Several members of the Kardashian-Jenner family have worked with Britney Spears’ embattled former business manager Lou Taylor as recently as this year.
California Secretary of State documents obtained by Page Six indicated that Taylor has at various points served as an “agent for service of process” for Kim Kardashian’s KKW Fragrance LLC and KimsAPrincess Inc., Kylie Jenner’s cosmetics giant King Kylie LLC, Kendall Jenner’s eponymous corporation, Kris Jenner’s nonprofit Kardashian Jenner Family Foundation Inc. and even Kylie’s boyfriend Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Enterprises LLC.
An “agent for service of process” is a person designated to receive legal correspondence on behalf of a business.
Taylor’s name and the West Hollywood address of her firm, Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group, were listed in paperwork filed for KKW Fragrance LLC on Nov. 14, 2020, KimsAPrincess Inc. on Nov. 18, 2020, King Kylie LLC on Dec. 16, 2020, Kendall Jenner Inc. on May 7, 2021, Kardashian Jenner Family Foundation Inc. on July 20, 2020, and Cactus Jack Enterprises LLC on Feb. 26, 2020.
However, Taylor’s name was nowhere to be found in more recent filings, including KKW Fragrance LLC on July 7, 2021, and Kendall Jenner Inc. on July 8, 2021. The business entity eResidentAgent Inc. was listed instead, though Tri Star’s address was still used for mailing purposes.
The extent of Taylor’s current involvement in the brands is not known. It is also unclear why she was no longer named personally in this summer’s statements of information.
Income tax forms previously obtained by The Daily Beast revealed that Taylor took over for the family’s longtime business manager Lester Knispel at Kris’ charitable foundation in 2019.
While one source exclusively told Page Six that the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” stars “only want the best for Britney and wish her genuine happiness,” a second insider said the famous clan “believes in due process and trusts that the professionals who work for and alongside them have their best interests at heart until proven otherwise.”
Page Six has reached out to the Kardashian-Jenners’ reps and Taylor’s attorney for comment.
Kris, 65, also has ties to another controversial figure in Spears’ life: Edan Yemini. Radar Online reported in the summer of 2019 that the momager had hired Yemini as her bodyguard, a job he also held for the pop star, 39, under her conservatorship.
Yemini has since been accused of working in tandem with Taylor’s Tri Star associate Robin Greenhill and Spears’ father, Jamie, in monitoring the “Toxic” singer’s phone and secretly recording her in her bedroom.
A lawyer for Yemini asserted in the New York Times documentary “Controlling Britney Spears” in September that he and his team at Black Box Security “conducted themselves within professional, ethical and legal bounds” while working for Spears. An attorney for Tri Star, meanwhile, called any suggestions that Taylor and Greenhill were involved in implementing security measures “false.”
Spears’ lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, has nevertheless vowed to further investigate what he called “horrifying and unconscionable invasions” of his client’s privacy.
Tri Star, which has also represented celebrities including Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, started providing business management services for Spears’ estate during her 2009 “Circus” tour and subsequently worked for her overall estate before resigning in 2020.
The Grammy winner’s mother, Lynne, and court documents previously obtained by Page Six both said Taylor was involved in conversations about the onset of Spears’ conservatorship in 2008, but Taylor’s attorney, Charles Harder, denied in a letter to us that she played a role “in the creation” of the legal arrangement.
The Kardashians, for their part, have spoken out in the past in support of Spears being freed from her restrictive conservatorship — despite their mutual connection in Taylor.
Aspiring lawyer Kim, 40, wrote on Instagram in March that she felt “a lot of empathy” for the music superstar, adding, “No matter how public someone’s life may seem, no one deserves to be treated with such cruelty or judgement [sic] for entertainment.”
Her sister Khloé Kardashian, meanwhile, tweeted in June, “No one should be treated like this. Stay strong Queen!! You deserve better #FreeBritney.”
Spears scored a big win in her conservatorship case on Sept. 29 when the judge suspended her estranged father, Jamie, from having control over her estimated $60 million fortune. Another court hearing is set for Nov. 12 to decide whether to terminate the conservatorship altogether.