A Los Angeles judge ruled that Britney Spears will NOT need to sit for a deposition, in her legal battle with her father.
Judge Brenda Penny finalized her earlier tentative decision to deny a request from attorneys for Jamie Spears to depose his daughter during ongoing litigation over his alleged misconduct during her controversial 13-year legal conservatorship.
Britney’s attorney, Mathew Rosengart, argued there was no reason for the pop star to face a deposition in the case, and called it an act of revenge by her father and his lawyers.
Jamie’s attorneys, meanwhile, have indicated they will likely appeal, saying they are entitled to more information to defend their client. They argue, “Mr. Spears did right by his daughter. Mr. Spears protected her beautifully from Rasputins and Svengalis for 13 years and the years before [entering the conservatorship]. By evidence, not speeches, the truth will come out. There is no evidence regarding Mr. Spears’ misconduct and he will be vindicated.”
To this, Rosengart objected, saying, “Mr. Spears’ reputation was ruined by himself long before my firm entered this. If he wants to go on TV or write a book to vindicate himself, good luck.”
Source: Hollywood Reporter.
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