Britney Spears’ former attorney, Jon Eardley, compared the singer to “the Soviet dissidents in Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s masterpiece “The Gulag Archipelago” at a court hearing in Los Angeles on Friday.
Um, I failed history in high school.
According to LAtimes.com, Eardley “wrote that there were parallels between the treatment of the 27-year-old pop singer and the forced laborers of the Nobel-winning author’s book.”
Seriously… I got an F.
“It is worth noting that there has not even been a ‘show trial’ for Ms. Spears,” Eardley said in court papers.
Eardley, who is currently barred from Britney through a restraining order instated on behalf of conservator Jamie Spears, first dealt with the conservatorship drama in February 2008, when Jamie Spears was given control of Britney’s life.
Jamie Spears fought Eardley, claiming Britney was not deemed sane enough to hire her own legal counsel.
“It also barred him from purporting to represent her. Eardley later filed an appeal of the conservatorship and the restraining order, which resulted in a hearing Friday afternoon before Commissioner Reva Goetz.”
Eardley reportedly told officials that Britney hired him in a call that “ended abruptly when the phone was apparently grabbed from her hand.”
Commissioner Goetz said it was “shocking” that Eardley would request a separate lawyer to represent Britney.
Britney’s court-appointed lawyer, Samuel Ingham, who makes an astounding financial profit off the case, said Britney “expressly repudiated Mr. Eardley’s involvement” and wants to remain under the conservatorship, though publicly stating on MTV’s “For The Record” documentary she does not.
“Outside court, Eardley said he didn’t want anything to do with the case and was focused on preserving all possible legal avenues to have the restraining order against him dismissed.”
Just when you thought the legal
mess press was over…