AceShowbiz - Britney Spears has just hit with bad news. Someone who pretended to be Britney's manager Larry Rudolph is under investigation after he succeeded in convincing RCA Records, the singer's label, to send him over four dozen unreleased track songs of the singer.
According to documents obtained by TMZ, the thief impersonated Larry in e-mails sent to the label. He created a fake e-mail address ([email protected]) and tricked the label reps into sending music. Fortunately for the imposter, the label reps didn't know that it wasn't sent from Larry's real e-mail address and sent the songs.
The imposter reportedly received 49 digital song files, twelve of which were tracks that were intended to be released for Britney's ninth studio album "Glory", which was released in August 2016. The Los Angeles Police Department obtained a search warrant back in October 2016 and June 2017 to search AOL and Microsoft records for the suspect's e-mail account.
Following the search, authorities stated that they already got a suspect, an attorney who is currently studying intellectual property law at UCLA. However, after TMZ reached out to the said suspect and his attorney, they say the authorities got the wrong guy.
Both Britney and Larry have yet to respond to the news.
Larry has been working with Britney since 1998. In an interview with Las Vegas Sun back in 2016, the 54-year-old manager revealed that he had known the songstress since she was a kid. "I have known her since she was 13 years old, and she'd been off 'The Mickey Mouse Club' for about a year, which I had not seen," he shared.
Having known Britney for a long time, Larry stated that they have mutual respect for each other. "We have great conversations and sometimes debates and creative decisions. After 21 years, she does trust my judgment," he continued.