Saturday, April 25, 2009

Unfit To Testify in Court

Britney Spears has escaped testifying in her ongoing battle to win permanent restraining orders against three of her former companions -- a judge has declared she is not fit to take the stand.

Britney's father, Jamie Spears, who has been appointed conservator of her estate, took to the courts earlier this year in a bid to extend protective orders against former manager Sam Lutfi, lawyer Jon Eardley, and ex-boyfriend Adnan Ghalib.

A Los Angeles judge granted the restraining order against Ghalib, which will be in place for three years.

But Lutfi and Eardley are contesting the case in court, with Eardley filing papers demanding the singer testify at the hearing.

Eardley, the attorney Spears allegedly hired to fight her conservatorship case in 2008, argued that if the singer is well enough to perform a major tour, she should be able to attend court and give evidence.

But Eardley's request has been denied by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Akiva Bobb, who upheld a previous ruling that states Spears isn't mentally fit to make her own legal decisions.

The judge told the court, "There was a finding of a judge of the Superior Court that she lacks the capacity to testify."

Full Article and Source:
Spears Ruled 'Unfit' To Testify in Court

See also:
Lawyer Says Ward Can Testify


Anonymous said...

If she's unable to testify in court, I wonder if she's able to choose her own meals while on tour?

Does she need anyone to tell her to bathe and brush her teeth?

Is someone monitoring her bowel movements for parasites?

What a sick joke this judge is!

If she can sing, she can testify!

He should be removed!

Anonymous said...

Here's the system showing itself for what it really is.

If Britney is fit to work, she's fit to testify. If she's not fit to testify, she's not fit to work.

Anonymous said...

It's unbelievable that the whole country is watching what's happening due to this case being a high-profile one but no one protests except for her fan site's webmaster who is being sued for that by her so-called father. Where is the famous American dream and Democracy?! Where is all gone?

Anonymous said...

Modern day slavery is what this is all about follow the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

If this situation wasn't so disturbing, it would be funny.

Anonymous said...

Who's on first?

Anonymous said...

Brit's fit enough to bring in the dough for them to steal from her.

You're right Anonymous 1, the judge should be removed - fast!

Anonymous said...

I really hope one of these days Britney will find NASGA. I have a feeling she's not aware of the plans for her and when she finds out, it will be too late.

Anonymous said...

Just think of the money the lawyers are raking in at Britney's expense. And now we see in this article that the judge must be buddies with the guardian - an awfully big bed is needed to fit them all in!

Anonymous said...

Every day, they take a bit more of Britney until they use her all up.

Anonymous said...

They're not even trying to cover up the corruption here. Bold, brazen, beasts!

Anonymous said...

Those in the probate club are laughing all the way to the bank. Ho ho ho

Anonymous said...

How did Britney hire a lawyer to fight her conservatorship if she's a conserved person with no right to make any decisions?