- On Wednesday, a Los Angeles judge ruled that Britney Spears wouldn’t face questioning by her father’s team.
- Jamie Spears’ legal team also sought to obtain Britney Spears’ home address during the hearing.
- Britney Spears’ team said the question was irrelevant and inappropriate in light of stalker incidents.
During a Wednesday hearing, attorneys for Britney Spears and Jamie Spears sparred over whether Jamie Spears had the right to know a critical piece of information about his daughter weeks after her ex-husband crashed her wedding: her home address.
The decision was part of the ongoing court drama over the pop star’s 13-year conservatorship. Although the controversial arrangement has ended, remaining legal matters have revealed the fractions that remain between Jaime Spears and his pop star daughter.
This week, Judge Brenda Penny ruled that Britney Spears will not have to sit for questioning from Jamie Spears’ team in a major win for the singer. As part of the hearing, Penny also had to decide if Britney’s team had to share the pop star’s address with Jamie’s team.
Lawyers for the star argued against releasing the address in the aftermath of an incident at her June wedding, when her ex-husband of 55 hours, Jason Alexander, attempted to crash the ceremony. He was charged with felony stalking and misdemeanor counts of battery, vandalism, and trespassing, according to court documents
Alex Weingarten, Jamie Spears’ lawyer, said that it was a “necessary piece of the puzzle,” and that they needed the address after alleging that Britney’s counsel was signing documents on her behalf while she was out of town.
The address demand by Jamie Spears’ team led to a tense exchange in the courtroom as Britney Spears’ attorney Lisa McCurdy told the court “providing her home address doesn’t show if she’s in town or not.”
“She was married at her home recently, and photos were everywhere,” Weingarten told the court.
“Ms. Spears has been the subject of more than one stalker,” Britney Spears attorney Mathew Rosengart told the court, chiding Weingarten for “chucking at the intrusion of privacy.”
Penny ultimately ruled that Britney Spears would not have to share her address, acknowledging the possibility of leaks even if a protective order was in place.
“You could lock it up, but some people still find a way,” Penny told the court.
“It simply is harassment,” Rosengart told the court. “Think about it, her father is paying a lawyer to have us pay him to give him Britney’s address,” he added, referring to Jamie’s request for his attorney fees to be paid by Britney.