Britney Spears’ attorney, Mathew Rosengart, has called her father Jamie Spears a “reported alcoholic and drug addict” in new legal documents, as they argue over who should take over the singer.
Jamie, 68, has filed legal documents attempting to challenge the person Rosengart has chosen to replace him to oversee the estate of Britney – according to TMZ – CPA John Zabel who has an “impeccable record of trust functions”.
Despite Zabel also being described as a “highly esteemed, nationally recognized and award winning CPA,” Britney’s father attempted to challenge the appointment.
However, Rosengart hit back at Jamie’s concerns, saying he had “no financial experience or financial experience, which had previously filed for bankruptcy and a domestic violence restraining order is currently in effect against him.”
Counterattack: Britney Spears’ lawyer Mathew Rosengart BLASTS Father Jamie Spears as “reported alcoholic and drug addict” in battle for his guardianship (Pic, 2019)
Rosengart goes further in his response, claiming that Jamie is “incompetent” and complains about “the abuse of his daughter (which obviously dates back to her childhood) and the dissipation of the assets of the estate”.
Attack: Jamie Spears wonders who should take Britney back (Photo, 2012)
Legal documents filed by Rosengart also reportedly mention recent allegations that Jamie designed secret recordings in Britney’s bedroom.
Meanwhile, TMZ also reported on Tuesday that renowned psychiatrist Dr Charles Sophy had been approached by Britney’s team to see if she was over-medicated.
Sophy claimed there was a concern that Britney was “overly drugged” to the point that she “was not able to speak clearly for herself”.
However, Sophie said he turned down the opportunity to assess her.
Meanwhile, on Monday, it was reported that Britney’s father, Jamie, could be investigated by the FBI after it was claimed he had hired a security company to monitor communications of her daughter – including what was going on in her room – without her knowledge or consent.
Deadline reported that the FBI was investigating whether the law had been broken, with Jamie Spears insisting his daughter was aware of the surveillance arrangements.
Britney Spears’ attorney Mathew Rosengart said allegations of surveillance of her communications were deeply troubling
Under California law, both parties must consent to a conversation being recorded.
They have sparked a furious backlash from Britney’s lawyers who say the allegations are further evidence as to why her guardianship should be urgently lifted.
‘Sir. Spears has crossed unfathomable lines, ” the singer’s attorney, Mathew Rosengart, said in a court filing Monday ahead of a guardianship hearing scheduled for Wednesday.
“While not evidence, the allegations warrant serious investigation, certainly by Ms. Spears, because, among other things, California is a ‘two-party’ consent state.”
His furious remarks referred to a New York Times documentary released to Hulu on Friday detailing the surveillance allegations.
Alex Vlasov, a former Black Box Security employee, told the New York Times in a new documentary that phone calls and messages from Spears, 39, were secretly recorded as part of his 13-year tutelage, overseen by his father.
Britney Spears is pictured in June 2015 with her father, Jamie
Rosengart further told the newspaper that Vlasov’s allegations warrant urgent investigation.
He said it was further evidence of the mistreatment of the singer, who told the court on June 23 that she was forced to have contraceptive implants; was prohibited from driving his car; and had no say in his most fundamental life decisions.
“Placing a listening device in Britney’s bedroom would be particularly inexcusable and shameful, and corroborates much of her compelling and poignant testimony.
“These actions must be thoroughly and aggressively investigated.”
He said in court documents on Monday that he intends to depose the 69-year-old and that if he argues the Fifth Amendment, it would be damning.
It is not clear whether the court that administered the guardianship approved the recordings.
Britney Spears has not commented on specific claims that she was secretly taped, but in an Instagram post on Monday she said the documentary, Controlling Britney Spears, contained numerous factual errors.
‘I watched the last documentary a bit and I hate to inform you but a lot of what you heard is not true !!!’ she said.