Jamie Spears Wants Britney To Sit for a Deposition Over Instagram Posts

Britney Spears and her father could face off in court again to discuss his legal fees and the singer’s allegations of conservatorship abuse.

Lawyers for Jamie Spears filed paperwork asking for the pop star to sit before a jury to clarify her social media posts’ content.

According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE magazine, Mr. Spears’ legal team expects Britney to challenge the abuse claims she had made about her father through social media and in her forthcoming book on her tell-all memoir.

Mr. Spears’s lawyer Alex Weingarten wrote a statement asking Britney to depose. “Britney’s counsel claims Britney is exempt from discovery obligations regarding her allegations of wrongdoing, but Jamie has a right to prepare his case and depose Britney, as she is the individual making unsupported claims against him,” he wrote.

The attorney also said the 40-year-old star had no legal basis to object to testifying on the grounds that the questioning might involve “emotionally difficult issues,” as she has already addressed such issues on social media in recent months.

Citing various posts made by Britney on her official Instagram account, Mr. Weingarten said: “She claims through her court filings and through her social media musings to know all kinds of information relating to her allegations of wrongdoing.”

“Accordingly, Britney either: (1) has the knowledge about her allegations that she professes to have in court filings and on social media; or (2) has no such knowledge or support and simply believes that she can say whatever she wants in court and on social media regardless of whether her allegations are true,” the filing added.

The “Baby One More Time” singer has taken to social media to speak out about the abuse she claims she experienced under her 13-year conservatorship. But Mr. Spears, who is seeking court intervention for the trial scheduled for July 13, does not appear to be happy with the content his daughter has been posting.

His attorney has yet to respond to media requests for comment.

The filing comes after Britney’s attorney Mathew Rosengart filed a motion to compel Mr. Spears to testify in court, arguing that he “had not appeared for his deposition” since being given notice in October 2021.