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Britney Conservatorship Doc Claims She Was Secretly Recorded In Her Own Bedroom

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Britney’s lawyer calls the claim “particularly disgraceful,” while lawyers for Jamie Spears and Britney’s security team deny any illegal or unethical behavior.

The team behind “Framing Britney Spears” dropped a new documentary about the pop star on Friday night, digging deeper into her conservatorship in a special titled “Controlling Britney Spears.”

The New York Times investigation once again spoke with Britney’s longtime friend and former assistant Felicia Culotta, as well as a former employee of the company in charge of Spears’ security, her former wardrobe supervisor and someone who was in charge of promotion for her Circus tour. The special also dug up court transcripts and previously-unseen documents in an attempt to get a better understanding of the conservatorship.

Alex Vlasov, the former assistant to Black Box Security’s Edan Yemini, provided most of the biggest bombshells of the night — saying he was compelled by Spears’ fiery statement in court to speak out about about what he allegedly witnessed while working for the company from 2012-2021. His account included alleged secret recordings of Britney, though both Black Box and Jamie Spears denied any illegal or unethical behavior.

“Mr. Yemini and Black Box have always conducted themselves within professional, ethical and legal bounds, and they are particularly proud of their work in keeping Ms. Spears safe for many years,” a lawyer for the company said in a statement, adding they wouldn’t go into specifics because of client confidentiality.

“His actions were done with knowledge and consent of Britney, her court-appointed attorney and/or the court,” added Jamie Spears’ lawyer. “Jamie’s record as conservator — and the court’s approval of his actions — speak for themselves. Jamie loves Britney unwaveringly and wants only the best for her. He will never stop loving or supporting his daughter.”

Britney’s lawyer, meanwhile, was livid.

“Intercepting or monitoring Britney’s communications, especially sacrosanct attorney-client communications, represents a shameful and shocking violation of her privacy rights and civil liberties,” read the statement. “Placing a listening device in Britney’s bedroom would be particularly disgraceful. We intend to fully and aggressively investigate these matters.”

“I was the only person at Black Box that knew everything, really,” began Vlasov. “I know this is the right thing to do and I really want to do it, but it’s still scary. I don’t know what’s gonna happen after this comes out.”

Vlasov claimed that Yemini, Jamie Spears and Lou Taylor — who runs Tristar Sports and Entertainment, which handles Britney’s business management, accounting and financials — were on a group chat together, closely monitoring Spears’ every move and personal relationships. He said the security team was also in charge of making sure Britney all of her medication. “It really reminded me of somebody that was in prison and security was put in a position to be the prison guards, essentially,” he added.

A rep for Taylor told The Times that any allegations involving her or associate Robin Greenhill were false.

Vlasov said it “was a big deal” when Britney wanted to get an iPhone, as everyone around her was “worried” what that could mean. He said Yemini asked him to see if there were any “monitoring services” they could get, similar to parental controls, on Britney’s phone. “That’s when Edan told me Britney’s communication is monitored for her own security and protection,” Vlasov said, adding that Yemini told him the court had signed off on it. In the end, they allegedly ended up getting an iPad and signed into the same iCloud as Britney, so everything she did on her phone would show up there as well — from photos to browser history and messages. Some of the messages, he said, were between Britney and her lawyer.

As the special went on, Vlasov claimed an audio recording device was put into Britney’s bedroom room, recording private conversations between Spears and her kids and boyfriend. He also said one day Yemini asked him to “wipe” one of the devices and a USB drive clean — telling him it had “extremely sensitive” material on it nobody could see. Vlasov said he kept a copy, though didn’t elaborate on its contents.

He went on to say that all the men in Britney’s life would have to sign NDAs and were followed by investigators.

When she was entered a rehabilitation center in 2019, everything was once again monitored — including conversations with her friends, mom and prospective lawyers she hoped to meet and possibly hire. She allegedly even told one lawyer to sneak into the facility as a plumber, because she didn’t think anyone involved in her conservatorship would allow another lawyer to come in to meet with her.

“I heard Britney’s testimony and I think that was the final indicator that I wanted to come forward with what I know,” Vlasov added. He said he saved e-mails from Spears’ lawyer making sure Britney was the only one seeing her phone activity — and a response saying, “Jamie confirms he had no access,” something Vlasov said wasn’t true. He added that, when he quit, he told Yemini that he “disagreed with how you run the business,” and Yemini responded by taking out a gun and putting it on a table in front of them. “It’s not a threat, but it’s a thread,” Vlasov added — though Yemini denied the interaction ever took place.

“Controlling Britney Spears” is available on Hulu on FX now.

Britney Spears’ Ex-Assistant Felicia Culotta Praises Fiery Court Testimony, Recalls ‘Toxic’ Environment on Tour

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Culotta believes Britney’s conservators may have been trying to “turn the two of us against each other.”

The team behind “Framing Britney Spears” dropped a new documentary about the pop star on Friday night, digging deeper into her conservatorship in a special titled “Controlling Britney Spears.”

The New York Times investigation once again spoke with Britney’s longtime friend and former assistant Felicia Culotta, as well as a former employee of the company in charge of Spears’ security, her former wardrobe supervisor and someone who was in charge of promotion for her her Circus tour. The special also dug up court transcripts and previously-unseen documents in an attempt to get a better understanding of the conservatorship.

Culotta appeared in “Framing Britney Spears,” which dropped before the singer made a fiery statement to the court during a conservatorship hearing back in June. This time, she reacted to Britney’s words and gave more insight into the wedge placed between them.

Recalling the Circus tour, Culotta said “It was a toxic environment” and one that “made many people feel just yucky.” While she had been working with Britney since the early days of her career, she felt a wedge being put between them around this time as well.

“It slowly became where I wasn’t allowed by her side and wasn’t allowed to have a conversation without other people present, which was very odd,” she claimed.

Culotta said that she was called into a meeting with Jamie Spears, who informed her she wouldn’t be joining them for the European leg of the tour because “Britney said she didn’t want you there” and “Britney said she never wanted you on this tour.” Since she already booked her hotel rooms, she agreed to stay on board with the Spears team, but would avoid being around Britney at all costs.

“At the very last show, as I go to leave the office, she comes in with security and it’s almost like the very air was sucked out of the hall because everyone knew I wasn’t supposed to be there,” Culotta claimed, saying Britney excitedly ran down the hall toward her, jumped on her and started asking where Felicia had been this whole time. “It was at that point I thought, wait a minute, were they trying to turn the two of us against each other?” she asked.

“I don’t know what parameters they were working under or with, but I certainly realized that I being part of the support system was not welcome,” she continued. “I feel like, at some point, the reason I was moved away .. was that I simply said, ‘If I see something with my eyes, I will tell it.’ The further they could push me back, the smaller the support system got.”

Speaking about Britney’s court testimony, Culotta said she “was extremely proud of her and the bravery it took to take up for herself.” She added, “Once Britney started telling her story, I felt like there are gonna be many people and many memories that would need to be talked about to put all the puzzle pieces together and make the truth of the story come out.”

What stood out the most to Felicia from the court statement “is that she was frightened,” she continued. “That’s the thing I want to say bothers me the most, because these are people that are supposed to protect her. How many times has she said this before and why has nothing changed?” she askjed.

“I think she simply wants to be heard, but my goodness, how many times does she have to say it?” Culotta, who said she has no way to get in touch with Spears now, continued. “How loud does she have to scream it?”

She ended the special with a message delivered straight to camera to Britney, should she be watching.

“First off, I would make you giggle. Second off, I want you to remember all the funny things, all the fun times, I want you to remember how strong you are, how talented you are, how silly you are, how goofy you are and that that heart of yours is gigantic,” she said, getting emotional. “My goodness, I told you every day how much I loved you. If I had one penny for every fan that’s just reached out to me to send their love to you, boy I’d be a rich woman.”

“Hang in there, your voice is coming back,” she concluded. “You are louder and prouder and more powerful than I’ve seen you in a really long time. I love you and I will support you, no matter what.”

In the doc, a lawyer for Britney’s father issued a blanket statement stating: “Jamie’s record as conservator — and the court’s approval of his actions — speak for themselves. Jamie loves Britney unwaveringly and wants only the best for her. He will never stop loving or supporting his daughter.”

In a full statement to TooFab regarding the doc, Jamie’s lawyer said, “Since her public breakdown, Jamie has devoted his life to helping Britney meet her goals of regaining custody of her children, rehabilitating her career, and being in a position to live the life she wants to live Upside down in her home mortgage and facing multiple lawsuits in 2008, Jamie worked tirelessly to protect Britney from further exploitation, resolve millions of dollars in lawsuits that were pending against her, and help rebuild her finances so she and her sons are once again financially sound. Jamie loves Britney unwaveringly and wants only the best for her. He will never stop loving or supporting his daughter.”

“Jamie does not answer to the court of public opinion; he answers to a court of law, the probate court,” Thoreen continued. “All of his actions were well within the parameters of the authority conferred upon him by the court. His actions were done with the knowledge and consent of Britney, her court-appointed attorney, and/or the court. Jamie’s record as conservator – and the court’s approval of his actions – speak for themselves.”

TooFab has reached out to his lawyer for comment on Culotta’s specific claims.

“Controlling Britney Spears” is available on Hulu on FX now.

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