Britney Spears' dad Jamie FIRES longtime attorney and hires new legal team after he's suspended from conservatorship
BRITNEY Spears’ dad Jamie FIRED his longtime attorney and hired a new legal team after he was suspended from his daughter’s conservatorship, The Sun can reveal.
The family patriarch is no longer represented by Vivian Lee Thoreen – who last month, passionately pleaded but failed to prevent his removal as conservator for the pop star.
The Sun can confirm that documents were filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday to inform all parties that Jamie has hired new legal counsel.
He brought in a new powerhouse team after terminating his current attorney, Vivian, and her firm, Holland & Knight, from the case.
The Sun did not hear back from Vivian's request for comment.
Vivian was present at the conception of the conservatorship back in 2008, at the time calling Britney "incompetent," according to court documents.
However, she briefly left Jamie's team and during her hiatus, appeared in the Hulu documentary, Framing Britney Spears.
She went on to rejoin the team in 2020 and has advocated on Jamie's behalf in the highly-publicized court hearings since.
Jamie's shocking move comes just weeks after Judge Brenda Penny agreed he should be suspended from the conservatorship immediately.
It appears that Jamie's latest move is an indicator he's preparing to battle threats from Britney's attorney and their court war is far from over.
Following the big court win, the singer’s lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, told The Sun that her father will be “investigated” and face “serious ramifications” for accusations that he planted a hidden recording device in his adult daughters bedroom.
“Jamie and the rest of the people involved with these alarming allegations WILL face more serious ramifications,” the powerhouse attorney stated.
Additionally, a source close to Britney, 39, and her legal team told The Sun that “this is only the beginning.”
“Jamie and his counsel were well aware of the accusations he bugged his adult daughter's home before it was publicly revealed by The New York Times.
"They were given a heads up and plenty of time to comment,” the informant alleged.
'DOING A 180'
The insider continued: “It’s our understanding that as soon as Jamie was informed of these charges, that’s when he decided to do a 180 and step down as conservator.
“Jamie is appearing to avoid criminal charges but he can’t run anymore. His time is up and he will now have to face consequences for his actions.”
The Sun can also confirm that neither Jamie nor, Vivian, who still represented him at the time, never denied the allegations when Mathew brought the topic up in the courtroom.
However, the high-profile attorney passionately brought the matter up several times.
Speaking in court, Mathew said: “Ms. Spears knows of the allegations and she’s traumatized. She still sleeps in the bedroom her dad allegedly bugged. She’s pleading to be free of him.
"Ms. Spears will not work until her father is removed. He should be suspended today. My client will be extraordinarily distraught if Mr. Spears stays on for one more day.”
'CRUEL, TOXIC AND ABUSIVE'
Mathew also put on the record the "unfathomable" behavior of Jamie by "eavesdropping on his daughter" and "recording conversations" including those with her children and even her former attorney Sam Ingham.
He then called Jamie "cruel, toxic, abusive and an alcoholic."
In the latest documentary on the pop princess’ life, a former employee of Black Box Security, Alex Vlasov, claimed that the company had access to the hitmaker's phone on an iPad and also put a secret recording device in her bedroom.
He alleged her father’s team attained this without Britney’s knowledge by logging into her iCloud account – where all of her communication, browsing history and other private information was stored.
The move was defended by Jamie, allegedly saying it’s for Britney’s "own security and protection.”
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