Britney Spears’ Former Business Manager Lou Taylor: 5 Things You Should Know
More details on how to deal with Britney Spears’ career and finances come to light with the arrival of several documentaries about the pop star amid her conservatory battle.
Four documentaries about the singer were released this year, three of them on streamers this week. The films included interviews with some of Spears’ past managers and assistants – and one person who has been mentioned more than once is Lou Taylor, the former Spears executive director.
Here are five things you should know about the business manager.
She is the President and CEO.
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Taylor founded the Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group in 1992. Tri Star provides “business management services to musicians, athletes, actors, writers, producers and executives,” according to the company’s website.
The company currently employs over 100 people in Los Angeles, California and Nashville, Tennessee.
She no longer works with the Spears family.
Taylor reportedly started working with the Spears family in the 2000s. Her first collaboration with the famous family came in 2004 when she was hired as general manager for Britney’s little sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, according to Page Six. Months later, she appeared as a “family spokeswoman” speaking on a segment for the “Today” show about Spears’ annulled marriage to Jason Alexander.
Spears ‘mother, Lynne Spears, briefly discussed Taylor’s alleged involvement in the creation of Spears’ conservatory. In one of her books, Lynne wrote, “Jamie was going to apply for the Conservatory on January 22nd …”
Page Six noted that Jamie’s attorney Geraldine Wyle Taylor also mentioned in court files that the manager was involved in the “first exploration of the conservatory.”
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Taylor later worked closely with Spears as their business manager when the pop star went on her “Circus” tour in 2009. However, the business professional no longer works with Spears.
Taylor has been under scrutiny by Spears because of her previous management.
Taylor was featured in all three documentaries that aired on Spears this week. The documentary “New York Times Presents: Controlling Britney Spears” aired on FX and Hulu on Friday. the documentary, directed by Samantha Stark and produced by Liz Day, is a sequel to “Framing Britney Spears,” which aired earlier this year. These are bombastic claims of control the Spears team has over their daily lives 13 years at the conservatory which she desperately struggled out of.
One of the most blatant findings from “Controlling Britney Spears” is the claim that Black Box Security – the singer’s longtime security company – placed an “audio recorder” in the bedroom of the “Toxic” singer that recorded her “conversations with her boyfriend” and Children. “Another allegation included allegations that Tri Star and Taylor’s employee Robin Greenhill were secretly monitoring their communications using an iPad connected to Spears’ iCloud account.
A lawyer said the allegations against Greenhill and Taylor were false. “People with no personal knowledge of the facts, for whatever reason, have chosen to make up false stories about Ms. Spears and her various representatives,” said one lawyer.
Similarly, Netflix’s documentary director Erin Lee Carr claimed she received a legal letter from Taylor’s attorney. The documentary contained claims that Taylor was involved in Spears’ Conservatory when it began in 2008. The letter, Carr said, contained a statement in which Tri Star claimed it was “not” [the company’s] Place “to have an opinion on the conservatory.
“When I got this message, I was alarmed,” Carr said on the show. “But receiving a letter from Lou Taylor or her lawyer was not uncommon for people involved in this story.”
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In addition, CNN’s most recent documentary, Toxic: Britney Spears’ Battle for Freedom, contained a source claiming Britney blamed Taylor for the troubles in their 13-year trial.
“Britney is aware of the control and angry at the control that Lou Taylor and her company have over her, which has reaped millions of dollars from her estate,” claimed a source on the special, according to Page Six.
She is said to be a devout Christian.
Taylor is reportedly a devout Christian and her husband is a pastor.
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She was once accused of suggesting Lindsay Lohan attend a conservatory.
Over a decade ago, X17 reported that Taylor had “proposed” Lindsay Lohan to be listed. However, this idea was criticized by Lohan’s father Michael.
“I’ll be damned if Lou Taylor (who has only known Lindsay three months) or Dina (who can’t handle herself or her own financial affairs) are co-restorers,” Michael told the website at the time. “I just want Lindsay’s life and career to be led by people who have their hearts in it, NOT their hands.”
Page Six reports that Courtney Love also hinted at the same thing in a letter posted on Instagram last December.
In response to a fan who asked if Taylor had tried to put her under a conservatory, Love reportedly replied, “Short answer is yes. Lou tried. “
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However, a Taylor attorney released a statement months ago to The New Yorker claiming she played no role in placing stars on her list of conservatories.
“Ms. Taylor made no effort to put anyone in a conservatory at any time. Not Britney Spears. Not Lindsay Lohan. Not Courtney Love. “