In 2008, Spears’ father along with his then-attorney Andrew Wallet gained control of all aspects of Britney’s life, including her estimated $ 60 million fortune. The artist was then struggling with mental illness and addictions.
Britney Spears in the past two years she has twice called for her father to be removed from her role as probation officer. In July, she described their relationship as “violent” and stated that she refused to perform under his tutelage.
The case occupies the public and the singer’s fans. Now because of the movie “Controlling Britney Spears” prepared by the editors of the New York Times, new information came to light.
In the document, among others, Alex Vlasov, former employee Black Box Security, i.e. a security company employed by the singer’s father. He revealed that all Spears devices were controlled, the wiretap was also installed in the star’s bedroom. Some conversations were encrypted in such a way that the call was immediately forwarded to Spears’ father. Vlasov’s attempts to protest were dismissed with the explanation that it was for the woman’s safety and that the court agreed.
Jamie Spears’ lawyer, Vivian Thoreen, stated that all actions “were within the limits of the powers conferred on him by the court” and that Britney had also consented to this. “Mr. Yemini and Black Box have always kept the boundaries of their professional and legal ethics. They are particularly proud of their work, which has kept Ms Britney Spears safe for many years,” reads a statement from the security company.
She also appeared in the film Felicia Culotta, a longtime friend and singer’s assistant. “At the moment I have no way of contacting her. All the numbers I had written down were simply changed,” she explained.
She also turned to Spears herself. “I wish you would smile. I wish you would remember all the fun moments we had together. Remember that you are a really strong person and you have a really big heart,” she said.
Celebrity fans question the ethics and legality of the incapacitating care imposed on her and partially on her. They initiated a campaign under the slogan #FreeBritney. The singer has not been able to enjoy full freedom for 13 years. At that time, she released platinum albums, performed, among others on TV and in Las Vegas, but she had no financial control over any of these projects.