Former Black Box security employee Alex Vlasov claims the singer was treated like a prisoner
A former member of Britney Spears’ longtime security team claims the pop star’s bedroom was fitted with an audio recording device that monitored her personal conversations at home.
The “New York Times Presents: Controlling Britney Spears” documentary airs Friday on FX and Hulu. The documentary, directed by Samantha Stark and produced by Liz Day, is a follow-up to “Framing Britney Spears,” which aired earlier this year. This includes blatant claims about Britney’s team taking control of her daily life under 13 years of tutelage, which she is desperately struggling to break out of.
For the first time ever, Alex Vlasov, a former employee of Black Box Security – the longtime security company for Britney – came forward with allegations that the company allegedly followed his every move to be illegal and unethical. Vlasov claims that the company installed an “audio recording device” in the “toxic” singer’s bedroom, which recorded her “conversations with her boyfriend and children”.
“Ethically it was just a big mess,” claimed Vlasov.
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The documentary claims that the device recorded “180 hours of audio” from Brittany’s bedroom. In addition, Vlasov claimed that he was approached one day with Yemini’s request to wipe the USB drive containing the recordings.
“They seemed so nervous, that no one could find out about it and that’s why I needed to delete everything on it so that there were no records,” Vlasov claimed.
Not wishing to be an “accomplice” to any possible crime committed by the black box, Vlasov said he kept a copy.
“I don’t think it was a coincidence that she was supposed to meet a court investigator a few days ago,” he said.
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The documentary also alleged that Robin Greenhill of Try Star Sports & Entertainment, who worked closely with Britney’s father Jamie Spears, used the singer’s iPad with an iPad connected to her iCloud account to track her text messages with friends. Wanted to mirror the phone.
Greenhill reportedly asked the security team to encrypt Brittany’s messages and send them to her father. He said that it appears Britney could not have someone in the privacy of her home without her team knowing. He described the restrictions imposed on the pop star as “a minor who needs the consent of his parents.”
Additionally, Vlasov alleged that members of the security team had been instructed to hand over prepackaged envelopes with her medicines to Brittany. Vlasov claimed that his bosses informed him that the responsibility was coming directly from the “customer” of the company. The customer, he says, was Jamie.
“It really reminds me of someone who was in jail and the security was essentially put in a position to be a prison guard,” he claimed.
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Vlasov’s testimony in the documentary also included an email thread sent to him from his boss that featured Britney’s former custodian attorney Samuel Ingham III requesting that no one other than Brittany call, text and voicemail her. cannot reach. A lawyer for Jamie replied that Jamie would have no access.
To this day, Vlasov said he is unaware that his communications to the court overseeing Britney’s guardianship case are being monitored and that her conversations at home are being recorded. Once Vlasov began to question the practices of the Black Box, he alleged that Yemini took out his gun and placed it on his desk in front of Vlasov.
“So you don’t like how I run my business?” Vlasov claimed that Yemini asked him. Yamini has denied the incident.
Yamini also declined to answer questions about her firm’s work with Brittany, citing client confidentiality. In a statement, her attorney said, “Mr Yemini and Black Box have always conducted themselves within professional, ethical and legal limits, and they are particularly proud of their work in keeping Ms. Spears safe for many years.” “
Meanwhile, a lawyer for the alleged allegations against Greenhill and founder Lou Taylor were false. “People who have no personal knowledge of the facts, and for whatever reason, have decided to make up false stories about Ms. Spears and her various representatives,” said a lawyer.
Jamie Spears did not respond to requests related to the documentary. In a statement, his lawyer said, “His actions were performed with the knowledge and consent of Brittany, her court-appointed attorney and/or the court. Jamie’s record as custodian – and the court’s approval of her actions – Speak for itself. Jamie loves Britney unwaveringly and only wants the best for her. He will never stop loving or supporting his daughter.”
Brittany did not participate in an interview for the documentary. However, his current lawyer, Matthew Rosengart, confirmed that he would “aggressively” investigate the allegations made in it.
“Stopping or monitoring Britney’s communications, especially sacred attorney-client communications, represents a shameful and shocking violation of her privacy rights and civil liberties. It would be particularly embarrassing to have a listening device in Brittany’s bedroom We want to conduct a thorough and aggressive investigation of these cases.”
In early September, Jamies Filed a petition to end the conservatism. This week, Rosengart filed his papers proposing the decade-plus agreement to take Spears’ life control and financials this fall and without requiring the singer to undergo a mental health or medical evaluation.
Britney’s next hearing in the legal battle against her father is on September 29.