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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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Maggie    

This is ridiculous! If the court even entertains the IDEA of this....you may as well get that obit ready. Osama Lutfi and Alli Sims are criminals. They should be in jail for stealing her money, drugging her, etc. But, they'll get away with it.

2353 days ago
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Standards are badly needed.    

Britney would actually have to talk to any new lawyer she/they hired to help her. How can you work for someone who doesn't talk to you or care enough to represent herself in a courtroom? It would be like shadow boxing. If the client doesn't care enough to help themselves, why should you help them? (besides the obvious renumeration) Then there's that whole conservator business, which could be why she behaved like she was M.I.A. while really only one minute away in front of the court house.

2353 days ago
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todd lissner anti adult anti wholesomeness activist-----(kadintodd2@aol.com)    

britney should be free of her father he may have abused her family iz not alwayz the anser.

2353 days ago
289.

Buffy Allman    

brit this is not you forget ever thing but your kids and family and dont for get about your music get on with it let everbody eat there words.

2353 days ago
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Rouby    

Thanks for the great info...

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