Britney Spears believes her father dished out hundreds of thousands of dollars to her former business manager for no good reason … and she thinks it was way too much.
According to new legal docs obtained by TMZ … Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group began repping Britney more than a decade ago, and got paid 5 percent commission on her gross entertainment-related income.
That obviously added up to a lot of money when Britney was actively performing, but it took a hit when she announced her “indefinite work hiatus” in early 2019.
According to the docs … Tri Star emailed Brit’s dad, Jamie Spears, in November 2019 and said it wanted to remain on the 5 percent commission plan, but with a $500k annual minimum.
Britney claims her dad approved this new arrangement without attempting to negotiate a more favorable deal, and in doing so … screwed her out of $308,974.51 it sent to Tri Star for its services in 2019.
Britney’s legal team calls these “radical new arrangements” that gave Tri Star a 260% raise from the amount it would have been owed under the previous deal. She’s looking to disallow the $309k payment as excessive and credit it back to her on the accounting.
We broke the story … Tri Star also recently resigned as Brit’s biz manager last month, and Jamie already hired a new one. This is creating another major rift in her ongoing conservatorship case, and played a role in Brit’s decision to try to get her dad removed as co-conservator.