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Britney Spears’s legal team reacts to allegations singer’s father spied on her

Britney’s legal team has branded the allegations that Jamie monitored her ‘deeply disturbing’ (Picture: Getty)

Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, has been accused of crossing ‘unfathomable lines’ after a documentary alleged the pop superstar was secretly recorded in her bedroom during her conservatorship.

Controlling Britney Spears, which premiered on September 24 on FX and Hulu in the US, alleges the singer’s conversations with her two sons and boyfriend were taped, while her text messages and other material from her phone were passed to her father Jamie.

A rep for Jamie, who has overseen his daughter’s multimillion-dollar estate for 13 years, has been contacted for comment by Metro.co.uk.

The legal team for Britney, 39, said if true, the reports showed Jamie, 69, had ‘engaged in horrifying and unconscionable invasions of his adult daughter’s privacy’.

In a new legal filing, lawyers for the Toxic singer said the reports require ‘serious investigation’ and suggested state law over the recording of private conversations may have been breached.

The filing states: ‘Mr Spears has crossed unfathomable lines. While they are not evidence, the allegations warrant serious investigation, certainly by Ms Spears as, among other things, California is a “two-party” consent state.’

Britney was placed under the conservatorship in 2008 (Picture: Getty Images)

Mathew S Rosengart, the singer’s lawyer, repeated his calls for Jamie to be immediately removed from the conservatorship during a hearing on Wednesday.

He said: ‘As a result of these deeply-disturbing allegations, Mr Spears will inevitably be focused over the next several days and weeks on defending his own interests not his daughter’s (yet again).

‘And regardless of the outcome of the allegations, what cannot be genuinely disputed is how deeply upsetting they are to Ms Spears and if nothing else, they magnify the need to suspend Mr Spears immediately.’

Rosengart said Jamie will be required to help with the transition to a temporary successor, if he leaves the conservatorship.

He added: ‘The only thing Mr Spears will “lose” is something he should not have ever had — the ability to further harm his daughter.’

Spears has long called for her father to step down from his role as conservator and in a filing last month his lawyers said he was prepared to do so, though no timeframe was given.

Britney with her new fiancé Sam, who she has called ‘her rock’ in recent years (Picture: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for GLAAD)

In a stunning move earlier this month he asked a judge to consider terminating the conservatorship.

Rosengart said in the new filing Spears ’emphatically consents to termination of the conservatorship in its entirety, this fall, as it is formally wound down’.

The singer recently announced her engagement to 27-year-old actor and fitness expert Sam Asghari, with social media in a whirl when the star briefly deactivated her Instagram account to take the chance to celebrate privately.

Metro.co.uk has contacted Jamie’s rep for comment.

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