Who Is Lou Taylor? Britney Spears' Ex-Business Manager Helped Set Up Controversial Conservatorship, Emails Reveal
Britney Spears' former business manager was involved in negotiations leading up to the installation of the pop star's controversial conservatorship, according to newly discovered emails published in public court filings. The singer's accusations might be true. One can recall how she threatened to sue Tri-Star to the ground because of its involvement, which the agency has denied.
The filing by Spears' powerful attorney, Mathew Rosengart, in Los Angeles Superior Court last Friday disproves Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group CEO Lou Taylor's previous claim to Page Six that she had "no role whatsoever in the construction" of the conservatorship.
Incriminating emails from Taylor showed this.
In one of these correspondences, Taylor introduced herself to Jamie's then-attorneys, Geraldine Wyle and Jeryll Cohen. In an email dated Jan. 17, 2008, she wrote that she was looking forward to working with them.
This was just 15 days before the "Toxic" singer's father, Jamie Spears, went to court and took control of her personal affairs and multimillion-dollar estate.
Taylor then wrote Jamie 12 minutes later to inform him that she had "spoken to" Wyle and Cohen about Andrew Wallet, the attorney who would oversee Britney's finances for 11 years and that Wallet and Tri-Star would "act as co's" with Jamie.
Taylor and Wyle also exchanged emails on January 30, 2008, two days before the conservatorship commenced, discussing creating a "formal statement... on behalf of Jamie" to proclaim that Britney, then 26 years old, had been conserved in the midst of her well known personal troubles.
However, Wyle seems more concerned with finding someone to preside over the case, responding that "the only judge available" would "not provide Jamie the authority to administer psychotropic medicines" to Britney.
Taylor sent an email to Wyle on February 25, 2008, regarding Britney's trust, in which she wrote, "One of the suggestions that Andrew had was the trust could pay the bills and that would get us around a great deal of the court submission issues, HOWEVER, when it is a business-related deductible expense those need to be paid out of Britney Brands, or Britney Touring."
"You will EXPOSE the trust if you pay business expenses from the Trust," she continued.
In the reaction to Rosengart's filing, Scott Edelman, an attorney for Tri-Star, tells Page Six that the emails are "materially misleading,"
Edelman said these emails cannot change facts or evidence. He said there is a range of evidence that makes it abundantly clear, the conservatorship was established on the recommendation of legal counsel, not Tri Star, and approved by the court for more than 12 years.
He added that Tri Star was not even the conservatorship's business manager when it was founded.
Edelman adds, without questioning the authenticity of the correspondence, that "cherry-picked excerpts from emails cannot change the facts, which is why this nonsense will all end once and for all when records are unsealed."
Although a judge terminated Britney's conservatorship in November 2021, the Grammy winner and her attorney have refused to let Taylor off the hook.
In a since-deleted Instagram post from February, Britney threatened to "sue the s-t out of Tri-Star," adding that her father, 69, "worshipped" Taylor, a claim that the business manager's attorney, Charles Harder, termed "completely incorrect."