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Britney: Y'all Are My Peers, Right?

10/16/2008 3:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Britney SpearsA jury has been selected in the trial of the century -- Britney driving without a valid license. Opening statements will begin shortly.

Brit's lawyer, Michael Flanagan, asked prospective jurors, "Are there any people in this room who think Britney Spears is an absolute train wreck...0 being a train wreck, 10 being normal?" Most people on the panel gave Britney a 5. But one juror who got dismissed gave her a 0, saying "She runs around half naked!"

The prosecutor asked, "Does anyone think this is a colossal waste of time?" It was both rhetorical and ironic, since he refuses to drop this ridiculous case.

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mom    

I honestly believe she didn't know she needed to have a California drivers licence. She seems to have no clue how the real world operates, and has never had to deal with normal, everyday, real life issues while growing up. And now, it's catching up with her.

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mary    

Britney can't breath without her father's say so. She see's no one unless her father ok's it. Her new video is great but why the nudity? It wasn't her decision but her FATHER'S. The video sells without the nudity. Who's sicker Britney or her father ?
Who is using who?

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why?    

Amusing.

2144 days ago
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STFU TMZ YOU ARE IDIOTS    

Dummy it was her decision. She makes her own decisions when it comes to nudity in her videos. He doesn't control that! he controls who she sees. she controls her videos, and so does her manager1

2144 days ago
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Tony B    

Thanks for being nice to Brit, TMZ. I think that's classy of you. Keep up the good work.

2144 days ago
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K    

I love Britney. I feel bad for her in the fact that she has issues, as many of us do...but hers are broadcast on stupid sites like this one. She probably didn't know she needed a CA drivers lisence, all her life other people have told her what to do...or have done that stuff for her. I'm glad to see her getting her life back on track...I just wish people wouldn't be so quick to judge.

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.....    

She got naked in the video in an attempt to distract folks from the fact that she cannot sing and the sound you hear coming from her mouth is really a computer when it boils down to it. What a talentless loser.

2144 days ago
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just shut up about britney!!    

what i don't get is, if other people can just mail in their fine, why is this prosecutor making an example outta her? and again, who cares about the nudity in her vid? rihanna did it in her umbrella vid @ the age of 19 and nobody called her a slut. but back to the story...i think this prosecutor just wants to go after her, not treating like everyone else. and i agree with tmz, this is a ridiculous case! i'm sure lots of people get ticketed in cali for having an out of state driver's license...are they tried by a court and jury too??

2144 days ago
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Mikey    

She's got the number 1 single on the charts.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7673455.stm

2144 days ago
10.

Dr. Adams    

WHAT A WASTE OF OUR TAX DOLLARS!!!! JUST FINE THE LITTLE TART AND BE DONE WITH IT ALREADY!!
Oh...BUT WAIT, I FORGOT.....SHE'S A SUPA....STARRRRRRR!!!!! SHES NOT LIKE THE REST OF US PLAIN FOLK.

2144 days ago
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al loanese    

THE PROSECUTOR SHOULD BE FIRED...THIS IS AN EASY CASE...HE JUST WANTS PUBLICITY, THAT IS WHY HE IS PERSUING IT...WHAT A DUMB AZZ THE PROSECUTOR NOT BRITNEY, DOES'NT THIS IDIOT HAVE ANY SERIOUS CASES TO TRAIL.......SEEMS LIKE A PUBLICITY HOUND TO ME...JUST WANTS TO BE FAMOUS FOR TRYING BRITNEY.

2144 days ago
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Fred    

The prosecuitor is running for public office, he should have reclused himself from high profile cases but instead decided to use her for cheap publicity.

The real mystery is: what would be a violation of the parole she will probably be saddled with. I think this prosecuitor is setting her up for a Paris.

Could she be brought to court again for example a violation of her parole because she was ticketed by the police for not using a turn signal or some other low level traffic violation?

Yea, I know that a lot of people will say she can afford a driver but I think she and I would both be happier if that money went to her kids education or a worthy charity that really could use it.

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.....    

Andy....lots and lots of guys have taken a shot at fame by trying britney....however, most only got a burning, itchy rash for their efforts....

2144 days ago
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funnygirl    

To those who think the prosecutor is doing this - you are idiots. Britney and her attorney have decided to fight this and have asked for a trial. We are 3 weeks away from a presidential election and some of you don't know the basics of how the legal system works. Sigh....

2144 days ago
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Fred    

Hey funnygirl #14

No lawyer in his right mind would advise a client to plead guilty rather than be found guilty after a trial. The only reason to do this is to aviod jail. This prosecuitor is running for public office and handling a high profile case, this is a real example of bad integrity.

A year of probation is a felony plea offer and this is an infraction that is commonly dismissed when the person charged gets a California license.

Your knowledge of the legal system is far more suspect than the other posters on this site.

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