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Brit's Dad Selling Her Rides From Under Her

3/17/2008 6:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Britney SpearsBritney's conservators got the judge today to authorize them to sell some of Brit's cars. Thank God someone is trying to get her off the road!

Co-conservator Andrew Wallet made the request in court. The exact makes and models of the cars were not discussed in open court.

The judge also did what TMZ told you he'd do -- extended the restraining order against Sam Lutfi for another month

As we first reported, Lutfi agreed not to fight the restraining order and allow the extension. That means Lutfi must continue to stay 2 1/2 football fields away from the Britster and basically have no contact with her at all.

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76.

larry doby    


with the exception of the maybach,

mercedes - benz aren't worth acquiring and keeping anyways;

the ONLY luxury car is the last REAL british hand - made bentleys / rolls royce ( 1999 - 2003 )

all the remaining vehicles on a lot are just off - the - line factory cars anyways.

2413 days ago
77.

larry doby    


#68 / just me;

sounds like a " plant " from the SAMMY camp.

either you work for the courts, ( unlikely )

are the opposing counsel,

did an amazing amount of homework on this for the media

and / or are incredibly close to one of the sources.

who could possibly have such detailed
information available like this to them ?

2413 days ago
78.

captain obvious    

Anyone who believes that Papa Spears is only after Brit-Brit's money (and there were a few who thought she should sue him), you should really consider sueing your own parents for dropping you on your head as a baby. It has clearly screwed up your ability to think straight.

2413 days ago
79.

just me    

It's Britney's money. She earned it. Every damn dime of it. And it's no one's business how she spends it as long as she earned it honestly and she is not breaking the law, not her father's business, not the judge's business, not anyone's business. She should be able to spend it any way she sees fit, whether completely mentally fit or not.

The government gives disability checks to millions of mentally disabled people and the government does not tell them how they can spend it. And cities all across the nation have thousands and thousands of homeless mentally disabled people spending their disability checks on drugs and booze and the government is not concerned about their welfare or imposing conservatorships on them to save them from their madness. So why should Britney Spears be treated more harshly?

No one worried about how Britney was spending her fortune when she had that luxurious mansion built for her parents and generously lavished them with extravagant gifts and cash. People would have to be dumb as a box of rocks not to know that taking money from Britney is what this conservatorship is all about. It's been a long time since Britney's parents have fallen from her good graces and the serious financial crunch that Britney's parents have slipped into as a result of that could not be more obvious than when Lynne Spears walked into Connie's Jewelry and Gifts shop in Kentwood last week. Life&Style Weekly reported that Lynne Spears wasn't there to buy, she was there attempting to sell a diamond bracelet and diamond ring.

If Pa Spears has such good intentions, if he is truly concerned for Britney's financial well-being, then why isn't he asking Ma Spears to move back into the old house and then sell that luxurious mansion Britney built for her parents to live in instead of selling Britney's cars for pocket change?

And if Pa Spears has such good intentions, if he is truly concerned for Britney's financial well-being, then why is it being reported (even by TMZ) that Pa Spears and K-Fed have discussed a partnership in the restaurant business with Britney bankrolling the venture? Seems to me that Pa Spears is a bad risk in the restaurant business, the "J.J. Chill" cafe being the case in point, and that failure also funded by Britney. Fact is, Pa Spears has had lots of business failure experience. Before the J.J. Chill restaurant failure, there was his failure in the health club business he called "Total Fitness" in Kentwood, and before that was his construction business in Kentwood.

I dare say that there isn't a loan arranger in any bank that would risk two bits on Pa Spears in a venture selling hot dogs and peanuts at the ballpark. But now that Pa Spears has advanced to top of the heap of the Britney bank, he is his own loan arranger. Talk about benefits of office!

2413 days ago
80.

HooplaOinkOink    

To those of you who are criticizing the way that Papa Spears is managing Britney's life, you have to remember that she was hemorrhaging money before he stepped in. Late last year Britney filed papers in the court in which she stated that she was spending more than $122,000 per month on travel, entertainment, clothing, and dining out. However, since Jamie stepped in, only $6,000/month goes to Britney, $10,000/month to Jamie, and a lump sum (i.e., not a monthly payment) of $58,000 to the lawyers who are working with Jamie to manage the estate, and a few other lump sum payments which total less than $10,000.

The rental car wasn't for Jamie, but for a security person to use.

Therefore, between now and July 31, Britney's estate is _saving_ Britney's estate hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Also, this $122,000/month that Britney declared does not include the costs of the cars that she was purchasing regularly, nor literally millions of other dollars that she had blown over the past few years.

The conservatorship is also going to bat for Britney to try to get the high legal fees of Kaplan and Trope and Trope lowered. Already they managed to get $125,000 or $175,000 (I forget which) chopped off of Kaplan's fees (which, by the way, Britney _agreed_ to pay during her divorce settlement).

So it looks to me like the conservatorship is _saving_ money on behalf of Britney and working to protect her from people who are trying to financially exploit her, not "raping" her like some of you people are so idiotically claiming.

2413 days ago
81.

db    

who is she pg by?

2413 days ago
82.

Sabrina    

Part of the problem is that her mental illness was driving her to the point of madness. People in that situation don't know they are sick and being reckless with their own lives or the lives of others. The people around her and her money were contributing to the problem. The point is that she couldn't help herself or ask for help because her mental illness didn't allow her to recognize that she needed help. Would YOU stand back and watch someone you love self-destruct without trying to help them???? Britney can get the help she needs, and she can resume her life as a mother and possibly as an entertainer. - Sabrina


In response to: 74. It's Britney's money. She earned it. Every damn dime of it. And it's no one's business how she spends it as long as she earned it honestly and she is not breaking the law, not her father's business, not the judge's business, not anyone's business. She should be able to spend it any way she sees fit, whether completely mentally fit or not.

The government gives disability checks to millions of mentally disabled people and the government does not tell them how they can spend it. And cities all across the nation have thousands and thousands of homeless mentally disabled people spending their disability checks on drugs and booze and the government is not concerned about their welfare or imposing conservatorships on them to save them from their madness. So why should Britney Spears be treated more harshly?

No one worried about how Britney was spending her fortune when she had that luxurious mansion built for her parents and generously lavished them with extravagant gifts and cash. People would have to be dumb as a box of rocks not to know that taking money from Britney is what this conservatorship is all about. It's been a long time since Britney's parents have fallen from her good graces and the serious financial crunch that Britney's parents have slipped into as a result of that could not be more obvious than when Lynne Spears walked into Connie's Jewelry and Gifts shop in Kentwood last week. Life&Style Weekly reported that Lynne Spears wasn't there to buy, she was there attempting to sell a diamond bracelet and diamond ring.

If Pa Spears has such good intentions, if he is truly concerned for Britney's financial well-being, then why isn't he asking Ma Spears to move back into the old house and then sell that luxurious mansion Britney built for her parents to live in instead of selling Britney's cars for pocket change?

And if Pa Spears has such good intentions, if he is truly concerned for Britney's financial well-being, then why is it being reported (even by TMZ) that Pa Spears and K-Fed have discussed a partnership in the restaurant business with Britney bankrolling the venture? Seems to me that Pa Spears is a bad risk in the restaurant business, the "J.J. Chill" cafe being the case in point, and that failure also funded by Britney. Fact is, Pa Spears has had lots of business failure experience. Before the J.J. Chill restaurant failure, there was his failure in the health club business he called "Total Fitness" in Kentwood, and before that was his construction business in Kentwood.

I dare say that there isn't a loan arranger in any bank that would risk two bits on Pa Spears in a venture selling hot dogs and peanuts at the ballpark. But now that Pa Spears has advanced to top of the heap of the Britney bank, he is his own loan arranger. Talk about benefits of office!

Posted at 3:55AM on Mar 18th 2008 by just me

2412 days ago
83.

dshan    

Sounds like Brit needs to hire a damn good separate/independant lawyer, and get everyone (most definitely including her parents ) OUT of her life.

2412 days ago
84.

giggle    

ok, so i'm just pulling this theory out of my arse, but apparently everyone else did the same thing, so here it goes.

maybe the cars that are being sold are the 2 seaters. if all she has are 4 seater cars, guess who looks like she cares about her kids

2412 days ago
85.

mickey    

um, who's to say that it's not here that wants to sell some cars? if you remember, she CAN'T sell them, her conservators have to - so they are the ones that have to make the application to the court. maybe she actually is getting better, and wants to unload some of the cars she got while hopped up on the unnecessary meds. sure the facts remain, but at least if you're going to do the detective work, i'm surprised you don't have it stated that SHE actually wants to sell them

2412 days ago
86.

larry doby    


JUST ME;

way TOO emotional with lots of very personal information.

SAMMY is that you ?

2412 days ago
87.

it takes a molester    

Britney should want to save money for her boys and secure their future since she was previously hellbent on squandaring some of it frivolously and needlessly but some argue that she should do what she wants because it's her money. Now some of the money she was spending on entertainment is going towards her legal fees which she herself agreed to pay because she isn't a child anymore. If any of us in the general public get sick mentally or physically, are we given a free pass on our bills? Britney has access to much more than we in the general public do. Britney is suppose to be acting like an adult and behave responsibly. Some people keep saying that it's her money and she should be allowed to blow it and spend it however she wants.Then in the next breath they argue that she is spending it on her parents. Well Britney wanted to spend money on her parents when she got famous. So if some of you are arguing that she should be allowed to spend her money however she wants, well she did. She bought her family homes, cars and businesses etc.. Usually daughters or sons want to buy and do things for their parents to improve their way of life to show their gratitude to them for raising them after they get access to a good income. In conclusion no one made Britney do this because as some of you keep repeating it's Britney's money and she can do whatever she wants.

2412 days ago
88.

just me    

6:02AM by Sabrina

Your point is well stated. I might even be inclined to agree with you if it was anyone other than Britney's father. I think I might lean favorably toward Britney's mother as her conservator, or better yet, her brother Bryan, though I think Bryan is best serving Britney as he is as temporary trustee of her trust. It is my understanding from what has been reported that Bryan is named in her Will as Executor of Britney's estate. So she trusts Bryan. But for some reason Britney is frightened of her father and I think it is probably with good cause. In my opinion he is a troubled, troubled man with many flaws which I think makes him unsuitable to govern Britney, not the least of which are his business and money management failures, but more so his temper and disposition. Not many know that there is evidence of Britney's father having a reckless violent disposition, a violent disposition that might have very easily ended tragically for 4 of Britney's fans, 4 giddy teenage girls who in the summer of 2002 drove from New Orleans to Kentwood on a hopeful trek to see their Pop Princess idol up close and maybe get an autograph and take some photographs, only to be confronted by Britney's father who approached the young girls and put a gun in their face. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that incident and though only a brief abstract of the report is available for free in The Times-Picayune online archives, the full text in the archives can be purchased. But the full text (without the photos) is preserved for free here:

The strange, twisted tale of Britney Spears' Pistol-Packin' Papa
http://groups.msn.com/BritneySpearsIsMyBaby/britneynews.msnw?action=get_message&mview=0&ID_Message=484&LastModified=4675382056556043467

The free abstract of that report in The Times-Picayune archives is here:
http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/timespicayune/access/144073621.html?dids=144073621:144073621&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=Jul+27%2C+2002&author=Chris+Rose&pub=Times+-+Picayune&edition=&startpage=01&desc=The+strange%2C+twisted+tale+of+Britney+Spears%27+Pistol-Packin%27+Papa

2412 days ago
89.

larry doby    


JUST ME;

either your from the BRIDGES
side of the family or even closer;

it can't be BRYAN,
he knows better ?

ALI SIMMS, is this you ?



2412 days ago
90.

wtf    

her dad is trying to help her people! She is obviously losing a lot more money than she is taking in and he is trying to help her so she doesn't go bankrupt in a few years. If it weren't for him, she would be dead by now.

Think about that....

2412 days ago
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