Britney Spears and her family have been through a ton of drama over the years, and it’s mostly played out in public. Now, a new update from Spears’ life involves her trying to keep her father from revealing even more.
Page Six reports that Mathew Rosengart, The pop star’s attorney, argued in a motion filed on Monday that Jamie had “sunk to a new low” with yet another attempt to “regrettable — and mean-spirited — attempt to bully, harass and intimidate his own daughter.”
The ongoing drama between Britney Spears and her father, Jamie, is not ending. She claimed in a new court filing that her father is looking to unseal her medical records for “revenge” and “vindication.” However, on July 22nd, the suspended conservator‘s lawyer, Alex Weingarten, argued in a motion that Britney, who is 40, should be deposed and included some of the Grammy winner’s previously unsealed medical records as exhibits. However, Weingarten explains, “there is no part of this that is an effort to leak records to the public.”
Weingarten further stated, “There is a procedure that you must follow to file documents under the seal of the court, and that is the procedure we followed.” He went on to say that his team is “attempting to negotiate” for a “protective order governing the use of confidential information” containing the previously sealed documents that were included as exhibits could eventually be unsealed,
“By then, Mr. Spears was well-aware that this court had issued a tentative ruling on July 13, 2022, to deny his motion and knew very well that this court would resolve the issue of Ms. Spears’ deposition on July 27, 2022,” Rosengart stated.
“What would happen, if we ever get the deposition and there were ever legitimately confidential information, then it would be shielded from public view,” he adds
Despite Weingarten saying his filing was routine procedure, Rosengart pointed to the date of the filing as a sign of the Spears patriarch’s alleged motives. The July 22nd motion was submitted less than two weeks after a judge ruled in Britney’s favor to have her dad deposed.
“Consequently, Mr. Spears can have no purpose in seeking to render the conditionally sealed materials public other than undertaking his purported ‘vindication’ and revenge plot against his own daughter. It is shameful.”
Rosengart also argued in the motion that Britney’s private records are protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA), which are laws that protect the confidentiality of individually identifiable medical information. The Los Angeles attorney also pointed out that Jamie and his prior counsel had moved to seal Britney’s records when he was conservator from 2008 to 2021.
Rosengart said that Britney’s records must remain under seal through at least October 26th, 2022, when a hearing date is scheduled. He concluded by giving insight into Britney’s true feelings on her father’s attempts.
“His own wonderful, iconic daughter is now free and wants to move on with her life. That should be all that matters. That is all that would matter to a decent, loving father. … He should stop abusing the process. He should stop harassing and bullying his daughter. And he should move on.”
Weingarten asked Judge Brenda Penny to unseal the records at a hearing in January, declaring that the “public has the right to know” more context about the “singer’s case, Outside of the courtroom, Rosengart explained that Jamie, who has denied wrongdoing, had made an “outrageous request.”
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