The conservatorship of Britney Spears has muzzled more than its share of characters from Sam Lutfi and Adnan Ghalib. Now, it has turned its attention to the number one Spears fan site on the web www.breatheheavy.com, trying to shut it down for copyright infringement and claims the site is profiting off of Spears. One catch: the site is run by a twenty year-old student (he started it in high school!) who has often lost money from running the site.
“This was my passion, my greatest pride and joy forcibly stripped out of my hands,” Jordan Miller, the site creator, tells RadarOnline.com. “The ultimate goal for the website was to have it as a reference to try and get hired somewhere as a celebrity journalist after I graduate.” Miller is currently a journalism and media studies major at the University of Las Vegas who coaches gymnastics to little kids on the side. He began the site as a sophomore in high school due to his fan appreciation for Spears.
In his last letter to his readers (lawyers for Spears’ said the site needs to close by 3:00 pm PST or Miller may face an injunction), Miller quotes Spears’ legal team and Jamie himself who threatened “I will destroy your ass.” Miller also fights back about claims he is profiting from Google and Ticketmaster ads saying the revenue from those placements barely even cover the $350 expense per month to keep the site running.
In a document retrieved by RadarOnline.com, the site’s earnings in February from Google totaled to $206.30. The Ticketmaster ads began in December, but no payment has even been issued yet. Miller believes the aggressive legal action is based on his posts regarding Jamie’s control over Spears’ affairs, personal and professional.
“Britney doesn’t control her affairs. You are an uber fan who’s gone a little too far,” Brad Rose, the lawyer representing Spears in this case, allegedly said in a telephone conversation to Miller.
Rose’s office did not immediately respond for comment.