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02nd Jul 2022

Jamie Spears denies allegations he spied on his daughter

Sarah McKenna Barry

Mr Spears has labelled the allegation, which featured in Controlling Britney Spears, as “false”.

Jamie Spears, the father of pop star Britney Spears, has denied allegations that he spied on his daughter during her conservatorship.

Mr Spears oversaw Britney’s conservatorship until he stepped down due to health issues in 2019. Last year, a judge ended the conservatorship entirely.

In the meantime, Jamie Spears has denied the allegation that he used devices to spy on Britney in her room without her knowledge or consent. In a written statement, he has called this claim “false”.

As People reports, the filings read: “I am informed of the allegation by Britney’s counsel that a listening device or ‘bug’ was placed [in] her bedroom as surveillance during the conservatorship. This allegation is false.

“I never conducted or authorized any surveillance of Britney’s bedroom at any time, including during the conservatorship. I am not aware of any such surveillance having occurred.”

The allegation that Jamie installed a listening bug in Britney’s room was featured in the New York Times documentary Controlling Britney Spears.

In November 2021, Judge Brenda Penny terminated the 14-year-long conservatorship, following a powerful testimony from Britney.

The singer told the court: “I’ve told the whole world I’m OK, it’s a lie. I truly believe that this conservatorship is abusive. My request is to end the conservatorship without being evaluated like before.”

Since being freed from the arrangement, Spears has married her long-term partner Sam Asghari. The couple announced that they were expecting their first child together a few months ago, but unfortunately Britney suffered a miscarriage.

At the time, they wrote: “It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that we have lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy. This is a devastating time for any parent.”