Britney Spears's ex-manager, Larry Rudolph, who has admittedly been hiding out in fear of getting served, has been found. Perez Hilton reports that Larry was caught inside a Sunset Tan location in West Los Angeles and handed a subpoena. He was ordered to appear in court as a witness in the ongoing custody battle between Brit and her ex, Kevin Federline.
Larry had released a statement to theotherblog.com, earlier in the week saying:
"As her former manager, I know and understand Britney better than anyone, I know what makes her tick and I understand everything she's going through. With that being said, my loyalty will always stay strong with Britney. I have consulted with my lawyers and I do understand that eventually the time will come when they will find me, but until then, I'm trying to avoid being brought into this mess. She's going through so much right now and I wish Britney the best."
Britney Spears's Former Manager Served in Custody Fight
THURSDAY AUGUST 30, 2007 06:40 PM EDT
THURSDAY AUGUST 30, 2007 09:00 PM EDT UPDATED
By Kristin Boehm and Ken Lee
Britney Spears's former manager, Larry Rudolph, felt the burn during a visit to an L.A. tanning salon Thursday – he was subpoenaed in the singer's escalating custody battle, PEOPLE has confirmed.
Rudolph became the seventh target of Spears's ex-husband Kevin Federline.
Court documents released Thursday revealed Federline's team has also served – or intends to serve – her "sober companion" and a former nanny, her assistant, a former bodyguard, a former assistant and records at Promises rehab center.
The heavily redacted documents also disclosed Spears's income: $737,868 a month.
Federline receives $20,000 a month in spousal support and "has no net income after business expenses," the papers say. The payments end in November Spears is "clearly the 'monied party'" in the dispute and should pay $50,000 for her ex-husband's litigation expenses, Federline's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, argues in the papers.
Rudolph was served Thursday afternoon, said Erin Tietsort, the assistant manager at the Sunset Tan (of reality show fame) in West Los Angeles. "He's employed here. He's part-owner," she said.
Tietsort described the process server as a 5'8" brunette in black slacks and a buttoned-up shirt.
"We asked her who she was but she just said she had a meeting with [Rudolph]. After he walked in he said, 'Can I help you?' and she just handed the papers and left. He had no idea. He then said [to himself], "Oh, okay. Yeah. They've been looking for me. This is for Britney Spears-Kevin Federline.' I was like, 'Really?' And he just stared out the window. You could tell he wasn't too happy about it," said Tietsort.
Rudolph had tried to not get served because he felt his testimony under oath could hurt Spears's case, Ryan Seacrest – who was in contact with Rudolph over the weekend – said Monday.
"He's actually on the run," Seacrest reported. "After all they have been through he is still loyal to her."
Rudolph, whose subpoenaing was first reported by PerezHilton.com, is just the latest person handed a summons to appear in court in the pop star's fight with ex-husband.
Spears's former assistant Shannon Funk, bodyguard Daimon Shippen and pal Alli Sims have all been served in the past month.
Kaplan, is behind the subpoenas, which will be used to compel those close to Spears to discuss her parenting style. The custody battle over Sean Preston, 23 months, and Jayden James, 11 months, began on Aug. 8, when Kaplan filed for primary physical custody.