Britney Spears‘ was allegedly tracked and monitored through her personal phone calls and text messages, according to the The New York Times Presents: Controlling Britney Spears documentary.
The new doc, which premiered Friday on FX, revealed that her father Jamie had her monitored through her communication devices and even stalked her internet browser history.
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Alex Vlasov, who was once part of Black Box Security, which was her security team, revealed in the new documentary that he was asked to “put parental controls” on the cellphone that Britney wanted to get.
“Britney wanted to get an iPhone … and that was a big deal. Everybody was worried,” Alex shared, via Variety. He left the company in 2021.
He explained, “[My boss] Edan [Yemini] approached me and asked me, ‘Is there any monitoring services for an iPhone that you are aware of?’ And I’m like, ‘What do you mean?’ And he’s like, ‘Well, parental controls. Is there any way you can put parental controls on an iPhone?’ And that’s when Edan explained to me that Britney’s communication is monitored for her own security and protection.”
Alex admitted that he was concerned about how legal that actually was and asked about it.
“[Edan] said, ‘Yes, the court is aware of this. Britney’s lawyer is aware of this. This is for her safety. It’s for her protection,’” he recalled. “And then Robin [Greenhill of Britney’s management team at Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group] came up with the idea of, ‘Why don’t we just take an iPad, sign in with an iCloud [account] on there, the same iCloud that Britney would use on her phone, and that would mirror all activity?’ You would be able to see all messages, all FaceTime calls, notes, browser history, photographs.”
Alex now claims that the iPad had been kept in a safe.
“Their reason for monitoring was looking for bad influence, looking for potential illegal activity that might happen, but they would also monitor conversations with her friends, with her mom, with her lawyer Sam Ingham. If there’s anybody that should be off limits, it should be Britney’s lawyer,” he said.
The documentary made a point to say that while “mirroring text messages without the consent of both parties could be a violation of the law” in California, where Britney lives, it is unclear whether “the court knew about or had approved any text-message monitoring.”