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Britney Spears' Former Managers Deny Knowing About Listening Device In Her Bedroom

“No one at Tri Star has ever suggested monitoring Ms. Spears’ electronic communications,” Tri Star director Robin Greenhill said in a recent sworn statement, but Britney Spears' lawyer Mathew Rosengart says they have "much to hide."

By Gina Tron
Britney Spears' Dad Allegedly Secretly Bugged Her Bedroom

Britney Spears’ former managers are denying that they were aware of any secret listening device planted in her bedroom as they push back against a subpoena request from her attorney.

“No one at Tri Star has ever suggested monitoring Ms. Spears’ electronic communications,” Tri Star director Robin Greenhill said in a recent sworn statement, NME reports. “No one at Tri Star is aware of any hidden electronic surveillance device placed in Ms. Spears’ bedroom.”

Spears’ attorney Mathew Rosengart has recently requested Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group — which was run by Spears’ former manager Lou Taylor — provide all communications and documents of agreements between Britney Spears' dad Jamie Spears and the company. The company began managing Britney in 2009, after her conservatorship began until last year. In late September, Los Angeles Judge Brenda Penny suspended Jamie as his daughter’s conservator of estate. Before 2019, Jamie was also Britney’s conservator of person.

A former executive assistant and operations and cybersecurity manager for Israeli security film Black Box alleged in “Controlling Britney Spears,” a New York Times documentary released in September, that Jamie secretly bugged Britney’s bedroom.

That former employee, Alex Vlasov, said he was given a drive by his superiors that contained more than 180 hours of audio recordings from a device that was secretly placed in Britney’s bedroom. The audio included interactions between her and her children and boyfriend. He said he kept a copy and The New York Times reports they listened to the recordings to confirm their authenticity.

Rosengart is questioning whether Tri-Star knew anything about the recordings, which they've denied knowledge of and involvement in. The company is also pushing back on Rosegart’s request for financial records prior to 2019. They claim that there is no evidence of “extrinsic fraud” which would entitle the lawyer or his “Overprotected” client those records, according to Rolling Stone.

In a letter to Greenhill’s lawyer, Rosengart accused Tri Star of “stonewalling” his attempts to obtain “basic information.” 

“Notwithstanding Tri Star’s moral – and legal – obligation to provide this simple information, Tri Star’s ongoing failure to answer this question speaks volumes and leads to the unfortunate and inexorable conclusion that Tri Star has much to hide,” he wrote, according to Rolling Stone.

Rosengart has consistently questioned Jamie Spears' handling of his daughter's conservatorship.

Jamie, 69, has recently done an about-face on the arrangement, going from maintaining the conservatorship is necessary to his new stance that it needs to be ended quickly and quietly. His legal team recently requested the arrangement be terminated immediately, ahead of a Nov. 12 hearing intended to discuss the matter. Rosengart has expressed suspicion regarding Jamie’s flip as he argued in court in September that Jamie's desire to terminate the arrangement is motivated by a desire to dodge any accountability for any mishandling or abuse. Penny approved Rosengart’s request for court review and termination of the conservatorship within 30 to 45 days that month. Rosegnart then transferred the conservator of estate role from Jamie Spears to a temporary conservatorship to allow Rosengart to investigate the Jamie's behavior during his 13 years of involvement in the conservatorship.