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Britney Spears

Not Competent to Take Oath

6/3/2011 1:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Britney Spears' lawyers are trying to block her deposition in a perfume lawsuit, because they say she's not legally competent to give sworn testimony.

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Brand Sense Partners is suing Brit for $10 million, claiming she had a deal with the company but pulled a double-cross by trying to cut them out of a lucrative project with Elizabeth Arden.

Brand Sense wants to take Britney's deposition, but Brit's lawyers have so far refused, on grounds Brit is under a conservatorship and can't be forced to testify without the approval of the conservatorship's attorneys.

No word on whether the attorneys for the conservatorship will sign off on the depo, but Brand is tired of waiting and is now asking the judge in the perfume case to order Britney to sit for the deposition.

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46.

Mike    

I get the feeling this has nothing to do with her mental state. "Not legally competent" means she has no legal authority or wherewithall to testify or speak in an official capacity on matters regarding her personal finances while she is under a conservatorship. She might be "capable" as far as mental faculties go but the terms of her conservatorship might restrict her from talking about them.

It's a rather interesting loophole and I have to wonder if some foresight into the possibility of such legal actions was the motivation behind the conservatorship in the first place.

Killing two birds with one legal stone.

1205 days ago
47.

cafe456    

QUEEN OF POP!~
BUY BRITNEY'S NEW ALBUM FEMME FATALE IN STORES NOW!!!!!
#FEMMEFATALETOUR STARTS IN 12 DAYS!!!!!GET YOUR TICKETS!

1205 days ago
48.

adelle    

God-Is-Busy


I think. I wonder...who you are. s? anyway it doesn't matter...

1205 days ago
49.

Jim in Cali    

@MarshmellowMan Milli Vanilla didn't actually sing on their CD. It was some other people that sung the songs. When they got caught lip-synching at their shows due to the record getting jammed, their manager admitted to the public that yes they lip-synch because their voices actually aren't on the CD. Some other group sang the songs on the album. That's why their careers ended.

Britney voice (however edited it is) is on her album, not some other artist.

1205 days ago
50.

Sonja    

So she can tour, perform and otherwise function but can't give a sworn testimony? What nonsense!

1205 days ago
51.

Kabala    

Conservatorships like suck and stuff.

1205 days ago
52.

Kabala    

STOP POSTING THESE STUPID SALES SPIELS
Do you really, really think anyone reads them - and say to themselves "Oh what a great deal, I'll go to that website right now and buy that knock-off Gucci piece of crap."

1205 days ago
53.

MoonDust    

How convenient, crazy when it suits her lol, I miss the crazy Britney, paris the whore, and the firecrotch. Jersey Shore had nothing on Paris, fire crotch, and crazy Britney!

1205 days ago
54.

TheMarshmallowMan    

MoonDust 20 minutes ago

How convenient, crazy when it suits her lol, I miss the crazy Britney, paris the whore, and the firecrotch. Jersey Shore had nothing on Paris, fire crotch, and crazy Britney!
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Uhh. Britney is still crazy (just hoped up on meds) Paris is still a whore and firecroth has been in the news 24/7.

1205 days ago
55.

backfire    

I have been concerned for Brittany for years now. All these claims re her competency have been coming up for years. We never hear her speak. She doesn't act like herself...even her dance moves are changed ....are they giving her medication that is eradicating her personality? It seems she is treated like a prisoner. What is going on?

1205 days ago
56.

whitecar    

shes tripped out..REALLY FAR OUT. she was before, because she is famous, but now she feels even farther from what you can understand.. kind of like, when you are high and you think "man the people i am talking to are idiots" , because they are so 'different' just like anyone you can look at in public and say he's black and poor and im white and blue eyed and rich, like there is no common ground with you and here she is spaced out. the only way to fix her is for her to feel and see she is similar to people in their reality, which is hard for someone extremely famous. over a billion people know who she is, and maybe 2,000 really know who you are. if that.

1205 days ago
57.

whitecar    

not even a level you want to reach or see, because its a sad lonely level and you can be really crazy from it especially after a long time of seeing that sad spot. kind of like shrinks, theyre crazy.

1205 days ago
58.

God-Is-Busy    

No, no...it has nothing to do with the legalship of screwing up people's lives or being basically dheads, no. Not about being evil, not about being s***, it't all legal.....Get lost you digust me.

1204 days ago
59.

God-Is-Busy    

Get lost, you are the FEMME FATALE....You sicken me.

1204 days ago
60.

Kathi j    

She can go on a world tour and take care of her two children and learn new dances and own a home and drive a car, etc, etc, etc.. yet she cant answer a few questions? What is she hiding?

1204 days ago
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