During a hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday (July 13, 22), Judge Brenda Penny ordered Jamie Spears to testify in Los Angeles within the next 30 days. She also forced the singer’s father to produce any documents requested by Mathew Rosengart, the singer’s lawyer, particularly those relating to electronic surveillance.
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Jamie Spears was accused of tapping his daughter’s phone and bugging her bedroom during conservatory, which ran from February 2008 to November 2021.
Last month, the star’s father’s father’s legal team filed a motion to compel the entertainer to testify about comments she’d made on social media about her family and guardianship. Judge Brenda Penny is yet to make a decision on the matter and has asked the two attorneys to present their arguments in court as to why the pop star should or should not testify.
Jamie Spears’ attorney, Alex Weingarten, has insisted Britney Spears is involved in the case so she must testify. He added that Jamie Spears won’t get “justice in court” if he sits down to testify and his daughter doesn’t. “I understand that it’s fashionable to prosecute Jamie Spears,” Weingarten told the judge, reports Variety. But he has rights… In this country, you are innocent until proven guilty. »
Britney Spears’ attorney called the petition for estoppel “harassment” and said: “You don’t put a victim back in front of the offender. It’s the wrong thing to do.” He also argued that Britney Spears couldn’t provide any information that Jamie Spears’ team didn’t already know. “Mr. Spears is the person who has documents and first-hand knowledge… Mr .Spears and the documents serve as evidence…Ms. Spears has no knowledge or any documents,” he insisted, claiming she was the victim in the situation and to sit down to testify would be “re-traumatizing” for the Toxic actor. .
The next hearing in the case is scheduled for July 27.