An attorney for Britney Spears says her father "engaged in horrifying and unconscionable" invasions of privacy while allegedly running surveillance on her as the head of his daughter's conservatorship.
"While they are not evidence, the allegations warrant serious investigation," the filing said.
A Friday report and documentary from The New York Times, "Controlling Britney Spears," detailed the alleged methods of a security firm hired by Jamie Spears to protect the 39-year-old performer, who's been under a legal conservatorship since 2008 following her mental health struggles.
The firm ran "an intense surveillance apparatus that monitored [Spears's] communications and secretly captured audio recordings from her bedroom, including her interactions and conversations with her boyfriend and children" according to the Times, citing a former employee of the security company.
A lawyer for Jamie Spears — who last month agreed to step down as conservator of his daughter's estate — told the Times that all of 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."
But in Monday's filing, the Grammy Award winner's legal team blasted her father, calling the allegations "deeply disturbing."
"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," her attorney said.
The entertainer has called the 13-year conservatorship "abusive" and "traumatizing" and has been working to both remove her father from his role and end the arrangement altogether.