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Former FBI agent corroborates claims Jamie Spears planted 'recording device' in Britney's bedroom


A former FBI agent is corroborating claims that Jamie Spears spied on his daughter Britney during the course of her conservatorship, according to new legal documents filed by the pop star’s lawyer.

Britney’s lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, filed a declaration on behalf of the 40-year-old from ex-FBI agent Sherine Ebadi who backed assertions that Jamie instructed Black Box Security ‘to place a secret recording device in Ms. Spears’s bedroom,’ E! News reported. 

Attorneys for Britney Spears hired the former federal agent, who currently oversees forensic investigations for a private firm, to look into troubling allegations leveled by a former security company employee tasked with looking after the star. 

Corroborating troubling claims: In a new legal filing, a former FBI agent backed claims that Jamie Spears instructed a security firm to place a listening device in Britney Spears' bedroom without her consent

Corroborating troubling claims: In a new legal filing, a former FBI agent backed claims that Jamie Spears instructed a security firm to place a listening device in Britney Spears’ bedroom without her consent

Following an investigation, Ebadi corroborated the claims that Jamie had a listening device secretly planted in Britney’s bedroom.

Ebadi was told by Alex Vlasov, the former Black Box security employee, that under Jamie’s instructions, a recording decide was duct-taped ‘behind furniture so it could not be seen’ in Britney’s bedroom. 

A ‘separate battery pack’ as also allegedly added to the hidden device ‘to permit continuous recording for a longer period of time.’

‘Communications between Ms. Spears and her personal court-appointed attorney, Sam Ingham, were among the private communications that Black Box and Mr. Spears monitored,’ Ebadi wrote in the declaration. 

Allegations: Ebadi was told by Alex Vlasov, the former Black Box security employee, that under Jamie's instructions, a recording decide was duct-taped 'behind furniture so it could not be seen' in Britney's bedroom

Allegations: Ebadi was told by Alex Vlasov, the former Black Box security employee, that under Jamie’s instructions, a recording decide was duct-taped ‘behind furniture so it could not be seen’ in Britney’s bedroom

On her own: As Ebadi's bombshell findings were filed in a Los Angeles court ahead of a January 19 hearing, Britney was seen out driving in her Thousand Oaks neighborhood

On her own: As Ebadi’s bombshell findings were filed in a Los Angeles court ahead of a January 19 hearing, Britney was seen out driving in her Thousand Oaks neighborhood

'Communications between Ms. Spears and her personal court-appointed attorney, Sam Ingham, were among the private communications that Black Box and Mr. Spears monitored,' Ebadi wrote in the declaration

‘Communications between Ms. Spears and her personal court-appointed attorney, Sam Ingham, were among the private communications that Black Box and Mr. Spears monitored,’ Ebadi wrote in the declaration

‘Mr. Vlasov told me that Mr. Spears was particularly interested in his daughter’s attorney-client communications and wanted regular updates from Black Box on the substance of those privileged messages. 

‘Surveillance of Ms. Spears’s communications with her lawyer continued until at least 2020, when [Black Box owner Edan Yemini] instructed Mr. Vlasov to cease reviewing attorney-client privileged communications.’

According to the declaration, Ebadi felt that the results of her inquiry into the matter ‘raise criminal implications’ for Jamie Spears.

'Mr. Vlasov told me that Mr. Spears was particularly interested in his daughter's attorney-client communications and wanted regular updates from Black Box on the substance of those privileged messages

‘Mr. Vlasov told me that Mr. Spears was particularly interested in his daughter’s attorney-client communications and wanted regular updates from Black Box on the substance of those privileged messages

She added that Jamie, who oversaw Britney’s 13 year conservatorship, ‘engaged in and directed others to engage in unconscionable violations of [Britney’s] privacy and civil liberties,’ Page Six reported.

As Ebadi’s bombshell findings were filed in a Los Angeles court ahead of a January 19 hearing, Britney was seen out driving in her Thousand Oaks neighborhood.

The Circus singer was seen in the drivers seat on a solo ride in her white Mercedes coup wearing white rimmed aviator sunglasses.

Driving alone is new to Spears who was barred from doing so under the guidelines of her longtime, strict conservatorship which was finally vacated a few months back. 

The allegations that Jamie Spears spied on his daughter were first raised by a former employee of Black Box Security in a New York Times documentary on the hitmaker, Controlling Britney Spears. 

Kroll Associates, the private firm where Ebadi works, also concluded that Black Box was paid $6million for their services, according to the new court documents.  

Following the explosive accusations at the end of September 2021, Britney’s legal team had her mansion reportedly swept for bugs and surveillance cameras by Kroll Associates. 

Walls, furniture, decor, doors, vents, and ceilings were all allegedly scoured for listening devices or other hidden surveillance by Ebadi’s firm.  

Concerning: The allegations that Jamie Spears spied on his daughter were first raised by a former employee of Black Box Security in a New York Times documentary on the hitmaker, Controlling Britney Spears

Concerning: The allegations that Jamie Spears spied on his daughter were first raised by a former employee of Black Box Security in a New York Times documentary on the hitmaker, Controlling Britney Spears

In her declaration, Ebadi said she interviewed the former security employee over his ‘troubling allegations’ in the documentary shortly after it aired on Hulu.

‘I corroborated the Times’s reporting on Mr. Spears’s extensive, surveillance efforts, including of Ms. Spears’s attorney-client communications and private conversations in her bedroom,’ she stated in this latest declaration.

Deadline previously reported that the FBI were looking into whether the law was broken, with Jamie insisting his daughter knew of the surveillance arrangements. Under California law, both parties must consent to a conversation being recorded.

The actions were taken prior to a judge officially putting an end to her conservatorship on November 12.

At the time, Britney’s lawyer said the allegations ‘magnify the need to suspend Mr. Spears immediately.’ 

‘Mr. Spears has crossed unfathomable lines,’ said the singer’s lawyer in a contemporaneous court filing. ‘While they are not evidence, the allegations warrant serious investigation, certainly by Ms. Spears as, among other things, California is a ‘two-party’ consent state.’ 

'All of his actions were well within the parameters of the authority conferred upon him by the court,' a lawyer for Jamie Spears told the Times when the documentary came out. 'His actions were done with the knowledge and consent of Britney, her court-appointed attorney, and/or the court.'

‘All of his actions were well within the parameters of the authority conferred upon him by the court,’ a lawyer for Jamie Spears told the Times when the documentary came out. ‘His actions were done with the knowledge and consent of Britney, her court-appointed attorney, and/or the court.’

His furious remarks were a reference to a New York Times documentary released on Hulu detailing the surveillance claims.

Alex Vlasov, a former employee of Black Box Security, told The New York Times that the Spears’s phone calls and messages were secretly recorded as part of her 13-year conservatorship, overseen by her father. 

‘All of his actions were well within the parameters of the authority conferred upon him by the court,’ a lawyer for Jamie Spears told the Times when the documentary came out. 

‘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.’ 

Britney, meanwhile, is locked in a public feud with her younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears over the release of Jamie’s new memoir, Things I Should Have Said. 

Spat: Britney, meanwhile, is locked in a public feud with her younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears over the release of Jamie's new memoir, Things I Should Have Said

Spat: Britney, meanwhile, is locked in a public feud with her younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears over the release of Jamie’s new memoir, Things I Should Have Said

In a blistering Instagram post on Tuesday, Britney slammed her mother and sister saying she should have ‘slapped’ them ‘across your f***ing faces.’

In her since-deleted post, the performer seemed to take aim at her sister for having gotten a cushier upbringing and a starring role on TV when she was just a child.

She also lambasted her mother Lynne Spears for not being supportive to her in the wake of her breakup with Justin Timberlake.

Recently, the Spears sisters have been lobbing barbs at one another on social media with Britney calling Jamie Lynn ‘scum’ and accusing her of inventing stories in order to peddle her new book.

Both sisters have admitted that their public spat is ‘tacky’ and should be done privately but neither seem to be heeding their own advice. 

Feuding: Recently, the Spears sisters have been lobbing barbs at one another on social media with Britney calling Jamie Lynn 'scum' and accusing her of inventing stories in order to peddle her new book

Feuding: Recently, the Spears sisters have been lobbing barbs at one another on social media with Britney calling Jamie Lynn ‘scum’ and accusing her of inventing stories in order to peddle her new book

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