including who would pay for the attorneys retained during the conservatorship.
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