The legal battle between Britney Spears’ parents over her guardianship continues.
In recently filed court documents obtained by ET, the Holland & Knight law firm, representing Britney’s father, Jamie Spears, asks the court to vacate an objection filed by the singer’s mother, Lynne Spears, on behalf of her daughter. .
Lynne recently filed an objection challenging the legal attorney fees that Jamie Spears has requested amid the battle for Britney’s guardianship. Lynne objected to Jamie’s request for approval and payment of more than $ 890,000 for him and his attorneys, as well as related fees and expenses charged to the estate.
According to documents filed by Holland & Knight on Tuesday, the law firm asserts that Lynne’s objections are unfounded and asserts that she “is not acting in the best interest of her daughter.” ET has contacted Lynne’s attorneys for comment.
Furthermore, they allege in their petition that Lynne’s objection has caused undue media attention and allege that Lynne “took advantage of her daughter’s pain and trauma for personal gain by publishing a book” about the singer, referring to her memoirs. 2008. Through the Storm: A True Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World.
Holland & Knight argue that Lynne’s objection indicates her “ignorance regarding the complex nature of the conservatorship estate,” and say that the fees and costs are necessary for the law firm to “adequately defend Mr. Spears from accusations. deceitful that have threatened to tarnish his reputation as a loving and caring father who has nothing to hide, has been loyal and fiercely loving to his daughter, sought to protect her and manage her finances so that she can live her life the way she wants ” .
In her earlier objection, Lynne alleged that the fees and costs are inappropriate, completely excessive, and not in good faith. Additionally, Lynne claimed that the “media tour” fees were to combat media coverage that cast Jamie in a negative light, to no benefit to Britney.
The law firm rejected those claims in its latest filing, arguing: “Media-related issues are inextricably linked to all aspects of the guardianship. The media-related work done by H&K was not just related to litigation. Rather, it was an essential part of the representation and defense of H&K the curator and the protection of the curatorial estate. “
As ET reported last month, if the court approves it, Britney will have to pay nearly $ 2 million to her father’s attorneys. Jamie also requests approval of his conservator compensation, including $ 16,000 per month, plus $ 2,000 per month for the cost of office expenses, from November 1, 2019 through February 28, 2021, the period mentioned in the document. .
Hear more about the ongoing legal battle in the video below.