Controlling Britney Spears, the follow-up up documentary to Framing Britney Spears has seen a bunch of new revelations come to light.

In an interview with Variety, the creators of both Controlling Britney Spears and Framing Britney Spears, Liz Day and Samantha Stark, said it was “shocking” to learn that Britney Spears’ phone was tapped.

“One of the reasons why it was so shocking is because we had heard rumours about this — people have speculated that her phone is bugged or her house is bugged, but no one really ever had proof,” said Day.

“Security, in particular, was just a literal black box because no one knew what they did or how they operated,” she continued.

“So, to have someone come forward with proof was so revealing and helps us understand how so much of what Britney said in court in June could be true. It’s hard to understand how that could happen to one of the most famous people on the planet.”

Now Spears lawyer Mathew Rosengart has put forward a new legal filing which requests for Jamie Spears to be removed no later than September 29th.

In a statement Rosengart said, “Unauthorized recording or monitoring of Britney’s private communications — especially attorney-client communications, which are a sacrosanct part of the legal system — represent an unconscionable and disgraceful violation of her privacy rights and a striking example of the deprivation of her civil liberties.”

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He continued, “Placing a listening device in Britney’s bedroom would be particularly horrifying, and corroborates so much of her compelling, poignant testimony. Mr. Spears has crossed unfathomable lines.”

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