Britney Spears’ dad, Jamie Spears, has been ordered to sit for a deposition in Los Angeles as part of an investigation into his role as her conservator, a judge ruled yesterday (July 13).
Per Page Six, Judge Brenda Penny found that Jamie, 69, had been served properly and failed to show up for the deposition, ordering him to schedule it by August 12.
Britney’s attorney, Mathew Rosengart, previously slammed Jamie for “running and hiding” from his own deposition and “accounting for his misconduct — under oath — as required by law.” Meanwhile, Jamie’s team is still pushing for Britney, 40, to be deposed herself.
Last month, Jamie’s attorney, Alex Weingarten, argued that the “Toxic” singer should be deposed over her “incendiary allegations of various factual matters,” particularly on social media.
Britney’s attorney argued at Wednesday’s hearing that deposing Britney would be “retaliatory.” He also said Britney does not have any knowledge that would be useful in a deposition because she was the conservatee, adding that if Jamie’s team wanted information, Weingarten should depose his own client or Britney’s embattled former business manager, Lou Taylor.
Rosengart told the judge that allowing Britney to be deposed would only “retraumatize” her. The judge ultimately asked both sides to send briefs as to whether the pop star should be deposed and filed no later than July 22. Judge Penny ordered Jamie to release documents and other evidence allegedly in his possession, including electronic surveillance of the pop star, Britney’s texts with her former attorney and 180 hours of audio recordings.