Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Britney Will be Deposed Wednesday UPDATED

UPDATE: Britney Spears was unable to attend her court-ordered deposition Wednesday morning due to an illness, a lawyer for Kevin Federline announced.

"I was told of a general [medical] condition, and [Spears] felt she couldn't attend," Mark Vincent Kaplan said outside his Los Angeles office.

Spears's friend Sam Lufti tells PEOPLE in an e-mail: "She's sick, both physically and high anxiety. Millions of press outside. It's too much."

A new date was selected, but not revealed. Federline's attorney indicated he "will pursue" a court sanction against the pop star for failing to show.

Spears's testimony was expected to last no more than a day. The pop star, 26, is battling ex-husband Federline, 29, over custody of sons Preston, 2 and Jayden, 1. Federline currently has primary physical custody, with supervised visitation for Spears.

Kaplan already has completed a number of depositions of former Spears associates, including pal Alli Sims, former manager Larry Rudolph, and former bodyguard Daimon Shippen. He'll use evidence gathered in the depositions to argue that Federline should be granted primary custody in the court's final ruling.

On Oct. 26, a court forbid Spears's deposition from being videotaped. At that hearing, Kaplan complained that Spears had evaded a deposition four times over the course of a year.

Source: People.com

Britney Spears undergoes questioning Wednesday by Kevin Federline's lawyers in their ongoing custody case, PEOPLE confirms.

A source close to the case expects Spears's testimony, taken under oath, to last no more than one day. It begins in the morning at the offices of Federline’s attorneys. Spears, 26, is battling ex-husband Federline, 29, over custody of sons Preston, 2 and Jayden, 1. Last month, they agreed to share time with the children on Christmas, but a final custody arrangement remains unresolved. Federline currently has primary physical custody, with supervised visitation for Spears.

It's expected that Spears will be grilled about her past alleged drug and alcohol use, her alleged failure to follow court orders, and anything that reveals whether she's a fit mother. "

A deposition can be emotionally draining, because Kevin's lawyer can ask very personal questions about her relationship with her kids – and she'll be under oath," explains L.A. family lawyer Lynn Soodik, who's not involved with the case.

Federline's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, has already completed a number of depositions of former Spears associates, including pal Alli Sims, former manager Larry Rudolph, and former bodyguard Daimon Shippen. Spears will be accompanied to the appointment by her legal team lead by Sorrell Trope, and a court stenographer will also be present.

On Oct. 26, a court forbid her deposition from being videotaped. At that hearing, Kaplan complained that Spears had evaded a deposition four times over the course of a year.

Source: People

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

can u imaging asking this moron question? what a complete embrassment she is to her family and children.Kaplan should grill her about her disgusting lifestyle.

Anonymous said...

i hope kevin will be treat for that too.

Anonymous said...

God bless Kevin!!! I am very positive that He will win this case for the sake of their two children.

Anonymous said...

Be strong and trust in God, Kevin!!!

Anonymous said...

Britney didn't show up at the deposition!

Kevin can now have the bald bitch arrested! LOL

Anonymous said...

^She can't be arrested dumbass. Lawd...

Anonymous said...

Yes he can, it's called contempt of court and he sure could. But i don't think he would do her like that, i dunno.

Catie said...

She surely doesn't want those kids. If somebody taken my kids from me, I would go on my knees to the court and beg the judge to give them back to me. She is too stupid to understand that having beautiful and healthy kids is the best thing that could happen in her life.

Anonymous said...

7:09 PM, you are a dumb fuck. She can be arrested, if Kevin has his lawyer go after her. There is a good chance the judge would issue the arrest warrant.

But then, you're a Kevin fan, so we expect you to be challenged.

Anonymous said...

^Actually, Kaplan cannot go after her for contempt of court. It is SOLELY the JUDGE'S choice as it is his court room and his orders.

However, it is unlikely, if her council can provide sufficient evidence of a panic attack or being sick or whatever from a medically licensed person, that she would be charged with contempt of court.

Anonymous said...

^
Idiot. KFed's lawyer can talk to the judge at the bench or in chambers. Normally it is counsel who sets this in motion, though the judge may issue a warrant without if he feels that Brit is being irresponsible.