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Britney's Shortest. Deposition. Ever.

1/3/2008 5:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ was in Century City, Calif. as Brit Brit came -- and went -- from her scheduled deposition today. Why the rush?!

As K-Fed's attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan explained, the depo was originally scheduled to go from 9:45 to 11:45 AM. It poses a little bit of a problem when the person who is to be deposed shows up almost two hours late! Kaplan says the proceedings started around 11:32 AM and he was able to fire off a few questions before having to end at the scheduled time -- thirteen minutes later. So much for asking deep questions!

So why was the popwreck so tardy? He wouldn't say. But he did say another depo has been scheduled. As for seeking sanctions against her, Kaplan says he hasn't yet decided. But he might, if her behavior caused his client -- K-Fed -- any undue "hardships." Hasn't she already?


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To # 43 Annie

Oh, never mind.

2428 days ago

Mie Anne    

#31 - TMZ clearly reported that she arrived at 1:59pm and that she left @ 3:05pm. The two times you quote as 13 minutes (11:32-11:45) is the time lapse between when TMZ reported she left and Mark Kaplan did his news conference. These are just the facts as reported on the TMZ website.
Britney is not that stupid. If she stayed for at least 45 minutes, something at least went on. I am not saying I am standing up for that brat, though.
The article clearly said she was only there for 13 minutes (11:32-11:45)...........after my first impression of him, I never thought I would back K-Fed in the event they broke up but I hope he gets full custody and she only has limited visitation until she seeks therapy and is cleared by a doctor. Something has gone terribly wrong and there is obviously no one in her life to intervene and get her help.

2428 days ago


TO: OCD #37 - I hope you are right. But given the history here, a girl who resisted a pre-nup for quite sometime before marrying this guy, a clearl history of naivete and trusting people around her too much, including KFed and let's recall that she gave NO signals of being majorly off balance at all until the disintegration of this marriage began in late 2005, it is reasonable, I think, to consider that there is more than meets the eye in this whole thing. Even her brief marriage to childhood friend was nothing more than a youthful glitch - many others have had stupid Vegas marriages and not been labelled mentally unhinged. If we recall that shaky interview with Matt Lauer just before the marital breakdown, there's reason to think or wonder exactly how the experience in marriage with KFed really contributed to her mental downfall, too - I think we all know that KFed's reputation was hardly good in the first place. In any case, I wish she'd get some serious help and let people truly help her professionally and personally. And as for the monetary issues, whether rat-like or not, it remains a prime motivator in divorce/custody issues for many situations and whether the attorney's or KFed seeking more $$$ for himself, it's a question that ought to be considered often along the way in this sad story - -

2428 days ago



I ALMOST replied to Annie, too. Said the same thing to myself. Hew-Haw.

2428 days ago


To Jizy ~ You posted "She's going through a lot right now and she needs us, her fans, to be there for her and support her in these trying times." Have you been in a coma for the past year??? FANS???? You're probably the only one.

2428 days ago


She thinks because she is Britney Spears she doesn't have to comply with any rules legal or otherwise. She is extremely defiant, and continually snubs her nose at everyone. After five missed appointments for depos, and showing up late for this one, Kaplan should ask the judge to dismiss her custody claim and give Kevin permanent custody. Other clients need their attorney's attention, and there are other court cases scheduled. She has a lousy attitude, is disgusting, and is an absolute disgrace. I can't stomach her. Bella

2428 days ago


Something is very wrong with the CA legal system...why do they let her get away with this over and over and over??? And LiLo spends 84 minutes in jail??? I spent 3 times longer than that in line getting my driver's license renewed. I am glad Nicole R has cleaned up her act...good for her.

2428 days ago


A deposition is the discovery phase. His side gets first shot at discovery because he is the Plaintiff in the custody battle. In some states, she would get to say where the depo is held because it is her deposition. Mediation is usually mandatory in most states, but is not held until near the trial date. Her side will get to take depositions after his depositions are over. Opposing counsel can apply for sanctions and move for contempt for her failure to appear, however, usually do not, because they can bill for the hours that have been set aside and she is paying most of the legal fees and will probably be forced to pay for these since she was the no show. People are rarely ever thrown in jain for failing to appear for a deposition, but the court can sanction her and hold her in contempt.

Depositions are usually held in a conference room in front of a court reporter and the swearing in only takes a few minutes.

You people are vicious. She has passed all of her drug tests, she is not roaming all over the place when she has these kids and in most states, would not lose custody as long as the children were cared for while she was out and about. I have seen much much worse. It is unbelievable that she has even lost custody. All of this is because she is so in the public eye.

2428 days ago


You have only a scheduled amount of time in the room before the next people's deposition is ready. Somebody must have been scheduled for 11;45 or 12:00. She isn't the only person in LA to give a deposition that day.

2428 days ago


9 to 5 hours were created for factory workers and government workers, not pop-stars. Anne Kiley, one of her attorneys, tried explaining this to the court, with little success. Often talented and highly creative people are out of step with these hours. Why can't our male dominated, witch-hunting society just schedule her afternoon hours for appointments. After all she does seem to be everybodies meal ticket here.

2428 days ago

He's just another Idiot    

Britney causing K-Dud "undue hardships"? That's hilarious !!!! Seems to me that K-Dud is causing "undue hardships to Britney.
The BIGGEST MONEY MOOCHERS in Hollywood are K-Dud and Denise Richards. I can't think of anyone worse, can you?

2428 days ago

Brit is doing the same as any other american in her position would do - Ask any lawyer.

Political crook to go to court in my hometown - Judge we cant do this today - I am getting new lawyers.

Happens everyday.

Why would anyone be surprised at any of it. I just LMFAO at these idiot comments.

Comment to the man in charge.

Have a wonderful day.

2428 days ago

CA Mom    

When depo's are scheduled they are usually in a conference room of some legal office and they must book the room and the reporter and quite possibly a vidiographer. These people have other clients and places to be. Unlike Britney ay believe, the entire world does not revolve around lil miss thing! She was sart, honestly. She was late but didn't miss the. You can only dodge depo's for so long. They will depose her.
A sart ove on Kaplan's part would have been to overbook the time and not tell her of the extention. With someone like her you have to anticipate the problems that will arise.

2428 days ago


Isn't it OBVIOUS that Brit's in denial about the inevitable?!!? She knows SHE'S GOING TO LOSE her two kids, but she keeps putting off her scheduled deposition, and keeps putting it off. I don't think it was a coincidence that she happened to show up late to her depo--just more time to stall.

Hey Brit--QUIT PLAYING GAMES!!!. Just hand over the kids to Papa-K along with a nice fat check with several zeros on it! That way, you can keep partying/getting high w/out all these court interuptions. Ha ha!

2428 days ago


Where was Kevin through all of this, Mr Innocent was in Las Vegas partying. Courts expect more of mothers then fathers, sad to say they are both horrible, he just a better liar, and sneak. She sure knows how to pick friends and lovers.

2428 days ago
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