Getty Composite Jamie Spears says the judge got it wrong ... Britney should have to sit for a deposition and answer to all of the allegations she's made about him and her time in the conservatorship. According to legal docs, filed in the California Court of Appeals and obtained by TMZ, Jamie says it's unfair the court ruled he had to sit for a deposition while Britney can get away without having to sit for one. The docs state, "The right to take a deposition can rarely be denied. In California, discovery is a matter of right." TMZ.com Jamie's legal team also argues Britney and her attorney, Mathew Rosengart , did not establish good cause to justify prohibiting her deposition ... especially given the fact she made countless claims against Jamie for wrongdoing. Getty Composite Judge Rules Britney Spears' Dad Must Sit for Deposition Jamie says if the court had an issue with Britney's deposition, it could have limited the topics or … [Read more...] about Jamie Spears Appeals Judge’s Ruling, Make Britney Sit for a Deposition
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Britney Spears says it's likely she'll never perform on stage again ... and rips her dad and her conservatorship for the trauma she went through over the years. The singer posted -- then deleted -- her frustration on Instagram Sunday ... blasting the fact that she had no control over her music videos and photoshoots while being in her conservatorship. She says the "so called" professional pics she got while on tour were offensive ... believing the least they could've done was touch them up. BS says she was traumatized throughout her 13-year conservatorship ... and would rather hang it all up -- adding, "no I probably won't perform again just because I'm stubborn and I will make my point." For those unaware, 2017 marked the last time Britney performed live, closing her Vegas residency ... of course, she recently returned to music with a collab remix of Elton John 's "Hold Me Closer." Fans were hoping BS and EJ would jump on stage … [Read more...] about Britney Spears Says She Likely Won’t Perform Again, Goes Off On Dad
napa county sheriff Britney Spears ' ex-husband, Jason Alexander , just can't seem to stay out of trouble with the law -- because now he's wanted by the cops again ... this after missing a court date. Alexander was due to appear before a judge Tuesday in Napa County, where he's facing 2 felony counts of grand theft and buying/receiving stolen property. The charges involve a woman who claims he stole some expensive jewelry from her back in 2015. SplashNews.com You'll recall ... Jason hadn't dealt with the case for years, and then he got arrested a few months ago here in SoCal for crashing Britney's wedding to Sam Asghari . TMZ Composite Britney Spears' Ex-Husband Jason Alexander's Warrant for Alleged Bracelet Theft When he got arrested by Ventura County officials, the warrant for the Napa case also popped up. The dude was extradited to face the charges after he completed a 60-day sentence in jail. After his … [Read more...] about Britney Spears’ Ex Jason Alexander Wanted by Cops After Missing Court Date
Getty Composite Lawyers for Britney Spears and Jamie Spears are in talks to end their contentious legal battle ... sources with direct knowledge on both sides tell TMZ. Our sources tell TMZ ... Britney's attorney, Mathew Rosengart , has reached out to both Jamie's lawyer and lawyers for Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group to settle up. As you know, Rosengart has accused both Jamie and Tri Star of misappropriating massive amounts of money from Britney ... an allegation they have strongly denied. TMZ.com Our sources say a few months after the conservatorship ended last November , lawyers for Jamie and Tri Star approached Rosengart to settle their differences, but Britney's lawyer was having none of it and was going full steam ahead. We're told Rosengart had a change of heart roughly a month ago and offered to end the legal fight for a price ... around $7 million. Sources tell us lawyers for Tri Star and Jamie wanted to know how he … [Read more...] about Britney Spears, Jamie Spears and Tri Star Working To Settle Conservatorship Financial Dispute
If Britney Spears can pull in $15 million to judge " X Factor " ... she sure as hell is competent enough to testify in court . . . this according to her self-proclaimed ex-manager Sam Lutfi . If you recall ... Lutfi filed a massive lawsuit against the Spears family in 2009 -- suing for a whole mess of things, including defamation and unpaid management fees. For the record, Britney has denied Lutfi ever managed her. Now, Lutfi wants Britney's testimony -- filing papers in L.A. County Superior Court yesterday, asking a judge to order Britney's conservators to make her available as a witness in the case. Lutfi wants to grill Britney about alleged defamatory statements her parents made about Lutfi -- including that he drugged her and cut her phone wires to keep her away from her family. He also wants to ask Brit questions about an alleged management contract that guarantees him a cut of her fortune. According to the filing, Britney's conservators have argued she is … [Read more...] about Britney Spears — If She Can Do ‘X Factor’… She Can Testify
Our photog had a chance to fire off one question to Britney Spears as she strolled through The Grove Friday -- so of course we wanted to know if she was "cool" with having a conservator for the rest of her life. Britney and her fiance-conservator Jason Trawick were leaving Planet Dailies restaurant at the time and Brit's reaction is priceless ... as is the way our photog tried to butter her up before asking the question. TMZ broke the story Thursday ... the reason the conservatorship has lasted 4 1/2 years -- with no end in sight -- is because she has a medical condition that affects her decision-making process. … [Read more...] about Britney Spears — How Cool is a Lifetime Conservatorship?
Sam Lutfi -- the self-proclaimed manager of Britney Spears who is suing her for defamation -- claims in new legal docs a drug-sniffing dog found a cache of crystal meth in her home. The allegations were filed in connection with the upcoming trial. Lutfi claims Britney, along with her parents Lynn and Jamie -- defamed him by saying he drugged the singer during her dark period. In the docs, Lutfi talks about what he would want Britney to testify about. As of now, she will not take the stand because a judge has found she is not competent to testify as a result of the conservatorship. Lutfi says in the docs Britney should testify about an incident in 2007 ... he claims he "brought drug-sniffing dogs into her home ... and they found a cache of crystal methedrine, which was destroyed." Lutfi goes on ... "Britney should further testify that drug dogs found 'hot spots of drug residue in the carpeting, where her young sons [ages 1 and 3] played during visits." Lutfi … [Read more...] about Britney Spears Accuser — A Drug-Sniffing Dog Found Crystal Meth In Her Home
Britney Spears just taught a hard lesson to two dudes who have been dogging her -- a judge has ordered them to pay her a fortune in legal fees. A judge just ordered Britney's ex-manager, Sam Lutfi to pay Britney's estate (she's under a conservatorship) $92,845 in attorneys fees. You may recall, Britney's lawyers got a restraining order against Lutfi who has been like a bad meal that just doesn't go away. Now Lutfi must foot the bill for Britney's hired guns. Ditto attorney Jon Eardley , who claimed to represent Britney in an attempt to unhinge the conservatorship. Britney's lawyers say Eardley never repped Brit and they got a restraining order against him as well. Eardley must now pay Britney's estate $98,585. … [Read more...] about Britney Spears Scores Legal Victory Against Ex-Manager Sam Lutfi, Lawyer Jon Eardley
Sam Lutfi has filed a lawsuit against Britney Spears and her parents, Jamie and Lynne, claiming they defamed him and also alleging Britney lived in fear of her father. In his lawsuit filed today, Sam boldly claims, "Resentful of Lynne and afraid of Jamie's controlling, violent, and often unpredictable behavior, Britney began inquiring about obtaining restraining orders against Jamie and Lynne." It was under those circumstances that Sam met, and eventually worked for, Britney. Sam goes on to accuse Jamie of physically assaulting him. He says he was standing in Britney's kitchen on January 29, 2008 when Jamie stormed into the house. Lutfi alleges Jamie yelled at him, claiming Sam made a rude comment to Lynne the night before. Then, Sam claims, Jamie "intentionally punched him in the chest" and threatened to kill him if he ever heard Sam make a rude comment about Lynne or any member of the Spears family again. All the claims of libel and defamation spring from Lynne's book, … [Read more...] about Britney Sued By Lutfi — Did She Really Fear Dad?
Open House Party With Kannon Britney Spears says she may never perform again, but that doesn't mean she won't get in the booth anew -- proven with Elton John ... and maybe, soon, with Benny Blanco . The award-winning record producer -- who's actually worked with Britney before -- spilled the beans about a possible collab while chatting with radio host Kannon of " Open House Party " -- a nationally-syndicated show famous for playing Top 40 pop songs/fan requests. In this particular sit-down, Benny touches on the fact that he's recently reached out to BS -- about a month ago, he says -- to see if she might be interested in joining forces again. Diehard Britney fans might recall ... BB actually helped write and produce her '08 hit record, "Circus" with Dr. Luke -- and it had a successful run at the time on the charts, and actually went on to become her second-highest selling digital single ever. So, yeah ... good results. Anyway ... listen … [Read more...] about Benny Blanco Teases Possible Collaboration with Britney Spears