Jamie Spears has responded to allegations that he bugged his daughter Britney Spears’ house. Jamie has faced several allegations when it came to his involvement in Britney’s notorious conservatorship arrangement, including Britney herself calling her father over a video link in the courtroom. “The control he had over someone as powerful as me – he loved the control of hurting his own daughter 100,000%. He loved it,” she said in June 2021 (via BBC), adding, “I cried on the phone for an hour and he loved every minute of it.” The star also accused her father of pushing her to do hard work, and claimed he would impose penalties if she didn’t do what he said.
More shocking claims were then made in September 2021 when the New York Times documentary “Controlling Britney Spears” was released, which claimed Jamie had allegedly bugged his daughter’s house. Alex Vlasov, assistant to Britney’s head of security, leveled the allegations against Jamie, while filmmaker Liz Day told Variety: “[Vlasov] Extensive evidence and materials made available. He had samples and evidence of the text messages, which we independently verified with the other parties she texted with.” Day also claimed she reviewed an audio recording of Britney’s home, saw emails and his version of events from get confirmed by others.
Someone who does not confirm this claim? Britney’s father.
Britney Spears’ father denies spying on her
Jamie Spears denied wiretapping Britney Spears’ property during her conservatorship, saying in court documents filed in June, per Page Six, “I am aware of the allegation … that a listening device or ‘bug’ was placed [in] her bedroom as surveillance during the conservatory. This claim is wrong. I never conducted or authorized surveillance of Britney’s bedroom, even during the Conservatory period. I am not aware that such surveillance has taken place.” The father of Britney and Jamie Lynn Spears then added that he was willing to testify to prove he was telling the truth.
At the time, Britney’s attorney accused Jamie of what he described as “horrific and unscrupulous interference with his adult daughter’s privacy” and asked the court to remove him from his position as curator of her estate, per Entertainment Tonight. Shortly after, Deadline claimed that the FBI was reportedly investigating the allegations, and Jamie voluntarily resigned from his role at Britney’s conservatory.
Britney has since repeatedly targeted Jamie and her other family members on social media, while her attorney accused Jamie of “involved in proprietary dealing, financial and business mismanagement…involved in abusive and bullying behavior in January” court documents [and depriving] his daughter of basic civil liberties,” according to TMZ. The documents also claimed Jamie allegedly made $6 million from Britney’s guardianship.