Britney's Bodyguard Served Papers in Custody Battle
TUESDAY AUGUST 14, 2007 12:30 PM EDT
By Marla Lehner
Britney Spears's bodyguard, Daimon Shippen, was served with a deposition subpoena related to the singer's ongoing custody battle with her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
The papers were delivered to Shippen late Monday night just as he got out of his parked car in Santa Monica, Calif.
Shippen is the second person in Spears's inner circle to be served with papers relating to the custody battle over the singer's sons with Federline, Sean Preston, 23 months, and Jayden James, 11 months.
Spears's close friend and frequent party pal, Alli Sims, 26, was served with a deposition subpoena at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday. Sims, who was attending a party with Spears at the time she was met by the process server, will be asked to give the court a statement about Spears's skills as a mother.
Sims told PEOPLE earlier this month that the singer is "a wonderful mom and she is so hands-on."
Brit's Bodyguard Ordered to Testify in Custody Case
Tuesday August 14, 2007
Britney Spears’ former bodyguard Daimon Shippen was served with two subpoenas by Kevin Federline’s lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan on Monday night.
The subpoenas will require Shippen to testify in the couple's custody trial over sons Sean Preston, 23 months, and Jayden, 11 months.
Shippen was served late Monday night by the same process server who delivered a subpoena to Spears’ ex-assistant, Alli Sims, on Saturday night.
According to a source close to Federline, Shippen "was completely surprised to be served. He was dumbfounded and in a state of shock."
The Federline source believes that Shippen "is in a unique position having worked with Britney for a long time and has incredible knowledge of her parenting skills and comings and goings."
The insider adds that we can expect more people in her circle to be served.
"This is an ongoing operation," says the source.