Britney Spears' estranged father Jamie accused of attempting to expose her private medical records
Attorney Mathew Rosengart said in his latest filing that the parties violated Britney Spears' constitutional and common law privacy rights
Britney Spears' attorney Mathew Rosengart accused his client's estranged father Jamie Spears and the law company representing him of attempting to purposely release her confidential medical information in order to disgrace and threaten her.
Concerning the issue, Mathew Rosengart, Britney Spears' lawyer, wants Jamie Spears penalized and placed in contempt of court for mishandling her sensitive medical data. Rosengart has filed a motion for sanctions and contempt against Jamie and his legal team for breaking court rules, according to court records acquired by RadarOnline.
He accuses them of "abuses" of the discovery process and "bad faith litigation strategies" in the motion. Jamie and his team were chastised by Judge Penny, who presided over the court battle, for submitting the records in an October hearing. Penny stated, "As these documents have already been sealed by previous court orders, it is highly inappropriate and contrary to the court orders for Mr. Spears to offer these documents in support." "Mr. Spears and his counsel fail to provide any explanation as to their decision to file previously sealed documents or to oppose the present motion in light of the parties stipulated protective order," she added, as reported by Radar.
Rosengart said in his latest filing that the parties violated Britney's constitutional and common law privacy rights by releasing her private medical records. Rosengart claims that after Jamie was removed as conservator of Britney's estate in September 2021, he and his lawyers engaged in a "scorched earth litigation campaign against Britney Spears" while failing to obtain her deposition. Jamie's goals, according to Britney's lawyer, have been to embarrass and infuriate his daughter, as well as generate wasteful legal expenses to seek payment from her estate, "while improperly trying to use this proceeding to "vindicate" himself (a futile task given his record as a conservator), as reported by Radar.
Jamie presented many attachments as part of his unsuccessful application to have the court order Britney's deposition. According to Rosengart, several submissions were sensitive paperwork containing Britney's private medical data. Britney has insisted that they be sealed, but Jamie is reluctant. At a hearing on October 26, the court sided with Britney and sealed the records.
Britney’s lawyer said, "The motivation for Mr. Spears's backdoor effort to 'unseal' his daughter's sensitive, confidential information, including medical information, was to embarrass and intimidate her, and to generate more needless expense, while futilely trying to 'vindicate himself.'" Rosengart feels Spears and his lawyers should be fined $20,000 and maybe convicted in contempt. As previously reported by RadarOnline.com, Rosengart accused Jamie of refusing to answer simple questions during his August 11 deposition. Jamie's counsel, according to Rosengart, wrongly advised him not to answer questions, as reported by Radar.
Furthermore, Rosengart stated that "only a small fraction of his actual communications, text messages were produced in such a disjointed manner that it made it impossible to discern the context of any given text or even what was being discussed, as the messages were not grouped together by conversation or even produced chronologically as required." He requested that the judge order Britney's father to sit for another round, as reported by Radar.