Britney Spears sorta gives deposition today
Ah, a new year means a fresh start for young Britney Spears. Think she’ll straighten up and fly right? Well, it doesn’t help that she skipped her deposition in her custody case —for the fifth time — on Wednesday.
But she did show up in court on Thursday at 11:32 a.m. (for a 9:45 a.m. session), but left at the scheduled end time of 11:45 a.m. That left Kevin Federline’s attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, all of 13 minutes to ask his questions, TMZ says. Oh, it’s a big surprise, we know. Kaplan didn’t explain the short visit, but did say another deposition was scheduled.
Sorrell Trope, Brit’s beleaguered lawyer, is so tired of getting the short end of the stick from his client that he filed a request to withdraw from her case Wednesday. “There has been a breakdown in communications between (Spears) and Trope & Trope (law firm) making further representation of her interests impossible,” the document reads.
Trope is Spears’ third lawyer in the case after Laura Wasser resigned in September and follow-up firm Freid & Goldsman ended their relationship just days after being hired.
But poor Sorrell has to wait for a Feb. 4 hearing to see if he can escape with his sanity intact. “A lawyer cannot simply withdraw from a case,” he says. “We will ask the court to relieve us.” Brat giving up the ghost for awhile and checking into a mental hospital would relieve all of us.
Of course, there is the report from the Denver Post that she and boy toy John Sundahl were in Estes Park, Colo., recently to check out the Harmony Foundation rehab facility ...