Britney Bailed On Deposition Due To "Anxiety"

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bvma.jpg Britney Spears can face the music. It’s the lawyers she seems to be having trouble with.

The pop star was expected to submit to questioning from Kevin Federline’s attorneys Wednesday morning, giving her long-delayed deposition in the ex-couple’s ongoing custody battle. But E! News has learned that the singer has not and will not be giving testimony, blaming high levels of anxiety on her legal no-show.

Sam Lufti, Spears’ primary hanger-on of late, said the singer’s anxiety level was too high for her to honor the appointment and that she bailed on the meeting after phoning a doctor.

Per Lufti, Spears had every intention of making the deposition and said the duo “got up and ready to go” to the offices of Federline’s lawyer.

“Her attorneys came to pick her up, but when she saw the media frenzy outside her house, her anxiety skyrocketed.”

Lufti said they then phoned a doctor and spoke with Spears’ attorneys, who agreed it was in their client’s best interest to reschedule the deposition.

Spears’ under-oath testimony was scheduled to kick off at the Los Angeles offices of Federline’s main legal man, Mark Vincent Kaplan, at 10 a.m., but the hour came and went with nary a sign of the singer.

Just after 11 a.m., Kaplan told reporters he had been informed that Spears would not be coming, and that the deposition would be rescheduled for a later date, which has been selected but not yet disclosed.

“I was told of a general [medical] condition, and [Spears] felt she couldn’t attend,” Kaplan said to a crowd of media types outside his office, adding that he would be seeking a court sanction against the singer for failing to appear at today’s deposition.

The Q&A session, which Federline’s lawyers have been laboring for more than a year to secure, was expected to last most of the day.

The 26-year-old was due to be grilled on such issues as her past drug and alcohol use, her struggles to abide by Court Commissioner Scott M. Gordon’s orders, her penchant for rolling over the feet of bystanders and her general fitness as a mother to sons Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1.

A November motion from the Department of Child and Family Services made public last week indicated the agency “has concerns of its own regarding the safety and welfare of the children if the children are left in the mother’s care.”

Fortunately for Spears, the details of her deposition, whenever it now may be, won’t be fit for public consumption.

On Oct. 26, Gordon ruled the session could not be videotaped, after Spears’ legal crew voiced fears the recording would be leaked.

Kaplan has already grilled several members of Spears’ posse, including sidekick Alli Sims, former manager Larry Rudolph and former bodyguard and manny Daimon Shippen.

Spears second banana Sam Lufti was scheduled to be deposed Nov. 30, but, like Spears, he failed to show for his appointment. Federline’s camp is planning to file a motion compelling the self-styled movie producer to testify in January.

The 29-year-old Federline was granted primary physical custody of his sons with Spears earlier this year, with supervised visitation given to his ex. Last month, attorneys for the duo managed to keep it civil long enough to hash out a holiday schedule without assistance from the court.

The boys are expected to divide their Christmas custody logging Yuletime at casas Spears and Federline.

Source: E! Online

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Comments (10)

  • Sheena

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    yea def. everyone PLEASE vote for “Blackout”, some group called Girls Aloud is beatin Brit right now, i’ve never evenheard of them and they are beatin Britney, come on that’s just so ridiculous, Britney deserves to win this, “Blackout” is a AEWSOME album, so please everyone vote for it. THANX to everyone who does. LOVE YA BRIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We will get “Blackout” back to beatin those Girls Aloud peeps if it’s the last thing we do. RIght all u Brit fans!
    http://www.virginmedia.com/music/awards2007/bestalbum/

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  • Whatever

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    Anxiety my ASS. Anxiety because of all the photographers? PLEASE. She goes out into this mess how many times a day? And she thinks people will believe she had anxiety about going out because of ALL those people. How ridiculous. Everything that comes out her mouth is a lie and I hope Kevin gets full custody and keeps it.

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  • Laura

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    It could be anxiety from having to face questionning from Federlines lawyers. She couldn’t deal with all teh attention.

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  • ***MIMI***

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    ‘Whatever’ I kinda agree wit u. Isn’t an anxiety attack like a panic attack right…. She goes out everyday nothin ever happens. Even b4 she went crazy or depressed wuteva da hell is wrong wit her. When she wuz in public eye everyday of her life whwn she wuz younger nothin happened. ‘Laura’ it really could have been 4rm all da questions she might get asked… I agree wit dat but if ur tryna get custody of your kids back and u haven’t really done much… dis wuz da only thing dat will get people 2 kno dat she’s a good parent, by hearin her side of her parenting skills… and all dat otha stuff she did (Why she did it and why its not all her fault.) She needs 2 get back in her right mind or she gonna loses her kids. (She hasn’t lost them yet cuz she has visitaion rights)I kno she loves dem all mothers luv dere child. She’s just not doin everything she can and should be doin 2get them back… She needs 2 drag her ass back 2 rehab. She seems so depressed, she is supa paranoid, nobody seems 2 kno dat. they think its drugs. its not. I think she is goin crazy… not tryna pis ya’ll off, but its true and it wont be long b4 da men in white come 2 take her ass away if she don’t get it 2gether. Sumbody (and I am serious about dis right here cuz i think it will help her and its wut she needs) needs 2 give her ass an ULTIMANTUM. If sumbody tells her “u need 2 do this” or “ur gonna lose(wuteva it may be) she’ll listen cuz I kno she doesn’t wanna loses thoses cut lil tykes and I kno she wants 2get back 2 performin. She needs 2 get it 2gether and surround herself wit people that are tellin her 2 focus and not people tell her “hey gurl lets go hit up a club” and wuteva.

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  • Whatever

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    By the way, she was out and about riding around Wednesday night. Like I said, she doesn’t want her kids back, let their father take care of them. Britney is a stupid, stupid person.

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  • ***MIMI***

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    ‘Whatever’ ur right. I don’t think she’s stupid. CRAZY WHO KNOS SHE WUZN’T SICK. ANXIETY MA ASS…. SHE DIDN’T WANNA GO OUT CUZ DA MEDIA RIGHT (DATS WUT DA SAID). SHE COULDN’T GO 2 DA DEPOSITION 2 GET CUSTODY BACK 4 HER KIDS, BUT SHE HAD DA STRENGTH 2 DRIVE AROUND TOWN AND THEN GO 2 DA FOUR SEASONS… DUH MEDIA WILL BE DERE 2. DA PAP’S R DERE EVERYDAY CUZ DATS HERE HOUSE. WHICH DAT MAKE BRITNEY AN FOOLISH CUZ U GOT 2 HOUSE BUT U SPENDIN MONEY ON HOTELS. DATS STUPID. GET HELP BRIT…………

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  • Steve

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    How the fuk do you people know.

    She didn’t go because of the bigger than usual mass of paps outside.

    You people don’t know her or how shes feeling, shes got fuck all to do with you.

    An Whatever why hide behind that name you stupid moron.

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  • ***MIMI***

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    Steve dont get mad its just really weird dat she couldnt do dat but she went out and about…. spent da day @ a hotel

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  • Sheena

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    Yea u go steve, i so completely agree with u, how do they know all this stuff it’s so ridiculous. Yea the reson she didn’t go was cuz of the bigger than usual mass of paps outside, i so agree with that. and ur so def. right these damn people don’t know her or how she feels, so they needs to leave her the damn hell alone. and yea lol “whatever” def. is a stupid moran, hiding behind that name and for all the crap he says about brit. LOVE YA BRIT!!!!!!!!!!! and don’t worry all of ur true fans know u want custody of ur kids back and i so hope that u do get it back as soon as possible cuz those 2 lil boys need to be with there lovin mom more than they are right now and without a stupid court moniter watchinng everythin u do with them.

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