Britney Spears has been pictured driving with her phone in her hand, a day after her boyfriend Sam Asghari was responsible for a minor car crash.
The singer, 39, was seen appearing to use her cell while driving her Mercedes-AMG SL 63 – worth $155,000 – as she headed out near her home in Thousand Oaks, California on Tuesday.
In California, it is illegal to use a phone or similar electronic communication device while holding it in your hand.
It can only be used in a hands-free manner, such as speaker phone or voice commands, but never while holding it.
Cell phone: Britney Spears was seen driving with her phone in hand on Tuesday… a day after boyfriend Sam Asghari caused a minor car crash near her Thousand Oaks home
If convicted of using your cell while driving you will be fined and could have a point added to your license.
MailOnline has contacted Britney’s representatives for comment.
The incident comes after Britney’s boyfriend Sam had a run-in with the law on Monday after being involved in a minor car accident.
The personal trainer, 27, got in the crash with another woman’s car when he was about 10 minutes away from Britney’s house in Thousand Oaks, California, on Monday, law enforcement sources told TMZ.
Luckily, neither Sam nor the woman he hit were injured, and neither party was cited for the accident, which Sam later stated his relief over.
Phone in hand: The singer, 39, was seen appearing to use her cell as she headed out near her home in Thousand Oaks, California on Tuesday
Close call: The incident comes after Britney’s boyfriend Sam had a run-in with the law on Monday after being involved in a minor car accident
The crash comes after Britney complained in a furious court statement during her battle to have her father removed as her conservator, that her conservatorship wouldn’t allow the Iranian-born actor to drive her in his car.
In an Instagram Stories video posted later on Monday, Sam admitted getting into the accident and revealed that he’d had the green Jeep Rubicon for ‘less than two weeks’ before the collision.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU USE A CELL PHONE WHILE DRIVING?
In California, it is illegal to use a phone while holding it in your hand
A few exceptions apply to the general ban:
To make an emergency call to a law enforcement agency, medical provider, fire department, or other emergency service agency
For those operating authorized emergency vehicles
For those operating vehicles on private property.
If you are caught using your cell handphone the fine for a first offense is $20
For second and subsequent offenses, the fine is $50
However, this doesn’t take into account the costonce assessments are added
The total for a first violation will likely exceed $150, and a second or subsequent offense can cost over $250
Violations that occur on or after July 1, 2021 will result in one point on your driving licence if within 36 months of a prior distracted driving offense
In video taken at the scene, the Black Monday actor was seen in a blue tank top and shorts as he spoke with police officers, while the other driver appeared to be sitting in her backseat.
Sam didn’t beat around the bush in his Instagram video and accepted blame at the start. ‘I just got in a car accident,’ he admitted while kneeling in front of his Jeep’s bumper. ‘Was it my fault? Yup!’ he continued.
The former personal trainer also made clear that his biggest concern was for the other driver’s safety.
‘Is the other person OK, most importantly? Yes, and that’s a good thing,’ he continued.
‘When situations like this happen, guys, always think of it as if it’s preventing the bigger bad thing from happening,’ he explained.
‘Always think of the positive things and just enjoy life. As long as you’re OK, and the other person’s OK, everything else is fine. You don’t need to ruin your day about it.’
Sam also revealed that he hadn’t engaged in some of his usual superstitious practices with his new car, which he seemed to think might have prevented the accident.
‘I didn’t do this — we’re going to do this together — you’re supposed to put an egg under the tire,’ he said as he held a brown chicken’s egg aloft.
He said the egg should be placed just behind one of the car’s tires, and the vehicle should roll backwards over it.
He ended the video just after placing the egg on the ground behind his tire before presumably making a mess of it.
Meanwhile, it was recently revealed that Britney paid for Jamie Lynn Spears’ $1M property in Florida, despite the actress claiming she has never taken a penny from her sister.
The 30-year-old actress claimed earlier this month that she has not been profiting from the singer’s conservatorship and rumored $60million fortune.
However, The Sun reports that Jamie Lynn’s plush condominium in Destin, Florida, was purchased through a trust that Britney has owned since 2000 and had been managed partly by their father Jamie when he took over his daughter’s financial affairs as her conservator.
Rules of the road: In California, it is illegal to use a phone or similar electronic communication device while holding it in your hand
Convictions: If convicted of using your cell while driving you will be fined and could have a point added to your license
On the move: Britney owns a white Mercedes-AMG SL 63 which is worth $155,000
According to the report, the Destin condo and the LLC are listed as properties of Britney’s in conservatorship filings from 2009, despite Jamie Lynn previously suggesting the home was her own.
In a 2015 tweet recently resurfaced by Britney fan account Swat Team for BJS Jamie Lynn boasted: ‘We have a condo in Destin, Florida and it’s the best getaway.’
Jamie Lynn also referenced the condo during an interview with CMT in 2016, admitting to the outlet that she ‘host[s] everyone at our condo’ and that it was where she wrote her hit Sleepover.
Whatever works: Sam revealed that he hadn’t engaged in some of his usual superstitious practices with his new car, which he seemed to think might have prevented the accident
She continued: ‘We’re pretty blessed with a big condo. It can sleep about ten people. We all have breakfast together, I plan a big dinner, and we have a space at the beach. And when we write, there’s no pressure and no timeline, so the songs just kind of fall out. It’s hard to call that work.’
According to The Sun, there are no properties ‘listed for or belonging to Jamie Lynn’ in Florida.
Tuesday’s findings call into question Jamie Lynn’s prior denials regarding whether or not she has profited off her older sister amid her controversial conservatorship.
Claims: t was recently revealed that Britney paid for Jamie Lynn Spears’ $1M property in Florida , despite the actress claiming she has never taken a penny from her sister (pictured in 2017)
Back in early July, Jamie Lynn shared a DailyMail.com headline to her Instagram Story reporting that she appeared to be the ‘only family member NOT on the payroll.’
‘Facts….’ she captioned the post, agreeing with the report. ‘Now leave my broke-a** alone.’
It came after the New York Times revealed in June that Britney and Jamie Lynn’s father Jamie Spears earns $16,000 a month for being the co-conservator of his daughter’s finances, plus an $2,000 per month for office space rent.
Britney’s mother Lynne, 66, and brother Bryan, 44, also also on the payroll, though it hasn’t been reported how much they make off of the Toxic singer’s estate.
Jamie Lynn was the only member of Britney’s immediate family who didn’t appear to be profiting from the conservatorship.
Not adding up: Back in early July, Jamie Lynn shared a DailyMail.com headline to her Instagram Story reporting that she appeared to be the ‘only family member NOT on the payroll’
The financial benefits to her family have reportedly created tension between the pop star and her family in recent years.
‘Jamie, Lynne, and Spears’s brother, Bryan, have all spent years on Spears’s payroll, and, as friends who spoke with her at the time recalled, she was increasingly resentful of their efforts to influence her,’ The New Yorker reported on Saturday.
Even if she’s not directly profiting off her sister’s conservatorship, Jamie Lynn is still entangled in her financial affairs.
Back in August 2020, it was revealed that Jamie Lynn had been appointed the trustee of Britney’s multi-million dollar trust in 2018.
Not holding back: Britney recently unleashed her fury onto Jamie Lynn, as well as her father Jamie, in a fiery Instagram post, which was shared to the platform on Friday
According to The Blast, Britney created the trust in 2004 ‘to protect her vast fortune and provide for her children’s financial future.’
The Stronger hitmaker will be the sole beneficiary of the trust while alive, but upon her death Jamie will take charge of distributing the funds to her children Sean, 15, and Jayden, 14.
In court documents from August 2020, Jamie Lynn requested all assets from the trust be moved into ‘one or more accounts with Fidelity Brokerage Services with her as the custodian,’ the Los Angeles Times reported.
Awkward: Britney appeared to be referencing to Jamie Lynn’s surprise performance at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards
Britney recently unleashed her fury onto Jamie Lynn, as well as her father Jamie, in a fiery Instagram post, which was shared to the platform on Friday.
She commenced the post by restating that she wouldn’t be performing at her Las Vegas residency again as long as her father was in charge of her conservatorship.
‘This conservatorship killed my dreams,’ she wrote among her list of grievances.
Further down in the post, Britney revealed that she ‘[doesn’t] like that my sister showed up at an awards show and performed MY SONGS to remixes!!!!!’
She added: ‘My so-called support system hurt me deeply!!!!’
‘Save face’: The day before, Britney had shared her outrage at the ‘people closest’ to her who had failed to help her in her time of need
Britney appeared to be referencing to Jamie Lynn’s surprise performance at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards, which capped off a tribute to the pop star with a performance of Till The World Ends.
In video of the performance, the songstress joins her mother in standing and clapping along with the song, but she appears to look less than enthused.
‘This conservatorship killed my dreams,’ she continued, ‘so all I have is hope and hope is the only thing in this world that is very hard to kill … yet people still try!!!!’
Family woes: Britney has hit out at her father James very publicly both in and out of court for his ‘control’ over her and it was revealed her whole family minus Jamie Lynn has been on her payroll; pictured James, Britney, brother Bryan and mother Lynne 2006
The day before, Britney had shared her outrage at the ‘people closest’ to her who had failed to help her in her time of need.
The pop superstar lashed out in a lengthy Instagram post at people in her orbit who had only started speaking out in support of her after her conservatorship received heavy public scrutiny.
Despite her angry tone, she avoided mention any specific names, simply writing that they ‘know who [they] are,’ though she may have been referring to her father and sister based on her most recent post.
Britney recently won the right to appoint her own lawyer and moved one step closer to ending her 13-year conservatorship.
And one day after the big news, Jamie Lynn posted a message to her Instagram Stories reading: ‘Dear Lord, can we end this bulls**t once and for all? Amen.’
Jamie Lynn has previously spoken out about her sister’s situation, saying last month: ‘I’m so proud of her for using her voice. If ending the conservatorship… or whatever the hell else she wants to do to be happy — I support that…
‘I am so proud of her for requesting new counsel like I told her to do many years ago. I’m not my family, I’m my own person. I’m speaking for myself.’
Proud: Jamie Lynn has previously spoken out about her sister’s situation, saying last month: ‘I’m so proud of her for using her voice. If ending the conservatorship… or whatever the hell else she wants to do to be happy — I support that..’; Jamie Lynn pictured Sunday
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