Britney Spears’ lawyer says he subpoenaed her former management company to ask how much money she got from her estate

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Mathew Rosengart stands among the crowd outside the Los Angeles Courthouse.Ted Soqui for Insider

  • After Friday’s hearing, Rosengart told reporters that he issued two subpoenas to Tri Star Entertainment.

  • Tri Star worked as Britney Spears’ business manager during part of her conservatorship.

  • In previous court filings, Rosengart said Tri Star had already been overpaid by $200,000.

Britney Spears’ lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, says one of the the former pop star management companies, Tri Star, refuses to answer questions about payments received during his guardianship. Speaking to reporters after Friday’s hearing (during which Spears’ conservatorship was formally terminated), Rosengart said he issued subpoenas to Tri Star.

“I’ve also received questions about Britney Spears’ business manager, Tri Star, and my comments will be brief,” Rosengart said. “All I will say for now is this: We were forced to issue two subpoenas to Tri Star Sports and Entertainment because they would not voluntarily cooperate with Britney Spears.”

He continued, “Rather than voluntarily comply with these subpoenas, Tri Star refused and they filed a motion to remove these subpoenas and remove the information requested by Britney Spears. The most notable question we asked on behalf of Britney from Tri Star is this, a very simple question: How much money did you take out of the estate? How much money did you get out of the estate?”

Rosengart ended his statement by saying that he “is not drawing any conclusions at this time” but that anyone listening could draw their own “inference” as to why Tri Star refused to answer this question.

Lawyers representing Lou Taylor, who founded Tri Star, and Tri Star did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

Britney Spears, with her blonde hair pulled back in a ponytail, wore a sleeveless shimmering blue two-piece outfit.

Singer Britney Spears attends the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Frazer Harrison/BBMA2016/Getty Images

Spears’ guardianship was established in 2008 and Jamie appointed Taylor’s company, Tri Star, as business manager of his daughter’s estate in 2009, first for the Circus Tour and then, in 2010, for the estate. himself. Taylor’s company ditched the Spears account in November 2020according to court documents obtained by Los Angeles Magazine.

In an August court filing reviewed by Insider, Rosengart said Jamie Spears approved payments to Tri Star that exceeded the amount payable by the company.

“In December 2019, Mr. Spears inexplicably approved a payment to Tri Star of more than $300,000 above the approximately $200,000 that was supposed to be payable to Tri Star at the time,” Rosengart wrote. “This $300,000 payment was not due to additional tasks or work performed by Tri Star.”

A hearing is currently scheduled for January 19, at which time the finances and charges sought from Spears’ financial estate will be discussed.

At Friday’s dismissal hearing, Rosengart and attorney for temporary financial curator John Zabel asked the court to ensure that Tri Star’s attorney can also appear for the January 19 court date, marking one of the first times Rosengart mentioned the company in court.

By the January 19 hearing, Zabel is allowed to prepare trust documents for Britney Spears’ estate and transfer assets out of her trust, under a termination plan filed in court Friday by Rosengart, Zabel and former curator Jodi Montgomery.

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