- Britney Spears' legal team accused her father of paying a security company from the singer's property to monitor her.
- Jamie Spears once asked the company to mirror Britney's iCloud account to allow him to view her communications in real time, according to the documents.
- The allegation was among a number of charges in court documents filed by Britney Spears' lawyer last Friday.
Jamie Spears paid a security firm $ 6 million from Britney Spears 'property to electronically monitor his daughter and his ex-wife, Britney Spears' lawyer claimed in new court documents.
Mathew Rosengart, Britney Spears' lawyer, submitted the new documents ahead of a hearing on Wednesday in the singer's ongoing legal battle in connection with her recently completed conservatory. The current lawsuit is about payments from her property, including Jamie Spears, who is asking the court to have his daughter cover his attorney's fees before the conservatory closes.
Between 2008 and 2021, Spears was under a legal arrangement that gave control of her personal life and property to a group of individuals including her father. On September 7, Jamie Spears filed a petition to close Britney Spears' conservatory, which the pop star's legal team described as a "massive" legal victory. The conservatory was officially terminated on November 12th.
On Tuesday, The New York Times reported for the first time that Jamie Spears paid security firm Black Box to obtain private phone records and collect GPS "ping data" from Britney Spears and her mother Lynne.
Lawyers for Jamie Spears did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment on the allegations in the court documents.
During Wednesday's hearing, Jamie Spears' lawyers responded to Rosengart's submission and rejected the allegations in the document.
According to court documents filed by Rosengart, Alex Vlasov, a former Black Box employee, confirmed to former FBI special agent Sherine Ebadi that the security firm treated Britney Spears as her client and that her father was the person giving direction.
Black Box was already monitoring phones used by the singer when Vlasov began working for the company in 2012, and the company "cycled through several different technologies, including various surveillance software, to perform covert surveillance" by Britney Spears, according to court documents and a sworn statement from Ebadi included in the records of Rosengart.
When Britney Spears changed her Blackberry to an iPhone in 2013, the prey caused a "temporary cessation of surveillance," according to court documents.
"Mr. Spears expressed great concern about not having visibility into his daughter's telephone activity during this period," according to court documents, which were filed Friday but only released Tuesday night. Vlasov was given the task of finding surveillance software and installing it as a "hidden 'app'" on Britney Spears' phone, which she "could not see and to which she did not have the password," according to court documents.
Vlasov sometimes shared the pop star's private communications directly with his father, according to court documents.
In 2015, Jamie asked Spears' Black Box to mirror his daughter's iCloud account to a separate iPad so he could see her text messages and content in real time, according to court documents.
"Black Box did as Mr. Spears instructed, bought an iPad and linked it to Britney Spears' iCloud account. The iPad was stored in a safe at Black Box's offices," according to court documents.
"By leading this surveillance effort, Mr. Spears got the Black Box to give him access to private communications from his daughter, which his own attorney advised he was not entitled to see," the court documents state. "Mr. Spears expressed particular interest in monitoring his daughter's communications with her personal attorney, Sam Ingham, and he requested regular updates from the Black Box on the content of these attorney-client-privileged messages."
During the controversial Wednesday hearing, Jamie Spears' lawyers pushed back these allegations, saying, "Virtually everything alleged was a lie. They are all nonsense."
The Black Box did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the allegations in Rosengart's archives.