Britney Spears’ father Jamie has denied the pop star’s bedroom was bugged during her conservatorship.
Jamie Spears has responded to allegations made in the documentary ‘The New York Times Presents: Controlling Britney Spears’ which suggested recording devices were used to monitor the singer’s activity at her California home during the time he ran the guardianship that controlled his life for more than a decade.
In an affidavit submitted to Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday (6/29/22), and obtained by New York Post gossip column PageSix, Jamie explained: “I am aware of the allegation…that a device wiretap or ‘bug’ was placed (in) his room as surveillance during the guardianship. This allegation is false.”
Jamie went on to say, “I have never conducted or authorized any surveillance of Britney’s bedroom at any time, including during the conservatorship. I am not aware of any such surveillance taking place.”
He added that if sworn as a witness, he “could and would testify” that this statement is “true and correct”.
The documentary aired last year contained allegations from a former employee of security firm Black Box Security, Alex Vlasov, who was hired by Jamie to protect his daughter,
Vlasov claimed there were over 180 hours of audio recordings of Britney in her bedroom as well as monitoring of her text messages, phone calls and internet history,
The court filing was part of a long legal battle over conservatorship, which was dissolved in November 2021 after more than 13 years.
The abolition of the guardianship came shortly after Jamie quit her role as curator and filed a petition asking the courts to end the protective order and give her daughter control of her affairs.
The ‘Toxic’ Britney star previously slammed her father in an emotional statement to a Los Angeles court in which she alleged she was abused during his time under the guardianship.