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Brit Was a No Show at Her Depo

1/2/2008 9:23 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Britney Spears' deposition was scheduled today and she didn't show -- again!

If we're counting correctly, this is the fifth time her scheduled deposition in the custody case didn't happen. Last month, Britney claimed she was too ill to sit for her depo, yet TMZ caught her out partying that same night.

Sources say the fact that she didn't show for the depo was a factor in her lawyers' decision to file papers today asking to withdraw as counsel, but it was only one of many reasons. As one connected source put it, "Her whole life has become insane and it's impossible for anyone to get through to her."

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316.

Vanessa    

This is so sad for her babies. Or perhaps a hidden blessing to keep them away from her.

2394 days ago
317.

Tangie    

Yucko--Oh you just think you are so cool, don't you.

2394 days ago
318.

Tracy    

299. Federline is working and making money to help support the children. Granted, he doesn't make as much as Britney, but he is getting acting jobs and making appearances. Even if K-Fed is a bit of a jerk, that doesn't mean that he shouldn't receive child support from Britney. He is the main parents right now. She is financially responsible for their welfare too.

Posted at 9:59AM on Jan 3rd 2008 by Hello

When a person has 4 children and only can report $7,000. for your yearly income that is not even earning minium wage. He needs to get any kind of job with the responsibilty he has. He depends on Britney to support him, their 2 children, his mother who quit her job to move down with him, Char and the 3 children she has, 2 with him, his nannies, his hangers on, his attorneys, his gardner, i mean the man is home and can't even mow his own lawn. He has no talent so he needs to at the least get a construction job or something. I can not understand a judge that does not order him to get a job as Britney should not be supporting his extravagant lifestyle or his previous girlfriend and their children. He is just as pathetic as she is.

2394 days ago
319.

Amanda    

I thought you guys confirmed the depo was next week????????

2394 days ago
320.

CA Mom    

How can people defend her at this point. I never thought that K Fed would come off as the better parent, but he has so far.Yes, he went away to Vegas over the Holiday, but he was paid, hence, making it a job. Many Celebs were paid to do the same. Some actors must go away for much more time than that for their jobs. They are not 9-5 people. Did he make arrangements for the kids to be cared for? he is not out running around daily and selling shots of him and the kids.
Britney is the poster child for Bi-Polor and Attention Seeking Behavior. TMZ is not the only Paps out chasing her.....When they were not she showed up in their parking lot. She seems to be one very lonely little girl. Young Mom's can be good Mom's but she's not fitting the bill. Hollywood Mom's can be good Mom's, I know, I lived there for years.
I'm very against this case taking us the system, there are other matters that need the courts attn in CA.
I feel very bad for her babies, but I also feel bad for the children who's parents are over seas in the war! This Judge needs to grab the bull by the horns and deal with this case as if it was John and Jane Doe. Enough is enough.
Hey it's only my opinion.

2394 days ago
321.

IhateJon    

I'm not an attorney.....but why CAN'T THE JUDGE HOLD HER IN CONTEMPT and put her in jail for a brief period of time until she complies with his orders?? If they can put Paris Hilton in jail for violating court orders, then WHY NOT BRITNEY???

She OBVIOUSLY thinks she's ABOVE THE LAW!!! Now maybe that's her BIPOLAR ILLNESS.......I don't know, but bottom line, SHE THINKS COURT ORDERS DON'T APPLY TO HER!!!

HOLD HER IN CONTEMPT AND MAKE HER SIT IN JAIL FOR A LITTLE WHILE!!! Maybe that will wipe her "better than thou" attitude away. Any other "Joe Blow" off the street would have been put in jail for contempt by now!!

And nooooooooooooo...........celebrities don't get special treatment.........YEAH RIGHT!!!!

2394 days ago
322.

LOL    

'80. the judge just needs to perminately give those kidss to kfed, or she needs to get the tiger boys attorney, mark garogas

Posted at 9:00P'

You mean Mark Geragos? I have news for you. He hasn't won one case for a client in over 11 years! What a preening laughingstock excuse for a lawyer!!! LMAO!!!

2394 days ago
323.

BritkneeSkewers    

What a loser...those poor children. K-Fed-get to them fast...

2394 days ago
324.

LOL    

'84. She does NOT want the kids. That is not a crime. Leave this poor woman alone and let her get on with her life. She obviously wants to focus on herself right now. She is being punished because she is rich and talented. If she were poor and unknown, she could give her kids to her ex no questions asked.'

Posted at 9:02PM on Jan 2nd 2008 by Marianne Chitter Chater

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Hmm. Sounds just like ANS only one of hers wound up dead and the other pimped out by two shysters with unnatural affection for one another.

Good thing K-Fed is more interested in acting like a proper father and acting in the best interest of the kids otherwise they'd have no-one to look out for them. Everyone on BritBrit's side of the family is a MIA.

2394 days ago
325.

LOL    

'a man asking his ex wife for alimony... damn! that guy is SAD!!'

Okay arcangel answer me this: why is it okay for a woman to go after a man for alimony, but not the other way around. Whoever has the better financial means OWES it to the CHILDREN to pay for their upkeep and maintenance.

If you don't think it's fair for men, that makes you a hypocrite whose motives are only money, and not for the welfare of the children.

2394 days ago
326.

mcdanel    

Brit's plight highlights a greater social problem: there is almost no way to involuntarily commit someone for observation anymore. Where do you think all these homeless people have come from?

I'm over 50. There was actually a time when people incapable of caring for themselves were commited. No one wandered the streets; living in boxes, alleyways, parks, under bridges.

Look at Chu, the college killer: commited for observation, medicated, stabilized by medication. But, once he becomes stable, he cannot legally be held; the psych hospital must discharge him. Once discharged, the patient is responsible for taking their medication. Hah.

Essentially, no one can force psych observation on Brit until she does something criminal, or attempts suicide.

2394 days ago
327.

Chris in Texas    

Hey 297 - kiss my ass. I clearly stated that I did not know the status of California law - but what I do know is that in Texas, termination of parental rights (I'm not talking about a court-imposed restriction of access and/or custody, moron) may result in the termination of support obligations:

(b) Except as provided by Section 161.2061, an order
terminating the parent-child relationship divests the parent and
the child of all legal rights and duties with respect to each other,
except that the child retains the right to inherit from and through
the parent unless the court otherwise provides.
(c) Nothing in this chapter precludes or affects the rights
of a biological or adoptive maternal or paternal grandparent to
reasonable access under Chapter 153.

Again - I'm sure we can all agree that a court's restriction or limitation on custody does not affect support. That's clearly not what I was talking about. Learn to read the question, please, 297: you are juvenile and need to think outside the box.

2394 days ago
328.

Ummmhmmm    

159. Those are old pic F***WAD know of what YOU speak...

Posted at 10:51PM on Jan 2nd 2008 by joe
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Joe ,I hope you read this ---TMZ is reporting today in the "Let's get this party started" section that Britney was with Adnan in a hotel yesterday morning from 2 am until 7 am ?Now maybe since TMZ said it you'll believe it ?I really dont care either way ,fact of the matter is Britney is a wreck and running around with men who are already attached is her MO .So whether or not the pic's are old or new on x17online.com ,the story is still the same on all the sites now -including your god of sites TMZ ...

2394 days ago
329.

memememem    

#184, let's say your comments are right and Britney is seeing her kids, etc. etc. She STILL has a responsibility to comply with a court order!!!! She doesn't get to pick and choose what laws she will obey. She is cutting off her own nose to spite her face. I don't know who she thinks she's screwing by not doing the deposition, but she is screwing HERSELF in the long run. Not Kevin, not her lawyer, not her parents. HERSELF.

I don't know what is more scary, thinking that her behavior is the result of drug use, or thinking that it ISN"T. My god, what kind of brain does a person have if this is their normal way of being????? I almost hope it is drug induced, because then maybe it will stop when the drugs stop. If this is just "Britney being Britney" well then god help her kids. Today it's the court system she is totally blowing off, because she doesn't like what it's saying, tomorrow it will be the children's school, or their doctor, or the stop light. Then what happens?

She has not demonstrated that she has the ability to make mature decisions, or to follow the law, or to put her long term interests above her short term impulses. Not exactly mother of the year material!

2394 days ago
330.

Anne    

When a person has 4 children and only can report $7,000. for your yearly income that is not even earning minium wage. He needs to get any kind of job with the responsibilty he has.

And do you say the same about divorced mothers with custody? We women seek equality in all aspects of life,so we must assume the responsibility that goes with it.

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