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Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, wielded so much control over the pop star’s life that he even monitored her text messages, phone calls, and Internet browser history, according to blatant claims in a new documentary.

A former member of Britney’s security team alleged in “The New York Times Presents: Controlling Britney Spears,” which premiered Friday on FX and Hulu, that she once had “parental controls” on her cellphone. Said, which the singer “Toxic” had. begging to get under The stereotype that has restricted her life for the past 13 years.


“Britney wanted to have an iPhone … and it was a big deal. Everyone was worried,” said Alex Vlasov, who worked at Black Box Security from 2012 to 2021.

“[My boss] Mad [Yemini] Contacted me and asked me, ‘Is there any monitoring service for the iPhone that you are aware of?’ And I’m like, ‘What do you mean?’ And he’s like, ‘Okay, parental controls. Is there any way to put parental controls on the iPhone?'” Vlasov alleged. “And that’s when Aidan explained to me that Britney’s communications are monitored for her safety and security.”

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Vlasov said he was so upset by Yemini’s request that he immediately asked “about the legality” of monitoring Britney’s phone.

“[Edan] Said, ‘Yes, the court is aware of this. Britney’s lawyer is aware of this. This is for his safety. It’s for his safety,” he recalled. “And then Robin [Greenhill of Britney’s management team at Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group] came up with the idea of ​​’why don’t we just have an iPad, sign in with an iCloud’ [account] Over there, the same iCloud that Britney used to use on her phone, and that reflected all the activity?’ You’ll be able to see all messages, all FaceTime calls, notes, browser history, photos.”

Vlasov claimed the team did just that, giving Jamie and Greenhill full access to review everything Britney did on her phone and what she did.

He said the iPad, which was allegedly used to mirror the Grammy winner’s communications, was kept in a safe.

“Their reason for surveillance was to look for bad influence, may be looking for possible illegal activity, but they would be monitoring conversations with her friends, with her mother, with her attorney Sam Ingham. If there is any that limits should be out, then it should be Brittany’s lawyer,” said Vlasov.

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An onscreen message in the documentary noted that “mirroring text messages without the consent of both parties may be a violation of the law” in California, where Brittany lives, it is unclear whether “any text-messages to the court” was aware of or had approved “monitoring.”

Jamie’s lawyer, Vivian Lee Thorin, said in a statement that her client’s “action was taken with the knowledge and consent of Brittany, her court-appointed attorney and/or the court.”

Meanwhile, a lawyer for Yemini said, “Black Box has always conducted itself within professional, ethical and legal limits, and they are particularly proud of their work in keeping Ms. Spears safe for many years.”

And a lawyer for Trai Star Sports and Entertainment Group called the allegations in the film “false”.

Brittany’s new lawyer, Matthew Rosengart also said, “Stopping or monitoring Britney’s communications, especially sacred lawyer-client communications, represents a shameful and shocking violation of her privacy rights and civil liberties.”

Rosengart said he intended to conduct a “complete and aggressive investigation of these cases”.

Britney, 39, has been under guardianship since 2008 and Called the system “abusive” During an emotional court hearing this summer.

Jamie, 69, filed a petition earlier this month to end stereotypes. The judge presiding over the case is expected to approve or deny the termination during the next hearing on September 29.