It’s tough being Britney: She’s out of rehab just one day and already siccing her lawyers on a blabbermouth ex-husband and other evil gossip-peddlers on two continents.
The twitchy 12-stepper, who left Promises drug and alcohol treatment center in Malibu on Wednesday, has her lawyers in London and Los Angeles fighting to save her reputation.
Or what’s left of it after last month’s head shaving and umbrella attack on the paparazzi, and the panty-less private-parts shots seen round the world.
The main target of Britney’s ire is Jason Alexander, the childhood pal she was married to for just 55 hours in 2004.
Alexander “has been peddling false, defamatory and outrageous stories” and “selling and exploiting private and confidential information about Ms. Spears to the media for money and notoriety,” Spears’ L.A. lawyer Martin Singer wrote the Daily News.
Alexander is violating a confidentiality agreement that he signed, the letter charges.
Last month Alexander told the Sunday Mirror, a British tabloid, that Spears had engaged in drug use and lesbian romps, saying that he wanted to reveal the truth about her so she didn’t “wind up like Anna Nicole Smith.” The Louisiana lothario could not be reached for comment yesterday.
At the same time, Spears’ attorneys from the Schillings law firm in London obtained a High Court injunction yesterday to restrain a “John Doe” from invading her privacy by providing information about her time in rehab to the British press.
Clarissa Amato, a lawyer at Schillings, said the firm did not know the identity of the leaker but had asked the court to order British newspapers to disclose their sources.
Spears is also in a divorce battle with her current hubby, Kevin Federline, the father of her two young kids. The couple are wrangling over who gets the kids and just how much of her multimillion-dollar fortune he’s entitled to.
Source: NY Daily News
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