Supporters of the #FreeBritney movement rejoiced last month when Jamie Spears agreed to step down from daughter Britney Spears’ controversial conservatorship, marking a huge win for the pop giant. But now, Britney’s lawyer has accused Jamie of trying to extort his daughter of $2 million USD before he actually leaves the role.
In a filing made by Britney’s lawyer Mathew Rosengart earlier this week, Jamie has been accused of asking Britney’s estate to pay for an array of matters. He reportedly wants payment from Britney for having to work with his lawyer to address the claims made about him in the media, including in documentaries like Framing Britney Spears.
Rosengart’s filing accuses Jamie of trying to get Spears’ estate to pay $1.3 million in lawyer fees, $500,000 to her ex-management company, Tri-Star Sports & Entertainment Group, as well as an extra payment of $541,065.50 to Jamie for “media matters”.
“The status quo is no longer tolerable, and Britney Spears will not be extorted,” the filing reads.
“Mr. Spears’s blatant attempt to barter suspension and removal in exchange for approximately $2 million in payments, on top of the millions already reaped from Ms. Spears’s estate by Mr. Spears and his associates, is a non-starter.”
Rosengart also believes that, since Jamie agreed to step down from the role, he shouldn’t even be allowed to ask for money from his daughter’s estate.
Britney claimed her father was guilty of “conservatorship abuse” in an emotional testimony back in June, and has maintained those claims – as well as levelling varying accusations against sister Jamie-Lynn and other people involved in the case – ever since.
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