In the new documentary ‘Controlling Britney Spears’, which was released on Friday on HULU, insiders talk about the conservatorship and the"intense surveillance apparatus" that was apparently in place to keep tabs on her.
The insiders said Jamie Spears was monitoring Britney’s calls and texts via a security firm he'd hired to protect her, as well as capturing audio recordings from her bedroom.
A former employee of the security company said,”It really reminded me of somebody that was in prison. And security was put in a position to be the prison guards.”
The former employee says all of Britney Spears' texts, FaceTime calls, browser history, notes, and photos were monitored by mirroring her phone's iCloud account on an iPad and an iPod. Those encrypted communications would then be sent to Jamie Spears and the singer's then-business manager.
He said there were also "extremely sensitive" audio recordings taken from Britney Spears' bedroom that he says he was asked to delete by his boss (but he didn’t).
An attorney for Jamie Spears says his actions"were well within the parameters of the authority conferred upon him by the court" and "were done with the knowledge and consent of Britney, her court-appointed attorney, and/or the court.”
Source: NY Times.
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