Britney’s father asks top fan site to close down or face legal actionMarch 30th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Popstar Britney Spears’ father, Jamie, has ordered a leading fansite, which has been supporting the pop icon for more than 5 years, to close down because he found some of its content to be offensive.
Jordan Miller, the owner of Britney’s most popular website ‘BreatheHeavy.com’, is disappointed that the pop icon has herself asked for his fansite to be closed down.
Though Miller insisted that the only purpose of the site was “to support the icon of our generation, Britney Spears, and to continuously stick by her through the good and bad,” Jamie has taken legal action over some of the content.
“I have been battling the conservatorship Britney is currently placed under for months now,” Us Weekly quoted Jamie as stating on his website.
“When I did not conform to the requests and demands Britney’s management and father, Jamie Spears, recently put upon BreatheHeavy to stay quiet, they in turn became angry and malicious, launching, what I feel is an unjust attack, against me and my website,” Miller added.
Miller has been given a notice pressuring him to dismantle the site by 3 p.m. or face an injunction, and claiming that legal action will be taken by Jamie, who is allowed to do so as her conservator.
Miller also revealed that Brad Rose, the lawyer representing Spears in this case, told him in a telephone conversation that “you are an uber fan who’s gone a little too far,” and claimed that his site was “replete with willful, unauthorized” use of copyrighted lyrics to songs as well as video and audio recordings and photos of Spears.
“This entire site thrives because of you, the fans, who support Britney by buying tickets to her show, merchandise and music. Sadly, your hard-earned money that goes to supporting your favorite celebrity, is now money being used to potentially sue me, a major fan and supporter of Britney Spears, and hide fans from knowing the truth,” Miller stated.
“This conservatorship Britney is placed under, which controls every aspect of her life, is now clenching the future of her biggest fansite,” Miller added.
Miller, whose site is a non-profitable endeavor, has even asked his viewers to donate funds until “the situation has been handled.”
On the other hand, if the site remains online, Spears’ legal team says they will pursue damages and “injunctive relief in connection with the blatant violation of her rights of publicity and privacy.” (ANI)
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