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Lawyer to Britney -- Enough Already

8/17/2007 1:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Laura Wasser/Britney SpearsTMZ has learned famed divorce lawyer Laura Wasser wants to quit Brit.

Sources connected to her divorce case tell us Wasser is about to resign as Spears' attorney. The disso-queen, who has repped scores of stars including Angelina Jolie and Nick Lachey, sealed the deal on the divorce late last month. Now that the divorce is done, Wasser is done.

We're told Wasser has put Spears in touch with other lawyers who could help the singer in her ongoing custody battle with Fed-Ex, but Spears has become so reliant on Wasser she doesn't like any of the alternatives. There's probably good reason -- with Spears flipping out before our eyes, it's pretty amazing Wasser was able to get a 50/50 custody split in the settlement.

As for why Wasser wants out, we're guessin' crisis of conscience.

Wasser didn't return our calls.

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46.

mickey    

Jilly,

what pictures are you referring to? to her taking a dip in the ocean (nothing illegal there).. to her going to clubs (not with the children, not drunk, and certainly not driving drunk)... to her in a pool with her top off? (please dont tell me that makes someone a bad parent) and what about all those pics taken of her taking care of her children, that everyone seems to fail to publish except the mags who actually like her.... i'm not sure what line of people you are talking about - again, it's all speculation. all those 'sources' are paid, you don't have to know anyone at all, trust me, if there was a REAL valid reason she shouldn't have them, then she shouldn't but don't be the judge and juror if we don't know. that judge would have NEVER granted 50/50 custody before this if there was a real threat. he is out for the money... and as much as i understand you are passionate about her not having the kids b/c you think she is unfit, i am as passionate about someone, anyone being threatened to have their kids taken away for no reason, esp. if it is based on speculation...

2533 days ago
47.

Donna    

She has so many tabloids dogging on her every move right now. She can't even smile in public and someone's doing an article on "What's Brit smiling about"? What, a girl can't even smile?? What she does or WHO she does is her business, not the worlds. I seriously doubt that she actually tips off the paps as to her every move. Nobody would want cameras in their face 24/7-including her. So she needs to spend more time with her boys-we all need more time with the kids. So she drinks, so what? She goes out-so what? She's young, rich, and vibrant. She's been through some tough times. She's just not one to handle it as well as some others. I feel sorry for her.

2533 days ago
48.

Anonymous    

I agree with Chewi.It's hard to be a celeb.No privacy what so ever.I to feel sorry for her.

2533 days ago
49.

stuckupsnob    

Britney has shown signs of bipolar disorder ever since her 55 hour marriage. The girl needs help. The only way she will ever admit it is if she loses custody of her boys. This is her turning point. Either she gets help, addresses her mental illness and turns her life around or she will die.
Give her a little support, huh? If this were you, and you were in a life or death situation how would you feel if your personal hell was plastered on the cover of magazines everywhere?
You may not understand bipolar disorder, but understand this: she has it, and she needs all the help in the world right now. This disease leads to suicide. Its not funny anymore, after they commit suicide...

2533 days ago
50.

Bob    


She helps the tabloids. There are others, like Reese Witherspoon, who go through very public divorces with grace and class. Britney likes the paparazzi attention, and doesn't take the options celebrities have to avoid them (like Reese does).

2533 days ago
51.

Alicia    

The law profession is 180 degrees opposite the entertainment business. When you make trouble for yourself the Court's officers are there for you.

However, you have to stop wasting an ethical lawyer's time - you have to walk the walk; talk their talk; and, be prepared to bend over on the Court's TERMS. You need to get sober. You need to put your clothes on and dress conservative. Take off your freakin sunglasses. Open the pipline to your bank account!

2533 days ago
52.

whatagay    

Britney is acting up and acting out - like a petulant child - to be noticed by...
KEVIN. She is trying to prove to him that she's worth all this publicity, whether it's good or not, and all these trashy guys she's playing with is just to make him think she is still desirable. All this commotion is for his benefit only!! The kids are so adorable - she should concentrate on being the better parent. She needs HELP because she is showing signs of being abused, either mentally or physical, somewhere in her life.

I also feel she thinks she failed as a wife - but which is worse...failing as a "wife" to a piece of trash like K-Dead or failing as a mother to those two adorable kids? Wake up Brit - - fame only lasts as long as your last album!!
Get busy!!

2533 days ago
53.

Johnny SoCal    

56. I agree with Chewi.It's hard to be a celeb.No privacy what so ever.I to feel sorry for her.

Posted at 2:24PM on Aug 17th 2007 by Anonymous
==
Then don't strive to be one!

2533 days ago
54.

omygod    

jc, you are a freak. I always love it when people give these heartfelt pep talks to Brit like she is some lost little lamb. She's a dumb, nasty, spoiled brat. And who are you addressing your post to? Actually to Britney? Are you deluding yourself that she cares what you think?

2533 days ago
55.

nonnie    

To one of the commenting on 'tabloids running her under the bus' I would say that Britney
has run over her own self with many buses. She has come to the end of the line and has
almost reached the end of her inane, erratic and self absorbed bus ride. I would hope for the sake of the young boy toddlers that she can get some psychological help and maybe someday can become a pop music star again and a responsible mother. Unfortunately the young boys will probably be raised by nannies or mannies anyway. It is a bad sign when her attorney has dropped her.

2533 days ago
56.

nonnie    

To one of the commenting on 'tabloids running her under the bus' I would say that Britney
has run over her own self with many buses. She has come to the end of the line and has
almost reached the end of her inane, erratic and self absorbed bus ride. I would hope for the sake of the young boy toddlers that she can get some psychological help and maybe someday can become a pop music star again and a responsible mother. Unfortunately the young boys will probably be raised by nannies or mannies anyway. It is a bad sign when her attorney has dropped her.

2533 days ago
57.

Charlotte    

SHE IS ACTING LIKE A COMPLETE IDIOT BECAUSE PEOPLE WITH BIPOLAR ACT LIKE COMPLETE IDIOTS. GET A CLUE PEOPLE SHE IS BIPOLAR. INSTEAD OF LOOKING DOWN YOUR NOSE AT HER START ASKING WHY THE ENTIRE WORLD IS SITTING AND WATCHING HER SELF DESTRUCT AND NOT GETTING HER THE HELP SHE NEEDS.

2533 days ago
58.

Kitti    

Meem, I think in your original message you suggested bipolar disorder being the cause of her actions. I don't know that much about it, but I didn't think that it just set in all of a sudden. When they used to follow her around, she either didn't have it or knew how to hide it really well..

2533 days ago
59.

TONY BAJA    

to number #33...
I could see how LAURA would want out, if she is generally accustom to settling cases before trial, and she very little trial experience.......... But I'm thinking just hiring co counsel (I think Brit can afford it) and if LAURA could just to be there for support, someone that Brit can relate to with this case.....

Let me add.... Brit needs to be building a case against K-Fed too...... I'm thinking this is all going to settle down to a "preponderance of the evidence" of who is the better parent, and well, maybe the only one gathering evidence is K-Fed....... so that is all the evidence the judge will have to rely on......... the case is just against Brit..... britney is the only one with anything to lose......

I'm just thinking Brit needs to get a good trial lawyer, who can build a case against K-Fed..... just something to present to the judge about K-Feds lifestyle.... which is NOT monitored constantly....

Just looking at this situation...... brit has worked hard all her life.... been responsible for alot of decisions, and earned the finances to SUPPORT a family........ so, she goes out and hooks up with some guy....... BUT, being a woman...welll...no no no... it doesn't work that way.......

I mean, what if K-Fed had hooked up with Paris Hilton and they went to a hotel at 4 AM....
I mean, would people feel disgusted at what he is doing to his children......... Nah, would people say... well he needs to give up his half custody to his children, because he went to a Hotel at 4 AM with another woman....... HELLO, the guy is divorced!!!!!! So what....

But in Britneys case, well, it JUST ISNT RIGHT! By societies standards......... Mothers just shouldn't act like that.......... even if they are the COMPLETE source of support for the family....... EARNED SUPPORT, a WORKING SUCCESFUL MOTHER!!!!!

My opinion, Brit needs a lawyer, who can do the work that needs to be done, in order to show the court, that, yes indeed, K-FED has a sex life of his own too! And he probably enjoys it.......

"Preponderance of the evidence"

Brit, if you lose those kids, something inside of ME is going to just curl up and die....

LAURA... Please, maybe co-counsel - a good trial, with alot of evidence.... but most of all, don't leave her now..... I think she needs support........ and someone to just keep her in line during this trial...

Didn't her cousin work for K-Fed and was helping with K-Fed in his custody battle....... maybe a deposition of her, explaining K-Feds Tactics... His reasoning... his motive..... malicious intent...... it seems you have an inside source, just sitting in the palm of your hands....
that could give names of other people to be deposed, and then Impeached........... Just SO MUCH POTENTIAL, to make this situation a REAL SHOCKER for the media.....

could you imagine, if Brits cousin/assistant, gave testimony of the people in K0feds camp during a deposition.... then Brits co-counsil deposed them too... even by court order!

That would probably get real interesting, especially of the inside works of the K-Fed camp.....
INTENT..... MOTIVE......MALICE........

2533 days ago
60.

THE BOSS    

SHE'S A THREAT TO EVEN HERSELF--- RANDOM DRUG TESTING IS A GREAT IDEA!! SOMETHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN AND THOSE KIDS WILL SUFFER..BRITANY PLEASE STOP!!!!!!!!!!!

2533 days ago
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