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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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241.

anonymous    

Can someone tell me why Kaplan would be Eardley's mouthpiece ???

2349 days ago
242.

Geminate    

If it wasn't for her backing people she wouldn't be the Hollywood successful, depraved, drug addicted, psychologically disturbed media whore that she is today. She would still be in church singing to God and making people happy.

2349 days ago
243.

anonymous    

britney needs to be held as a hostage for her own good. The girl is crazy and needs protection from herself. britney I do wish you would shave your head again where you look good. Please do not lose any weight because you look really good as a fat lady. The fat hanging down the back of your little hot pants is a real turn on. When is the next comeback try?? I know the big try will have at least 10 people there to watch you jiggle your fat thighs!!! Singing and dancing lessons would be a good idea while you are in the nut house.

Posted at 5:13PM on Feb 17th 2008 by Big Bear

Sounds like you need to be in the nut house yourself...

2349 days ago
244.

dee    

It looks like Sam the Snake is at it again and from reading all the accounts I am right. Boy he cant find the time to be home to get his summons but he has the time to find a lawyer who will TRY to undo the current order. He's a POS and hopefully the Spears family will have their day in court with him. I'd like to see The SNAKEs face when the drug test from the hospital is read. I'm surprised Brit isnt dead. What do you get for attempted murder in CA? This story is BS just like Sam the Snake. Hey Sammy stick around and go to court if you are the only one who cares about Brit. Talk is cheap my man. Your 15 min is almost over.

2349 days ago
245.

Adrianna    

Thank goodness her family has stepped in, and tossed out all the garbage that was polluting her life. Britney fnally looks good, calm, and at peace.
It's not surprising to find even more garbage coming out of the woodwork to try and make her a mess again

Her family is doing a wonderful job, compared to all the scam artists she has had in her life.

She needs peace, and the only protection she needs is from her family.

2349 days ago
246.

HooplaOinkOink    

To Dont'cha (msg #35): What does the fact of Adnan and Sam being non-Americans have to do with anything here? There are more than six billion non-Americans in the world. Do you actually believe that all of them who have ever met Britney must somehow be connected with each other?

2349 days ago
247.

HooplaOinkOink    

Msg #38: Good one! The problem is that it went over the heads of lots of people here who couldn't tell the difference between Tora Bora and Bora Bora and Borat Sagdiyev.

2349 days ago
248.

anonymous    

Thank goodness her family has stepped in, and tossed out all the garbage that was polluting her life. Britney fnally looks good, calm, and at peace.
It's not surprising to find even more garbage coming out of the woodwork to try and make her a mess again

Her family is doing a wonderful job, compared to all the scam artists she has had in her life.

She needs peace, and the only protection she needs is from her family.

Posted at 5:37PM on Feb 17th 2008 by Adrianna


Can you tell me why Kaplan would be Eardley's mouthpiece ???

2349 days ago
249.

Rappy    

226. 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


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What! leads back to K-fed pray tell???? It was Sam driving around with her all hours, Sam contacting X17 to give their whereabouts and planned destinations? K-fed has been caring for their sons while she is unable to do so. I read he was offered 1/2 million to give a tell all interview and refused,... and, unlike her 55-hour husband, Jason Alexander who has been running off at the mouth as if he is her best confidant now, K-fed hasn't talked to anyone about her.

2349 days ago
250.

Stop Blaming the Paps For Everything Brit Does    

262. Can someone tell me why Kaplan would be Eardley's mouthpiece ???

Posted at 5:15PM on Feb 17th 2008 by anonymous

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Perhaps you can't get an answer to your question because no one understands it. I mean, where did you get the idea that an family law attorney is the "mouthpiece" for some lawyer in Washington DC/NY that crawled out of the woodwork for his 15 minutes of notoriety? Your question makes absolutely no sense.

2349 days ago
251.

sh    

First off, how did Britney even find this lunatic???? I hardly doubt she found him, probably Sam trying his crap all over town. She didn't sign a retainer agreement???? That sends red flags all over the place. Feds don't need to use their resources on this stupid filing.

Secondly, Brit looks better than she has in a long while so just leave her be. Let her family handle it....how many other celebs in trouble do you see run to the governor to fix it for them??????

2349 days ago
252.

FlyonTheWallTZM@aol.com    

Sounds like a correct statement to me - Hostage,



Thank you and have a great night,


2349 days ago
253.

heids    

maybe im wrong but someone called osama wants to control brits money, does anyone think that britters monesy has been used to fund anti air craft missles in afganistan?

2349 days ago
254.

six    

Ok, so she's a trainwreck, you cant take your eyes off the carnage. I love the way everyone has an opinion of her family, as if you know them personally. Obviously this Lufti guy and the lawyers are LA Vultures, evil. slimy characters with no souls.

2349 days ago
255.

Lutfi sucks big ones    

What a total loser Osama Bin Lutfi and his little band of thieves are. Someone should throw him in a mental ward for a weekend, shove drugs down his throat "to keep him calm", and give him a taste of what he's been doing the last several months. Take him out back and shoot him!

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