Jamie Spears to be audited? Jason Rubin, Britney Spears' conservator pick, would check finances
Britney Spears has already demanded that she wants her father to be replaced by Jason Rubin as conservator of her estate. Sources told TMZ that Rubin will audit Jamie Spears if and when he is granted that position.
Speaking to the tabloid newspaper, sources with direct knowledge of the case have claimed that if Rubin is appointed, his "first order of business will be to conduct forensic accounting to determine if Jamie mishandled Britney's finances," per the outlet. According to TMZ, Rubin is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who routinely investigates the finances of complex businesses. There will be a lot for him to examine, per the documents filed by Britney's new lawyer, Matt Rosengart.
According to TMZ, one of the "big-ticket items" flagged by Rosengart is a $500,000 payment to Britney's former business manager, Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group. The company had reportedly been receiving a 5% percent commission on Britney's gross entertainment-related income. It also drew a substantial amount of income from her live performances, when she was "making an enormous amount of money."
The amount Tri-Star originally drew was reduced to around $200,000 a year when the Princess of Pop went on a hiatus in 2019. According to court documents, a rep from the company asked Jamie in an email to raise the minimum amount to $500,000. According to the report, Britney's father approved the request despite an existing agreement that did not entitle the company to the additional $300,000 per annum.
Furthermore, Rosengart cited Jamie's request for more than $1.3 million in attorney's fees, of which $541,000 was allotted for "media matters," which Britney's lawyer thinks "is BS," per TMZ. That said, Rosengart also pointed out how Jamie was paying himself $16,000 a month, which is allegedly $2,000 more than his daughter got from her own estate. Britney now wants the judge to move up the court date from late September to August, or suspend Jamie's conservatorship immediately pending the hearing, per the outlet.
Last week, MEAWW reported how the 'Gimme More' hitmaker posted a fourth topless image of herself holding her breasts while soaking up the sun outdoors. Fans of the troubled pop sensation are now wondering if she is trying to send a message.
The 39-year-old Princess of Pop wore a tiny pair of denim shorts as she swayed from side to side to pose for the camera in the back garden of her LA mansion. It's worth noting that Britney has gone topless on social media multiple times of late. She posted a similar photo to Instagram on July 23. At the time, her fans were worried that the image was going to cost her the ongoing conservatorship battle against her father.
She scored a major victory in court last month when Judge Brenda Penny permitted her to hire legal representation of her choice. It was then that she chose former federal prosecutor Rosengart to represent her. Britney, in court documents, alleged the relationship with her father was "venomous" and that it impaired her "mental health, her well-being, and her ability to pursue and continue with her extraordinary career.” She also described her father's control of her life as "traumatizing, insane, and depressing."