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Britney Spears to Not Sit for Deposition in the Conservatorship Case Against Father

It’s another good news for Britney Spears after her marriage with Sam Asghari as the judge handed her another win in the conservatorship case. The judge ruled Wednesday (Jan 27) that Britney will not have to sit for a deposition, which means she will not have to face her father Jamie Spears’ lawyer.

Jamie Spears’ Motion Dismissed…

During a Los Angeles court hearing on July 27, Judge Brenda Penny ruled that Britney Spears will not have to sit for a deposition in her conservatorship case. The pop star’s father  Jamie Spears originally filed a motion that his daughter be deposed as he gathers evidence in his defense against the surveillance allegations made against him in his former role as conservator of Britney’s estate.

Previously, the “Oops…I Did It Again!” singer scored a legal victory as the judge terminated her conservatorship after nearly 13 years in November 2021. During the last hearing, Jamie’s lawyer stood by the fact that he did “nothing wrong” in the conservatorship.

Per the recent ruling, Britney will not have to face her father’s lawyer’s grilling. The judge said whatever information Jamie Spears needs to defend himself against allegations of conservatorship abuse can be obtained from “other sources, such as documents and, presumably, other witnesses”.

On the other hand, Jamie’s lawyer argued that his client’s hands would be tied if the court wouldn’t allow him to depose his daughter…in order to defend himself against the various claims, Britney and her lawyer made. Jamie’s lawyer says his client will be vindicated and did nothing wrong.

But again, the judge sided with Britney as her attorney Mathew Rosengart, convinced the court by arguing that the pop star “feels traumatized by what she went through” and that answering questions under oath from her estranged father Jamie Spears’ lawyer, Alex Weingarten, would “retraumatize” Britney.

While the court grants her relief, Britney’s lawyer Rosengart said he plans to appeal the decision, telling Judge Brenda Penny that Jamie “is proud and will remain proud of what he did for, not to, his daughter” while serving as her conservator from the legal arrangement’s inception in February 2008 until his suspension in September 2021.

Allegations Against Jamie Spears…

Britney’s attorney, Rosengart and Jamie’s attorney, Weingarten have been trying their best for months to depose each other’s clients after Britney made a bombshell revelation before the court, describing her conservatorship as “abusive’ during an impassionate public court hearing.

Rosengart, a former federal prosecutor, has claimed that Jamie, 70, made for himself at least $6 million from Britney’s estate. He is also been accused of spying on her daughter by secretly monitoring her cellphone and placing an audio recording device in her bedroom, the latter of which Jamie denied.

During the hearing, the “Baby One More Time” singer confessed to lying to the world when she previously said via her Instagram that she was “totally fine” and “extremely happy.” She said in the courtroom, “I’ve lied and told the whole world I’m OK and I’m happy,” she said. “I’ve been in denial. I’ve been in shock. I am traumatized.”

Jamie’s lawyer, Weingarten countered these claims by alleging Britney of making damning claims against her dad in court and on social media while asking for her deposition. But the judge decided to rule in Britney’s favour considering the trauma she underwent during her conservatorship.

Not only this, but Britney Spears scored another legal win earlier this month when Penny ordered Jamie to sit for a deposition by Aug. 12. He is also ordered to turn over all documents in his possession. Keep reading for more updates on this case.

Mallika
I am Mallika Singh, a lawyer and writer by profession. Writing gives me a sense of freedom and independence. I am a keen observer and an ardent reader. When not at work, you can find me at the stable. Horse riding is another passion that keeps me going.
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