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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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211.

BEAN    

228. The new National Enquirer has Britney trying to escape NUMEROUS TIMES, even on the road, and took a run for it also in Beverly Hills (she only got to 2 houses before they caught her....

Posted at 12:22PM on Feb 17th 2008 by opi

WHERE DID YOU SEE THAT? I JUST LOOKED & COULDN'T FIND IT

2386 days ago
212.

carol    

I can't see any court - local, state of Federal not being able to see through all this bull. Why would a strange person (SAM) be so anxious to be part of Britney's life. What makes him the best candidate to oversee Britany and her business affairs. He would have to explain that to the courts. I want to be there when he does that. . As far as people saying she is a prisoner and her civil ights have been violated. She also has the civil right to jump off the nearest bridge, but morally and civilly it is another person's obligation and right to try and save her from doing that. That is what he father is trying to do. Forget this garbarge her cilvil rights have been violated. They haven't been violated - actually they are being protected as is her health and her state of mind. Everyone shoud be applauding Jaime's and her brother's efforts.
Sadly though I don't think she is ever going to be normal - even with medication. There is no guarantee she will continue to take it - therefore I don't see a good outcome here.

2386 days ago
213.

Valerie    

Interesting that all this crap leads right back to K-Fed. Looks like he and his buddies really want britney's money bad.

2386 days ago
214.

Missi    

233. Interesting that all this crap leads right back to K-Fed. Looks like he and his buddies really want britney's money bad.

Posted at 12:49PM on Feb 17th 2008 by Valerie

None of this leads back to K-Fed. Good grief, are people so desperate to absolve Britney of any personal responsibility that they somehow manage to figure out a way to blame Kevin for her mental illness? What is he, some kind of Voodoo Priest that killed a chicken and caused her neurotransmitters to misfire or her brain chemistry to become off balance? Please.

2386 days ago
215.

miz    

Now come on guys. Can't you see this Sam is really trying to look out for Brit..
Yes it's all for her and her civil rights.
He's only looking out for her well being because he can do that better then her family, the courts, and even the new medical, legal, business professionals and security team they now have.

He wants to bring in his own people, The Paps, X17, His PR spokesman, slinely attys and business mgrs.

Come on Sam has great qualifications and a excellent track record.

All those other restraining orders (now 4 to date) are all bogus.

He's a good guy. Sqeaky clean. Sands had him checked out by his goverment connections.

Hey you got to listen to me.

LMAO

2386 days ago
216.

happy holiday season    

THERE WAS A PICTURE OF S. LUFTI DRIVING A MERCEDES, (WITHOUT BRITNEY) , MY QUESTION, IS THAT CAR HIS?
AND HOW DID HE PAY FOR IT. DOES HE HAVE A JOB? WHAT IS HIS INCOME? ALSO, IF THEY INVESTIGATE HIM AND
HE DOES HAVE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OR EVEN MILLIONS, HOW DID HE GET IT. (FROM BRIT?)
BECAUSE IF HE TOOK THAT MONEY, AND DID NOT PAY TAXES, (WHETHER LEGAL OR ILL GOTTEN GAINS) IT IS STILL TAX EVASION WHICH IS A FELONY. IT SEEMS TO ME HE COULD BE SCREWED ANYWAYS.

2386 days ago
217.

Jill    

The entire article about Britney is in the February 25th issue of the National Enquirer, with Kirstie Alley on the cover. The article is titled: Britney in Brawl: Dad, bodyguard forced to drag her away as family war escalates.

2386 days ago
218.

DIANE T    


I wouldn’t worry about Britney’s financial health for the future.

She’ll make millions when she sells the rights to the story of her life.

With all the completely fabricated stuff and half-truths, many of us would like to know what really happened.

2386 days ago
219.

miz    

I don't know where anyone gets the idea her Dad wants her to go on Tour.
I'm sure it's the last thing he wants her to do even if she wanted to.

She will always have an income even if she never works again, due to royalties from her music and videos, etc ,plus hopefully some good investments that were done before the past year or so.
I believe she owns several corporations and even if run by others, she always has a stream of income.

2386 days ago
220.

noyankhere    

JACK54 WHY ARE U ASKING A STUPID QUESTION, WHO DO YOU THINK U ARE ON PUBLIC MESSAG BOARD THREATENING TO HAVE POSTERS SHOT?. ARE YOU SAM LUFTI?. YOU MUST BE HIM OR ONE OF HIS FRIENDS? GOOD LUCK WITH THAT CAREER. ASS HOLE!!!

2386 days ago
221.

cat    

Louisa (post #102)
Thank GOD there are some people interested in this story who are rational!!
Good post. Those who say they "care" for Britney need to pay attention.
Britney is hardly a prisoner, and her outings are all normal outings any person of her fame & fortune would be participating.
A far cry from the 2:00 visits to the drug store for Red Bull and lipstick in trashy clothes and manic driving at all hours (why did she have so many flat tires... ever wonder??)
I certainly hope for her sake that things continue with her father having control and him and her mother guiding her as they are now.

2386 days ago
222.

anonymous    

Why is Kaplan Eardley's mouthpiece ?? He is sticking his nose in it now I guess.

2386 days ago
223.

Jill    

What does Warden Jamie Spears cutting off her internet access and monitoring what she watches on TV have to do with getting better? It's all about CONTROL of her.

2386 days ago
224.

Jill    

She's run away from Warden Jamie Spears, she didn't try to get away from Sam.

2386 days ago
225.

sickofperverts    

You people are so gullible! She is nothing more than an exhibitionist..seeking publicity at every corner. AND,,that is exactly what she is getting. HOWEVER, that doesn't change the fact she is NOT mother material now does it!

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