- A report conducted by former FBI special agent Sherine Ebadi has revealed Jamie Spears did indeed have Black Box Security "place a secret recording device in [Britney's] bedroom".
- The allegations were first made in 2021, in the run up to the dissolution of the pop star's controversial conservatorship.
- "Virtually everything that is alleged is... fake or taken out of context," said Jamie's lawyer, Alex M. Weingarten in court on Wednesday while addressing another issue - that of having Britney continuing to pay Jamie's legal fees.
The family drama continues for Britney Spears, despite the pop star having been released from her controversial conservatorship in 2021.
The singer was essentially under the control of her father, Jamie Spears, for 13 years before she publicly spoke out against the "abusive" nature of the legal agreement.
Now, following a declaration filed by Britney's lawyer Mathew Rosengart from former FBI special agent Sherine Ebadi, E! News reports per the documents, Jamie Spears did indeed have Black Box Security "place a secret recording device in Ms. Spears's bedroom", recording her personal and private conversations, as well as those with her legal counsel, Sam Ingham.
According to Ebadi, the Black Box employee that placed the secret device in Britney's bedroom "did so by duct-taping it behind furniture so it could not be seen, and that he added a separate battery pack to the recording device to permit continuous recording for a longer period of time".
Per the report, the monitoring of Britney's phone did not end until early 2021, and Kroll Associates, for which Ebadi works now, reviewed QuickBooks' data and concluded Black Box was paid about $6 million (R92 million) from Britney's estate.
"Virtually everything that is alleged is... fake or taken out of context," said Jamie's lawyer, Alex M. Weingarten, referring to the claims in court on Wednesday, as he appealed to the judge to have Britney continue to pay her father's legal bills following the termination of her conservatorship, People reports.
Weingarten added there's unknown information about Britney's case that would "demonstrate that there is no evidence to these allegations", urging the judge to unseal documents; he also asked the judge to file a motion to unseal Britney's health records next month, saying the "public has the right to know" more.
The judge did not make a decision on the matter, nor the issue of legal fees.
The news comes as Britney herself has been in an ongoing public feud with her sister Jamie Lynn Spears, who is sharing new details about her family, Britney included, in a memoir titled Things I Should Have Said.
Per Reuters, Britney sent a cease and desist letter to her sister on Wednesday over comments made during the book's promotion.