Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, claims she’s gone on a social media campaign to trash him and wants her to answer for it in a deposition, according to court documents obtained by Page Six on Friday.
The former conservator’s attorney, Alex Weingarten, writes in the June 16 filing that the pop icon, 40, “continues to make public social media posts containing incendiary allegations of various factual matters,” and therefore should be forced to sit down for a deposition herself. .
Weingarten adds that he would also like to depose Britney over statements her attorney, Matthew Rosengart, has made in public court filings and her own words in her June 23, 2021 and July 14, 2021 testimonials.
However, Rosengart told Page Six Friday that Jamie, 69, “contested” his character “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,” the former federal prosecutor said.
“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 of him are truly shameless. In terms of ‘impugning his character of him,’ Mr. Spears did that to himself long ago.
Both sides have been unable to successfully schedule a deposition, claiming that the other party is dodging their respective requests.
In May, Rosengart claimed in court documents obtained by Page Six that Jamie was “running and hiding from his deposition and accounting for his misconduct — under oath — as required by law.”
However, in Weingarten’s latest filing, he provides a copy of an email sent on Jan. 26, 2022, in which the attorney told Rosengart’s firm that Jamie would agree to be deposed if they could settle on a date to depose Britney that same week.
“Ideally, we would agree to conduct these bowel movements in early March, with them either occurring on consecutive days or at least the same week,” he added.
Rosengart responded on March 2, 2022, rejecting Weingarten’s request to depose Britney, noting that they “seek to continue to protect our client 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,” the former federal prosecutor argued.
“To the contrary, your client’s stated ‘intention’ to take our client’s deposition is, in our view and under the law, but another tactic to bully, harass, and intimidate his daughter—his own daughter.”
Jamie’s attorney argued Thursday that because Britney’s counsel has “refused to provide dates for Britney’s deposition and repeatedly stated Britney will not sit for a deposition absent a court order (and perhaps not even then),” they are asking the Court to intervene.
Then, on Nov. 12, 2021, Judge Brenda Penny of the Los Angeles County Superior Court ruled to terminate the “Toxic” singer’s conservatorship.
Since she’s obtained full control of her life, she has turned to social media to air out her grievances with Jamie and other members of her family.