Despite denying any connection to Britney Spears’ According to new court documents filed by Spears’ attorney, the former business executive of pop star Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group was directly involved in the legal settlement.
The filing states that Tri Star received at least $18 million from conservatorship. Tri Star and its founder, Lou Taylor, served as the superstar’s sales director from 2008 to 2020.
The company was hired by the singer’s father, Jamie Spearsaround that time, he put his daughter under management.
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Elder Spears was the singer’s defense for much of the 13-year legal settlement, before he was suspended by the court last September, before conservatorship was terminated altogether in November.
Previously, Tri Star had said that they were not involved in Spears’ role of conservator. But now, a new court filing from Spears attorney Matthew Rosengart says that Tri Star and its employees, Taylor and Robin Greenhill, were intimately involved in facilitating conservatorship.
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The legal documents related to the emails, allegedly sent by Taylor, relate to conservatorship.
“Tri Star, Lou Taylor and Robin Greenhill all deny that Tri Star was involved in the establishment of the Regulatory Authority,” Rosengart wrote in the filing, referencing the sworn statement from Greenhill that, “At the time of the agency’s involvement in the establishment of the Regulatory Authority,” Rosengart wrote. conservatorship … established by this Court in early 2008, Tri Star had no role in the Miss Spears cases.”
The filing also mentions media interviews where Tri Star denied their involvement in a conservatorship role.
“These denials by Tri Star and its representatives are untrue,” Rosengart wrote. He also said that Tri Star has received “more than $18 million from the conservatorship it helped create.”
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Scott Edelman, an attorney for Tri Star, issued a response to the claims Saturday morning.
Edelman writes: “This is seriously misleading. Since all evidence is clear, the conservatorship was established at the recommendation of legal counsel, not Tri Star, and was approved by the Court. agreement for more than 12 years,” Edelman wrote.
“In fact, Tri Star wasn’t even a sales manager for conservatorship when it was founded. Selected excerpts from emails can’t change the facts, that’s why it’s nonsense. This will end once and for all when the record is unsealed.”
Rosengart has publicly pledged to fully investigate Tri Star. His company asked PI Kroll to conduct an investigation into the company’s conduct, along with her father.
In the new filing, emails obtained by Kroll show communications allegedly sent between Taylor, Spears’ father, and his former attorney, Geraldine Wyle. The emails indicate that Wyle contacted Taylor, before conservatorship was granted in February 2008.
“[Andrew Wallet] and Tri Star will act as co [with] friend, “Taylor is said to have written in an email to Spears’ father on January 17, 2008, saying she had spoken to Wyle and her co-consultant.” I look forward to working with you,” Taylor wrote to Wyle.
On January 30, 2008, Wyle allegedly wrote an email to Taylor, which stated: “We have had a problem with [the] judge selection… the only judge who can hear our case on Friday is a drug [sic] who will not give Jamie the right to administer psychotropic drugs” to Britney Spears.
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The emails referenced in the file seem to suggest that Taylor wants to be a co-conservator. In an alleged email from February 2008, Taylor wrote, “I’m the right person for this.”
“I’ve been fighting for Jamie for 3 years, praying and fasting with him weekly and my life has changed dramatically because of this determination,” Taylor allegedly wrote in an email from 2008.
Variety has reached out to Charles Harder, an attorney for Tri Star, for comment on Rosengart’s filing and to verify the authenticity of the emails allegedly sent by his client, Taylor.
He also said that Tri Star has received “more than $18 million from the conservatorship it helped create
Rosengart has been fighting against Tri Star since he was retained by Spears as her attorney in the summer of 2021. He has accused the company of “obstructing” his efforts to obtain information for him. its customers. In this new application, Rosengart states that the reason Tri Star did not cooperate was because they were directly involved in the creation of the conservatorship, although to the contrary.
Spears and Tri Star’s father was the subject of damning accusations from the singer, who said they abused her and profited her financially during her time as a manager. .
A report in the New York Times alleged that the star was being monitored by a security team hired by her father and that Tri Star was involved in monitoring the singer’s phone. At the time, a lawyer for Tri Star told the Times, “These allegations are untrue.”
Just last week, attorneys for Spears’ father, Alex Weingarten, took an oath to deny having any knowledge that his eldest daughter’s private bedroom was wiretapped or allowed to spy on the pop star. .
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“I was informed by Britney’s attorney regarding an allegation that a listening or ‘faulty’ device was placed in her bedroom for surveillance during the time of Conservancy. This allegation is false,” the statement from her father said. by Spears.
“I have never conducted or authorized any surveillance of Britney’s bedroom at any time, including during Conservatorship. I am not aware of any such surveillance. happened.”
Diversity Contacted Weingarten for additional comment on the July 1 filing regarding Tri Star’s participation in a conservatorship role.
While the surveillance allegations have mainly focused on Spears’ father and the security team he is said to have hired, Tri Star has been at the center of widespread allegations of financial mismanagement.
In December 2021, Tri Star was subsequently the subject of an exhibition in New York Timestitled “Britney Spears Felt Trapped. Her Business Manager Benefited”, raises financial questions about Tri Star founder Lou Taylor and whether she was illegally enriching the singer’s earnings when she was her manager or not.
inside Times piece, both Taylor and Jamie Spears denied any wrongdoing through attorneys.
Taylor’s attorney, Harder, said Tri Star “loyally served the estate” and helped Spears build an estimated $60 million fortune, which he said was “a success by any standard.”
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Now, in this new filing, Rosengart says that, through her role in Spears’ conservatorship, Tri Star has not only profited at least $18 million from Spears’ fortune, but also “built it up.” her company is based on Britney Spears,” which now represents stars from the Kardashian family to Travis Scott.
“Despite its integral role at the time management was established, despite raking in at least $18 million from Britney Spears while she was conservator, and despite building a brand Spears’ name and incredible talent and hard work…when Tri Star’s Undersigned Attorney asked informally at the end of 2021 for background information regarding regarding conservatorship… Tri Star, like Mr. Spears, chose to refute and disrupt,” Rosengart wrote.
More than seven months after the pop star’s conservatorship was terminated, her legal battle continues. Besides filing this new petition regarding the Tri Star, Rosengart also continued to fight against his father.
Elder Spears recently asked for her daughter to be deposed to address her social media posts in which she made statements about his behavior towards her during her tenure. preservation service.
Rosengart denied that request, claiming in a filing this week that his client’s father was seeking “revenge” through a “fake demotion,” while avoiding his own demotion.
The next hearing, which is expected to cover all of these issues, will take place on July 13 in Los Angeles Superior Court.
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