Entertainment A former member of Britney Spears' security team says the singer was being recorded and he was asked to delete 'extremely sensitive' audio
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- A former member of Britney Spears' security team said he was asked to delete "sensitive" audio.
- The allegation was made in a clip from the new documentary "Controlling Britney Spears."
- The staffer kept the footage since he felt it was "evidence" in Spears' conservatorship struggles.
A former member of Britney Spears' security detail said that the singer was being recorded - and that he was once asked to delete "extremely sensitive" audio footage by other members of Spears' team.
In a clip from the new documentary, "The New York Times Presents: Controlling Britney Spears," which premieres Friday at 10 p.m. ET on FX and Hulu, the unnamed staffer explains that he didn't want to be "complicit," and kept a copy of the "sensitive" audio.
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"I had them tell me what was on it. They seemed very nervous and said that it was extremely sensitive," the former employee recalled of being asked to "wipe" an audio recording device and USB drive, presumably with footage of Spears on it, by other team members.
The staffer said the other team members told him, "Nobody can ever know about this, and that's why I need to delete everything on it, so there's no record of it."
But being asked to wipe the devices, he said in the clip, "raised so many red flags."
"I did not want to be complicit in whatever they were involved in, so I kept a copy, because I don't want to delete evidence," the former employee said.
Representatives for Spears, her father Jamie (who is the coconservator of her estate), and Black Box Security (the team reportedly involved in the incident), didn't immediately respond to Insider's requests for comment Friday.
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"When Jamie was appointed Britney's conservator back in 2008, he was given the authority to hire security for Britney 24/7 and no one really knew what they did," Liz Day, co-creator of the documentary, told
"They'd be in the background of photos with Britney. But the level of control and the ways that they monitored and surveilled her, we certainly didn't know ... before," she added.
The allegation from the former staffer is just the latest development in Spears'to free herself from the she's been under for the past 13 years.
In explosive court testimony from June, Spears said that her conservatorship was restrictive in many ways. In fact, the singer detailed that she wanted topresumably with now-fiancé Sam Asghari, but that her . The "Toxic" singer also said that the conservatorship wouldn't allow her to marry, but she and Asghari have .
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"I've lied and told the whole world that I'm okay and that I'm happy," Spears. "It's a lie … I've been in denial. I've been in shock. I am traumatized."
Recent court documents filed by Spears' legal team alleged that Jamie Spears hadfrom his daughter's work over the years.
Spears' father laterthe singer made in court and in subsequent court documents, and recently .
The next hearing in theis scheduled for September 29, where a judge will potentially rule on Jamie Spears' fate as the singer's financial conservator.
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