Britney Spears's father hired an Israeli security firm that aided him in subjecting his daughter to extremely intrusive surveillance, a new New York Times documentary on the singer's ordeal alleges.
The U.S. pop singer, who has described the controversial 13-year arrangement that gives her father, Jamie Spears, control of her affairs as "abuse," had a listening device placed in her bedroom recording her interactions and conversations with her boyfriend and children, the "Controlling Britney Spears" documentary claims.
According to the documentary, at the center of the oppressive net of surveillance around the superstar was the Israeli-owned firm Black Box Security (BBX), which "specializes in the different types of security needs of high-profile clients," according to its website.
The film's main source, Alex Vlasov, a former assistant and operations cybersecurity manager at Black Box Security Inc, said that he worked closely with Black Box founder and chief executive Edan Yemini.
Yemini's lawyer said in response that “Mr. Yemini and Black Box have always conducted themselves within professional, ethical and legal bounds, and they are particularly proud of their work in keeping Ms. Spears safe for many years.”
Meanwhile, Jamie Spears filed a petition last month for Britney's conservatorship to be ended, saying he acknowledges the singer now "believes that she can handle her own life."
The documentary's claims come a few months after it was reveled that the Israeli security firm NSO allowed its flagship spyware product, Pegasus, to be misused by governments around the world to spy on dissidents, journalists, human rights workers and possibly even heads of state.
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