Britney Spears' Lawyer Says Singer's Father is Trying to Extort $2 Million From Her

Britney Spears' attorney has accused the singer’s father, James Spears, of attempting to get roughly $2 million in payments prior to stepping down from the conservatorship that has received renewed national attention in recent months.

Attorney Mathew Rosengart, in a Monday filing first reported by Variety’s Gene Maddaus, has argued that James’ "true motivation" is to "extort" them for millions in the form of multiple payments. The filing lists James' argument for these payments as being for, among other things, attorneys' fees and "media matters."

Rosengart says James is attempting to "barter suspension and removal" in exchange for the payments. "Regardless of the past, Mr. Spears and his counsel are now on notice: the status quo is no longer tolerable, and Britney Spears will not be extorted," Rosengart said in the filing. "Mr. Spears’ blatant attempt to barter suspension and removal in exchange for approximately $2 million in payments, on top of the millions already repaid from Ms. Spears' estate by Mr. Spears and his associates, is a non-starter."

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