11:43 a.m. PT — Tri Star Lawyer Scott Edelman told TMZ, “This is materially misleading. As all of the evidence shows very clearly, the conservatorship was put in place on the recommendation of legal counsel, not Tri Star, and approved by the court for more than 12 years. In fact, Tri Star wasn’t even the business manager of guardianship when it was established. Handpicked email snippets can’t change the facts, that’s why this nonsense will end once for all when the files are unsealed.
Britney Spears‘ The lawyer calls out BS on his former business manager, saying the company owner lied about his involvement in the conservatorship, and that’s why he opposes the release of documents critical of his conduct.
Britney’s attorney Mathew Rosengart, filed legal documents obtained by TMZ … saying that Tri Star Entertainment – which he claims has recouped more than $18 million over the 13-year conservatorship – lied to the judge by claiming he didn’t had no involvement in creating the trusteeship. Rosengart notes…just before Jaime Spears went to court and became his daughter’s temporary curator, he borrowed a minimum of $40,000 from Tri Star, which at the time was a pretty obscure business and didn’t represent any other celebrities.
Rosengart believes the money came with strings attached…that Jamie would get the money and Tri Star would get Britney’s stuff. The attorney has said in the past that this alleged quid pro quo is highly suspicious, even inappropriate, and he wants Tri Star to produce all documents related to the matter, but Tri Star wants a judge to block that decision.
Britney’s attorney notes that the owner of Tri Star, Lou Taylor, reportedly said her company had “no role in creating a conservatorship for Britney Spears.” Taylor’s associate, Robin Greenhillsaid in an affidavit: ‘At the time the conservatorship … was established by this Court in early 2008, Tri Star had no role in Ms. Spears’ affairs.’
Rosengart says that’s just plain wrong, quoting an email from Lou Taylor to Jamie in January 2008, weeks before the conservatorship was put in place, in which she wrote: “He [attorney Andrew Wallet] and tri star will serve as co [i.e., co-conservators] w you.” Taylor wrote another email to another attorney before the conservatorship was established, saying, “I look forward to working with you.”
And, there’s this…one of Jamie’s lawyers emailed Taylor before he went to court and created the temporary conservatorship, saying, “We ran into a problem with [the] selection of judges … the only judge who will be able to hear our case on Friday is that of drugs [sic] which will not give Jamie the power to administer mind-altering drugs.”
Rosengart notes that during the term of the conservatorship, Tri Star got a 5% cut from everything Britney did, and that was over $18 million. He also says that Tri Star’s celebrity clientele – which includes members of the Kardashian family and Travis Scott – was built on the back of a certain Britney Spears.
And, Rosengart wants documents to determine Tri Star’s role, if any, in secretly monitoring Britney’s communications, including her text messages. Of course, counsel also wishes to examine Tri Star’s communications with Jamie Spears regarding the latter’s conduct in the guardianship.
The judge has yet to decide whether Tri Star should augment the documents.
Originally Posted – 5:58 AM PT