Britney Spears’ lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, has said that the singer’s former business manager is lying about his involvement in Jamie Spears’ 13-year conservatorship of the famous singer and that he is refusing to provide critical documents about his conduct.
Someone is clearly lying
TMZ obtained legal documents filed by Rosengart, in which he says that TriStar Entertainment made more than $18 million during the years of Britney’s conservatorship, adding that the former manager lied to the judge by claiming he had no involvement in the creation of the conservatorship.
Britney’s dad borrowed money from TriStar
The lawyer has made public that before Jamie Spears went to court and became his daughter’s temporary guardian, he borrowed at least $40,000 from TriStar, which at the time was a fairly obscure company and did not represent any other celebrities.
Rosengart thinks the money was conditioned on Jamie getting the cash and TriStar getting Britney’s business.
The lawyer is seeking to have TriStar produce all documents related to the matter, but the company wants a judge to block that move.
TriStar denies having anything to do with the conservatorship
TriStar owner Lou Taylor reportedly said his company “had no role in creating a guardianship for Britney Spears.”
“At the time the guardianship was established by this Court in early 2008, TriStar had no role in Ms. Spears’ affairs,” Robin Greenhill, Taylor’s partner, said in the affidavit.
Rosengart says that it is untrue, pointing to an email from Lou Taylor to Jamie in January 2008, prior to the guardianship being established, in which she wrote, “he [attorney Andrew Wallet] and TriStar will serve as CO’s [i.e., co-conservators] with you.”
Taylor wrote another email to another attorney before the guardianship was established, saying, “I look forward to working with you.”
Emails have surfaced
While one of Britney’s dad’s lawyers emailed Taylor before going to court and setting up the guardianship, saying, “We have run into a problem with [the] judge selection…the only judge that will be able to hear our case on Friday is the only dope [sic] that will not give Jamie the power to administer psychotropic drugs.”
What do they want the TriStar papers for?
With those papers, the singer’s attorney seeks to determine TriStar’s role, if any, in secretly monitoring Britney’s communications.
He also wants to review TriStar’s communications with Jamie Spears regarding the latter’s conduct in the conservatorship.
It will be up to a judge to determine whether the company must turn over the documents.