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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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appraiserman    

Does that mean she is a big fat liar? Can't be trusted to tell the truth? Well then make her president, the current one can't tell the truth either. There should be a special place in hell for her attorney's.

1148 days ago
62.

Marie    

Britney Spears' people are using her to make tons of money yet she has no control over her own life. Very sad.

1148 days ago
63.

Wiley    

I love it! All the Britney fans who just can't comprehend the fact that Britney is not doing her own music anymore because she has become completely incompetent and is getting progressively worse as we speak. Feeble minds who just won't give it up! They've proclaimed her mentally fit because she's doing music that we all know she's not doing. She's not dancing and she's not even capable of lip-syncing anymore. Just stares at the audience and wiggles her **** once in a while like a ... you know. But committing fraud may be a legal reason to remove the father as conservator. You can bet he'll fight this thing to the bitter end, and with Britney's money.

1148 days ago
64.

Tess    

In Brittny's case, it seems that "not legally competent" is the buzz-phrase for moron.

1148 days ago
65.

File that lawsuit, I am Lindsay Lohan!    

Her bf is very handsome I think:)

1148 days ago
66.

Steph    

Please, if anyone has seen the do***entary that aired after she "recovered" from her mental breakdown, it's pretty obvious that she is competent, even moreso than I ever thought. I was always under the impression that she was slightly mentally retarded and thats why she has all these people guarding her, but from the do***entary it's pretty obvious that she is mentally capable enough to control her own life. This conservatorship is total BS, she needs to be held accountable for broken contracts. She's 30 frickin years old, time to let her face her own problems.

1148 days ago
67.

Khate sucks    

What a JOKE! This woman is incompetant in SO many ways! I can't believe she can be a parent and still have custody! Her "people" should have done what they were supposed to make sure this contract was honored! What is she, their robot??? She goes on tour, yet she's not competant? ****ny Spears = JOKE!

1148 days ago
68.

silkraquel    

She has not been competent to keep living... UGH! What a waste of space. O'l horse face needs some oats and two buck-shots to the back of her head...

1147 days ago
69.

sharmaine73    

I'd be careful allowing people to legally claim I am incompetent. How long has it been since she had her breakdown? A while. The more distant in time the initial ruling on her competence was, the easier it will be for her to one day regain control of her own life and her OWN assets. I'm sure right now they are calling this a legal strategy to protect her interests, but I'm willing to bet money it's going to come back to bite her in the ass when she tries to take control of her own life again. She competent enough to perform on stage, and tour, and make albums, but not competent enough to testify in a case that involves her interests? I'm sure there are plenty of people who are benefiting from this situation and like things just the way they are.

She needs to sneak off and hire an attorney to represent her and her best interests before she loses everything or wakes up to find she no longer owns any of her own art.

1147 days ago
70.

johnny    

not competent? well she should never ever be alone with her kids, not tour, not ever complete another record and the courts should take over her empire since she is NOT COMPETENT....she and her lawyers are trying wiggle out of an agreement and if so she should loose everything as any non competent person would. Should Brittany go to a nursing home since she is not competent to testify. The company should get the 10 million hands down for her and her lawyers pulling this garbage..this is why money is treated differently in courts and never pay for their crimes as this one. PAY UP BRITTANY OR GO TO NURSING HOME..

1147 days ago
71.

kathy    

silkraquel:
She has not been competent to keep living... UGH! What a waste of space. O'l horse face needs some oats and two buck-shots to the back of her head...
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You are a complete idiot, sitting there and putting her down from behind the safety of your computer. She has one of the most beautiful faces I’ve ever seen. If she were a waste of space with a horse-face, I highly doubt she would still be selling tickets and raking in millions to supporting her entourage of people. I’m pretty sure you couldn’t ever begin to do what she does. I wonder what YOU look like…

1147 days ago
72.

dina    

Poor Britanney.She is just not educated. Did she even go to high school or was she sent out by her parents to make money for the corporation. Sad.She probably just needs to back to Kentwood and live in a trailer and be happy.

1147 days ago
73.

RaeJeanne    

Compentency has nothing to do with performing. Bieber doesn't make his own deals, as a minor he can't. Someone else does. I doubt Brittany has much business sense. It is not her fault. She really isn't that smart and I am not saying that to be mean, just stating an opinion. She has been used by various people. She does her job well, but that doesn't mean she orchestrates it. It is her planners that are responsible and probably her father and his employees, or her estate holders, that are really being sued. They are just saying she doesn't know anything about it, but they are being destructive in their reasoning, whether they realize it or not.

1147 days ago
74.

John    

If she is not competent to stand trial, then she is not competent to do anything and should be in an institution trying to get better.

But they continue to send her on tour, prop her up with drugs, have her lip sync all so she can make MORE money. I'm sure the chick has enough. GET HER SOME FRIGGEN HELP ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1146 days ago
75.

Trish    

This is total crap. She can get out of anything by this conservatorship deal, can't she? Just tell the truth! You have kids, you have money, you work, you go on tour, you're having sex with your live-in boyfriend, you can fly on airplanes, you can go shopping, you can use money and a credit card, all allegedly, yet you can't testify and tell the freaking truth for once??? Just stop the bull crap and do whatever anyone else would have to do in this position. Testify. So sick of celebrities using their status to get out of crap...esp this ONE! You're not mental. You play stupid well.

1144 days ago
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