More On: Britney Spears
Britney Spears and her father, Jamie, have been in court for a long time.
The 69-year-old man who used to be his daughter's guardian filed court papers asking that his "Slave 4 U" daughter be deposed under oath because she is supposedly attacking his name on Instagram and in a book she is writing.
Jamie's lawyer, Alex Weingarten, said in a filing on June 16 that Britney "continues to make public social media posts containing incendiary allegations about various facts" and that she should have to sit down for a deposition herself. The Post obtained these documents.
Jamie wants Britney, who was just released, to also talk under oath about her claims that she wasn't given painkillers, had to go to therapy, and had to give eight vials of blood for medical treatment.
The Post has asked Weingarten, Britney's lawyer Matthew Rosengart, and her manager for their thoughts on the matter.
But on Friday, Rosengart told Page Six that Jamie had "slandered" his reputation "long ago."
“Mr. Spears, who was ignominiously suspended by the Court in September, continues to disgrace himself, especially through this most-recent foolish and ill-advised filing, which is riddled with errors and falsehoods, as he himself knows,” Rosengart stated.
“In addition to trying to bully his own daughter, he is now pathetically reduced to trying to intimidate her, while abusing the legal process and running and hiding from his own deposition. Anyone else would be ashamed by these tactics, but he and his representatives are truly shameless. In terms of ‘impugning his character,’ Mr. Spears did that to himself long ago.”
The legal papers were filed after it was reported that Britney, who is 40, had deleted her Instagram account on Thursday, exactly one week after she married her longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari in a small but expensive ceremony at her Thousand Oaks home on June 9.
Her father and her mother, Lynne Spears, were not invited to the wedding. This was because they had a fight with the singer over her conservatorship, which ended in November 2021.
Britney, now 40, was supposedly not allowed to get married or have children during the 13-year conservatorship. Early in April, she and Asghari said they were expecting a "miracle baby." In May, they said the baby had died.
The lawyers for both sides seem to be in a tug-of-war over when depositions will happen. Just last month, Britney's lawyer, Rosengart, scolded Jamie for allegedly not wanting to take his own deposition.
"Despite his obviously false claims that he has "nothing to hide" and would therefore "hide nothing," James P. Spears has been running and hiding from his deposition and answering under oath for his wrongdoing, as the law requires," court documents said, according to the Daily Mail.
But in the new legal document, an email from January 26, 2022, shows that Jamie would be willing to be deposed if Britney could be deposed the same week.
“Ideally, we would agree to conduct these depositions in early March, with them either occurring on consecutive days or at least the same week,” Weingarten’s email stated. However, in a March 2 response, Rosengart rejected the suggestion in order to shield Britney “from further trauma and abuse.”
“While the deposition of James Spears is warranted, indeed necessary, there is no legitimate, good faith basis for taking the deposition of Britney Spears,” Rosengart responded in part.