Britney Spears claimed in a new court filing that her father, Jamie Spears, is looking to unseal her medical records for “revenge” and “vindication.”
The pop star’s attorney, Mathew Rosengart, argued in a motion filed Monday that Jamie, 70, had “sunk to a new low” with yet another “regrettable — and mean-spirited — attempt to bully, harass and intimidate his own daughter,” per documents obtained by Page Six exclusively.
On July 22, the suspended conservator‘s lawyer, Alex Weingarten, argued in a motion that Britney, 40, should be deposed and included some of the Grammy winner’s previously unsealed medical records as exhibits.
As a result, the private records were then “conditionally” sealed, meaning they could be made public at a later date pending a court ruling, according to California Law.
Rosengart pointed to the date of Weingarten’s filing — less than two weeks after a judge ruled in Britney’s favor to have her dad deposed — as a telling sign of Jamie’s alleged motives. (The judge later said the “Toxic” singer will not have to sit for her own deposition.)
“By then, Mr. Spears was well-aware that this court had issued a tentative ruling on July 13, 2022, to deny his motion and knew very well that this court would resolve the issue of Ms. Spears’ deposition on July 27, 2022,” the former federal prosecutor stated.
He added, “Consequently, Mr. Spears can have no purpose in seeking to render the conditionally sealed materials public other than undertaking his purported ‘vindication’ and revenge plot against his own daughter. It is shameful.”
Rosengart also argued in the motion that Britney’s private records are protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA), which are laws that protect the confidentiality of individually identifiable medical information.
The Los Angeles-based attorney also pointed out that Jamie and his prior counsel had moved to seal Britney’s records in the first place when he was conservator from 2008 to 2021.
He then noted that Britney’s records must remain under seal through at least Oct. 26, 2022, when a hearing date on the matter is scheduled.
Rosengart concluded by giving insight into Britney’s true feelings on her father’s attempts, saying, “His own wonderful, iconic daughter is now free and wants to move on with her life. That should be all that matters. That is all that would matter to a decent, loving father. … He should stop abusing the process. He should stop harassing and bullying his daughter. And he should move on.”
Weingarten first asked Judge Brenda Penny to unseal the records at a hearing in January, declaring that the “public has the right to know” more context about the “Overprotected” singer’s case, People reported at the time.
Outside of the courtroom that day, Rosengart told Variety reporter Elizabeth Wagmeister that Jamie, who has denied wrongdoing, had made an “outrageous request.”
“Is that really what a father does?” he asked. “[Jamie] professes how much he loves his daughter, and yet, what does he want to do now? He wants more funds from her estate to prepare his own defense, and he wants to unseal her private records. It’s contrary to law, it’s contrary to common sense, and I think it’s indecent.”
Jamie’s attorney did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment on the latest motion.
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