According to newly published emails included in public court filings, Britney Spears' former business manager was involved in discussions leading up to the formation of the pop star's controversial conservatorship.
Mathew Rosengart, a highly-powered attorney for Spears, has filed a lawsuit against Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group founder Lou Taylor, alleging that she had no involvement in the formation of the conservatorship.
According to pages six, Taylor introduced herself to Jamie's then-attorneys, Geraldine Wyle and Jeryll Cohen, just 15 days before the Toxic singers' father went to court and placed himself in charge of her personal affairs and multimillion-dollar estate.
Taylor emailed Jamie to inform him that she had talked to Wyle and Cohen about Andrew Wallet, the lawyer who would later serve as Britney's co-conservators with Jamie.
On January 30, 2008, Taylor also exchanged emails with Wyle on the idea of preparing an official statement on Jamie's behalf to be sent to the press confirming that Britney, then 26, had been preserved despite her highly publicized personal struggles.
Wyle appeared to be more concerned about finding a lawyer to preside over the case, stating that the only judge available would not grant Jamie the authority to administer psychotropic medications to Britney.
Taylor sent an email to Wyle on February 25, 2008, stating that the Britney's trust might pay the bills, which would eliminate a great deal of the court filing issues; HOWEVER, when it is a business-related deductible expense, the funds must be paid out of Britney Brands or Britney Touring.
If you pay business expenses from the Trust, you will EXPOSE the trust, she said.
Scott Edelman, Tri Star's attorney, tells Page Six that the emails are materially misleading. The conservatorship was established on the recommendation of legal counsel, not Tri Star, and was approved by the court for more than 12 years when it was established.
Edelman continues, Cherry-picked emails will not change the facts, thus, all of this nonsense will disappear once and for all when records are discovered.
Britney's conservatorship was put on hold by a judge in November 2021, but she and her lawyer have refused to let Taylor off the hook.
In a since-deleted Instagram post in February, Britney promised to sue Tristar's st out, claiming that her father, 69, had venerated Taylor, a claim that Charles Harder, the company's lawyer, found to be entirely true.
Rosengart has continued to investigate Taylor, 56, and her associate Robin Greenhill, both of whom have ignored repeated requests to appear in court with the former federal prosecutor and provide relevant papers.
Rosengart cites Britneys' estate as a source of at least $6 million and $18 million, in an opposition to Tri Stars' request to overturn subpoenas. Rosengart also points to Greenhills' sworn statement from November 2021, in which she claims Tri Star had no role in Britneys' affairs in early 2008, contrary to Taylors' emails.
Tri Star has been stonewalled since October 2021, choosing to sue and attack rather than cooperate, and it has yet to produce a single document requested under the subpoenas, according to Page Six.
After being exposed, they furiously want to destroy Britney's private records. This is not how a fiduciary should treat all its clients, like Travis Scott and the Kardashians, or just Britney Spears?
The New York Times reported that Tri Star loaned at least $40,000 to Jamie just days before the start of Britneys conservatorship, a revelation that National Guardianship Association president Anthony Palmieri said resembled a conflict of interest but Harder claimed it had no bearing on Tri Stars' work for the estate.
Tri Star resigned as Britneys' business manager in November 2020. During a fiery debate in court seven months later, the Overprotected singer described her conservatorship as abusive and accused her managers of punishing her.
The next hearing in the case is scheduled for July 13.