Big Court Hearing TomorrowFebruary 18, 2008
According to x17online, “Commissioner Scott Gordon has apparently “had it” with the large number of ex-parte hearings called in the Britney case – they’re not normal. Tomorrow’s 8:30 a.m. hearing (Britney herself is not expected to appear) will consolidate a number of issues.”
Also, Britney’s current lawyers Trope and Trope, who have filed to bow out of any future court hearings representing Britney, are filing a motion to get Britney back 50/50 custody of their two children with Kevin.
On top of that, a gag order is also being requested, hopefully meaning the media will back down a bit. All good news!
OK! is reporting that Britney is looking into “family-law attorney to the stars Stacy Phillips of the law firm Phillips, Lerner, Lauzon & Jamra,” to represent her in her custody case.
X17 continues to say that Britney’s new attorney, Jon Eardley, is reporting that Britney has told him that she “wants her life back.” Eardley says Britney’s rights have been opressed, and says it is a “deprivation of [her] civil rights.” According to Eardley, Britney is restricted to do the following:
– “Not allowed a single hearing before the court.”
– “Cannot access counsel of her choosing and to meet with her counsel in a private meeting.”
– “Denied the right to associate freely with her friends” – which also includes no telephone calls, no driving nor the right “to receive and send mail.”
– “She has been denied the right to her finances.”
Sounds like Britney is coherent and aware enough to realize the seriousness of the situation, and is taking the necessary steps to get her life back, one step at a time.