Britney Spears’ legal battle over her finances is still going on, even though her 13-year-long conservatorship is over. This Wednesday (January 19), Britney’s attorney Mathew Rosengart, faced off in court against her father’s attorney, Alex Weingarten.
Per CNN, Judge Brenda Penny ruled against a request from Jamie Spears for Britney Spears to set aside money from her $60 million estate in a reserve to potentially cover legal fees, which would include her father’s.
Court documents filed by Rosengart state that the pop star’s father allegedly paid himself $6 million from his daughter’s estate during the conservatorship and that the estate had paid “dozens of different law firms” per Jamie Spears’ petitions throughout the conservatorship, totaling more than $30 million. The documents also allege that Jamie attempted to use his daughter’s fame and resources in a plan to pitch a television show to the Cooking Channel in 2015 titled, Cookin’ Cruzin’ and Chaos with Jamie Spears.
During the hearing, Weingarten requested that the judge unseal the singer’s medical records, arguing that “the public has the right to know” the full picture about Britney. Rosengart called that request “outrageous.” The lawyers also argued over whether Jamie illegally placed recording devices throughout his daughter’s home during her conservatorship. Weingarten disputed that claim, stating the allegation was “fake or taken out of context.” Rosengart hit back and called Weingarten’s statements “lies.”