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Controlling Britney Spears: Singer's Lawyer Reacts To Dad Jamie Over 'Horrifying' Claims He Set Up Surveillance System In Her Bedroom

Controlling Britney Spears: Singer's Lawyer Reacts To Dad Jamie Over 'Horrifying' Claims He Set Up Surveillance System In Her Bedroom

New allegations came to light in the Controlling Britney Spears documentary.

Shocking claims have emerged that Britney Spears’ father hired a security camera to monitor all of the singer’s communications without her consent or knowledge.

In a follow-up to their hit documentary Framing Britney Spears, the New York Times released Controlling Britney Spears, which saw new testimonies about the conservatorship.

Britney Spears was surveilled by her father, says new allegations (

Alex Vlasov, a former employee of Black Box Security, claimed that Jamie Spears had secretly recorded Britney’s calls and messages throughout her 13 year conservatorship.

In the documentary, Vlaslov claimed the Toxic singer was subjected to invasive surveillance – and chose to quit in April this year when Britney testified she had not consented to the control the conservatorship had over her.

Vlaslov was initially told that Britney was under surveillance for her own safety – but he felt more and more unsettled as the years passed.

Britney Spears
Britney Spears

According to Vlaslov, the iCloud account on her phone was mirrored on an iPad and later on an iPod.

The communications - text messages, notes, FaceTime calls, browser history and photographs - would be taken from the iPad and iPod, encrypted, and then sent to Jamie Spears and Robin Greenhill, an employee of Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group, the former business manager for the singer's estate.

Conversations with her mother, her boyfriends and even her lawyers were monitored – with Vlaslov verifying his claims in screenshots he shared with the New York Times.

Britney, pictured with her father Jamie (
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Vlasov said that he was given a USB drive and told to delete the contents urgently, but made a copy and discovered 180 hours of conversations recorded from her own bedroom.

“I had them tell me what was on it,” Vlasov said.

“They seemed very nervous and said that it was extremely sensitive, that nobody can ever know about this and that's why I need to delete everything on it, so there's no record of it. That raised so many red flags with me and I did not want to be complicit in whatever they were involved in, so I kept a copy, because I don't want to delete evidence.”

In Californian law, both parties must consent to having their private conversations recorded.

Britney’s lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, responded furiously to the claims in the documentary in a court filing about the conservatorship.

Britney has been fighting to be freed from her conservatorship (
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“Mr. Spears has crossed unfathomable lines,” he wrote. “While they are not evidence, the allegations warrant serious investigation, certainly by Ms. Spears as, among other things, California is a 'two-party' consent state.

“Placing a listening device in Britney's bedroom would be particularly inexcusable and disgraceful, and corroborates so much of her compelling, poignant testimony.

“These actions must be fully and aggressively investigated.”

Britney herself is yet to directly comment on the claims, but was dismissive of the documentary on Instagram.

“I watched a little bit of the last documentary and I hate to inform you but a lot of what you heard is not true!” she said.

Featured Image Credit: Sky