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Lawyer Claims Britney Held Hostage!

2/17/2008 3:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Britney SpearsThe lawyer who derailed the Britney Spears conservatorship case tells TMZ Britney herself called him and asked him to take the reins. The question: Will a judge be buyin' what he's sellin'?

Attorney John Eardley filed papers in federal court last Thursday, alleging the California courts have railroaded Britney by imposing a conservatorship. Eardley tells us Britney called him, but he would not disclose the circumstances surrounding the alleged call or what she said. We do know that Michael Sands, who used to be the spokesperson for K-daddy's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, is now the mouthpiece for Eardley. And Sands also reps Sam Lutfi, who is now restrained from all things Britney.

So, are Lutfi and Sands behind the whole magilla with Eardley? Smells like it.

Eardley tells TMZ Britney didn't sign a retainer agreement because she is being "held hostage" in her own home. Ironically, a half hour before he told us this, we looked out our office windows and saw Britney driving through West Hollywood on a shopping spree.

Just by filing the Federal papers, Eardley has paralyzed the California courts from issuing more orders in the conservatorship case unless and until the Federal judge tells Eardley to take a hike.
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Me    

"...take the REIGNS?" Uh, welcome to English 101.

2350 days ago
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weaponscutie    

hmmm IF she called him....hard to use the argument she has no access to cell phones or other means of communication. Would appear his "prisoner" claim has no merit.

2350 days ago
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Whatafreak    

This smells kinda fishy. Sam lutfi is behind it, which should be a violation to the restraining order in itself. He just wants to be able to legally kill her.

2350 days ago
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ohnotheydidnt!    

OH Lord... It's REINS - 'take the REINS'... as in to 'steer', 'guide', 'drive' (the term comes from the 'reins' which are used to steer a horse). REIGN is a 'period of time'... AS in, the 'REIGN of Queen Elizabeth.

Who writes this stuff?

2350 days ago
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mary    

I think Brit needs help, but it should be a friend of the court. Her father and bother shouldn't be making money off this. Even if Brit does get better this conservatorship may push Brit away from her parents. How can you trust someone who enslaves you? They may be doing it for the right reasons but the wrong way.

2350 days ago
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who dat    

Britney was probably wrapped in tin foil, when she placed the phone call.

2350 days ago
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Brandon    

the lawyers are the koko experts and Britney is the koko.

2350 days ago
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Anony    

SURE SHE IS HOSTAGE...I just saw pictures of her and her dad in x17 and Britney has a phone in her hand!!! SAM is going to feel like the loser he is!!!

2350 days ago
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jaymee    

Sam Lutfi is getting info on how to yet again screw things up for this poor girl. Let her get well, will ya! This is a friggin joke. Her parents are the ONLY ones who love her and care about her UNCONDITIONALLY! Things should be left as they are!!!!!

2350 days ago
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richard pierce    

Come on people, this guy is just a common shyster trying to make a buck off this poor sick bitch. Is there any level these bottom feeders won't stoop to? Lawyers are pigs.

2350 days ago
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Erica    

Ahhh here we go again, and now Brit Brit has another lawyer to pay off. Way to go Lufti your one hell of a shltty employee.
Can't you just go away? no one wants to see or hear Osama's patheticness any more.

2350 days ago
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Sarah    

i really do not care what the public puts out there about Britney. i hope and pray she just gets her life on track for those boys.

2350 days ago
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just wondering    

..........this is all Lufti's doing!!!!!!!!!...anybody can see that!!!...hang tuff Mr. Spears!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...fight em!!!!!

2350 days ago
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Reddesires    

There isn't a judge with any brains that's not going to kick those two bottom feeders right out on their slimey a$$e$

2350 days ago
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jaymee    

Sam Lutfi is sticking his nose in again where it doesn't belong. He has been cut off. He has no income. His open bank account got shut down on him. He is in a panic and grasping for straws. Things need to be left as they are. Her parents are the ONLY ones that care about that girl UNCONDITIONALLY!! Sam should be arrested for all the crimes he has committed against her!

2350 days ago
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