Britney Spears’ father hired a private Israeli-run security agency to secretly tape the pop singer to her bedroom and monitor her communications, a former company employee said in a new documentary.
Alex Vlasov, executive assistant and head of operations and cybersecurity for Black Box Security for nine years, showed the New York Times evidence of secretly captured audio recordings, including Spears’ interactions and conversations with her boyfriend and their children.
Black Box chief executive and founder Edan Yemini was born in Israel and is described as having an Israeli special forces background on the company’s website.
Yemini did not respond to detailed questions from The Times following Vlasov’s claims. “Mr. Yemini and Black Box have always conducted themselves within professional, ethical and legal boundaries, and they take particular pride in their work keeping Ms. Spears safe for many years,” her lawyer said.
In the documentary released Friday, “Controlling Britney Spears,” her life under James Spears’ tutelage over the past 13 years is described in more detail than ever, thanks to Vlasov’s account and his wealth of materials, the Times said. .
The Guardianship was established in 2008 when Spears began having very public mental struggles under the obsessive eye of the media and as hordes of paparazzi aggressively followed her everywhere, and she lost custody of her children.
On Wednesday, Spears said in a court file that she agreed with her father to end the guardianship that controlled her life and money.
The case filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by Spears’ attorney, Mathew Rosengart, said she “fully consents” to the “swift” end of the guardianship, which her father requested in a petition from the September 7.
This is the first time Britney Spears has asked for an end to the arrangement in court documents, although she asked for its termination during hearings.
Her dossier emphasizes, however, that it is more important to her that her father be sacked, calling it “a necessary – and substantial – first step towards Ms Spears’ freedom and ending the Kafkaesque nightmare imposed on her by her. father, so that her dignity and fundamental freedoms can be restored.
There is an urgent need for James Spears to be suspended from his role as Britney Spears’ financial curator by September 29, the next hearing date in the case, according to the filing.
“Sir. Spears cannot be allowed to occupy a position of control over his daughter for another day,” the document states.
The documents also reveal that Britney Spears is in the process of making a prenuptial agreement after getting engaged to longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari earlier this month. This process will mean the intensive involvement of the curator of his money, a role his father may not be allowed to play, according to the filing.
The flurry of large filings means next week’s hearing could be crucial.
James Spears stepped down as his daughter’s curator in 2019, only retaining his role as curator of his money. He and his lawyers said that many of his daughter’s complaints about her control made no sense.
Spears said in a dramatic June 23 speech in court that she was forced, under guardianship, to take certain medications and use an intrauterine device for birth control against her will.
James Spears has denied acting other than in his daughter’s best interests and declined requests for immediate resignation, although he has said in court documents that he intends to resign eventually.
But in a major turnaround and perhaps a strategic move, he said in his Sept. 7 filing that if she “wants to end the guardianship and thinks she can manage her own life, Mr. Spears thinks she can. should be so lucky “.
Rosengart has sought to stay focused on the removal of James Spears since he was hired in July and said he would continue an investigation into his handling of the guardianship even after any removal.