Britney Spears‘s father, Jamie Spears, has new authorized counsel now that he is been suspended as conservator of the singer’s multimillion greenback property. It’s unclear whether or not he was dropped by his longtime attorneys forward of potential lawsuits, or if it was his choice.
“We are proud of our work on behalf of Jamie Spears and stand by his and our actions. We continue to have a good relationship, and are pleased that we have been able to help Jamie find new counsel. I am confident that Jamie’s new counsel will continue to prove that he has always acted in Britney’s best interests every step of the way,” Jamie’s former lawyer, Vivian L. Thoree of Holland & Knight LLP, tells Yahoo Entertainment in an announcement on Thursday.
Jamie filed courtroom paperwork final week to have Alex Weingarten, a companion in Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP’s litigation division, characterize him shifting ahead. (Weingarten didn’t reply to Yahoo’s request for remark.)
Page Six cited unnamed sources who declare that Holland & Knight dropped Jamie over issues about future lawsuits as soon as the conservatorship is terminated — and that might occur on the subsequent listening to on Nov. 12.
Things have moved shortly since Britney was ready to nominate her personal lawyer, former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart.
Rosengart claimed in courtroom final month that Jamie has abused Britney since childhood and made it clear that he desires the elder Spears investigated for his dealing with of the conservatorship over the past 13 years. If some allegations are true — resembling, allegedly, Jamie illegally recorded his daughter in non-public moments — then he may face prison costs. Rosengart additionally accused Jamie of dissipating Britney’s fortune.
But may Jamie face jail time for his alleged misconduct?
“Jamie Spears and others face more than claims for monetary damages,” California-based household legislation lawyer Christopher C. Melcher of Walzer Melcher advised Yahoo Entertainment. “Criminal liability exists for the interception of electronic communications and the recording of private activity.”
If Jamie did secretly monitor Britney, he doubtless did not act alone.
“Anyone who participated or conspired with him could also be charged. Each act could carry its own penalties, and this could have gone on for years,” added Melcher.
Certified public accountant John Zabel has quickly changed Jamie and has entry to earlier paperwork and correspondence.
Britney has taken to Instagram in latest weeks to blast her household. She beforehand mentioned her “dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship, including my management … they should be in jail.”
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