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Britney Spears and Jamie’s father continue to be embroiled in court over his court fees and the singer’s allegations of abuse of conservative service.
Last week, Jamie’s lawyers filed documents asking Britney to testify in an attempt to challenge her father’s allegations on social media and in her upcoming memoirs, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.
“Britney’s lawyer claims that Britney is relieved of her obligations to find out about her allegations of wrongdoing, but Jamie has the right to prepare his case and fire Britney, as he is the person making unsubstantiated claims against him.” , wrote Jamie’s lawyer, Alex Weingarten. statement about forcing the 40-year-old singer of “Toxikon” to resign.
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The testimony also claims that “there is no legal basis” to oppose the testimony, because the interrogation may involve “emotionally difficult issues”, writes the lawyer, who claims that such issues have already been mentioned by the singer on social media. citing many posts on Instagram in recent months.
“She claims through her court statements and through her reasoning on social media that she knows all kinds of information related to her allegations of wrongdoing,” the statement said. “Therefore, Britney either: (1) has knowledge of her claims that she claims to have in court and on social media; or (2) she does not have such knowledge or support and simply believes that she can say whatever wants in court and on social media regardless of whether her allegations are true. “
With this, 69-year-old Jamie requests the intervention of the court in their next trial, which is scheduled for July 13.
Jamie’s lawyer has not responded to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Meanwhile, last month, Britney’s lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, filed a motion to force Jamie to resign, saying he “has not yet appeared for his testimony” since he was first notified on October 20, 2021, according to court documents received by PEOPLE. Jamie also failed to comply with any of the previous at least eight dates offered for deposit, according to the deposit.
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“Mr. Spears can run, but he can not hide forever from his legal and trusting obligations,” Rosengart wrote. “After using his daughter’s money for more than 13 years to fund his court costs and expenses, for the first time, Mr Spears will now have to pay his own court fees.”
In December, Jamie asked Britney’s estate to pay payments to his legal team for “continuing trust duties on the liquidation of the Guardian of the Person and Property”, just over a month after the end of her term – a request which Rosengart called “shameful.” in a statement then to PEOPLE.
Pressing the court to force Jamie to be fired, Rosengart noted that Jamie has vital information about “pending issues” and deliberately avoids the hearing because he allegedly violated the custodian’s rules.