Britney Spears’ home has been swept for bugs and surveillance cameras, according to reports.
It’s been claimed the the 39-year-old’s mansion had to be swept following suggestions that her dad Jamie, 69, was keeping tracks on her during her conservatorship without her consent or knowledge.
The sweep was said to have been ordered by the Toxic singer’s lawyer Mathew Rosengart, who enlisted former military security specialists to complete a comprehensive search.
The search at the Thousand Oaks mansion is reported to have been completed while Britney and her fiancé Sam Asghari, 27, holidayed in Hawaii, according to The Sun.
The check is said to have included the star’s furniture, decor, doors, walls, vents, and ceilings as they hunted for any evidence of surveillance or listening devices.
The allegations of spying came about by a former bodyguard of the star in the new documentary titled Controlling Britney Spears. The claims were raised in court by her lawyer.
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It’s not yet known whether any devices were found during the search.
A source told the publication: “When allegations arose about the spying, action was immediately taken to make sure things were more secure.
“As part of that a specialist security team did a review of the house and grounds.
“It was effectively a sweep, similar to what the FBI do. This is pretty serious stuff and taken very seriously. It is also being kept under wraps at this stage.”
It was reported by Deadline last week Deadline that further investigations were ongoing by the FBI as to whether any laws were broken.
Jamie has refused the allegations, insisting Britney was aware of the surveillance arrangements. It is law in California that both parties must consent to a conversation being recorded.
The news came shortly before Britney took to social media to thank her fans for their role so far in fighting the conservatorship.
The pop superstar hailed the Free Britney movement after Judge Brenda Penny suspended her dad from his role controlling her conservatorship, handing the reins to John Zabel until December 31.
She took to Twitter to say: “#FreeBritney movement … I have no words … because of you guys and your constant resilience in freeing me from my conservatorship … my life is now in that direction!!!!!
“I cried last night for two hours cause my fans are the best and I know it…
“I feel your hearts and you feel mine … that much I know is true!!!!!”
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