For the fifth straight time, Britney Spears failed to show for a court-ordered deposition with Kevin Federline’s attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan. The deposition, which was scheduled for yesterday, marks the second time in less than a month that Britney couldn’t be bothered to follow a judge’s orders. Immediately following the missed appointment, Spears’ lawyer, Sorrell Trope (her third lawyer in her child custody case), filed court documents to be removed from her case. Gee, I wonder why? TMZ says:
In the legal papers, attorney Tara Scott from Trope and Trope wrote, “There has been a breakdown in communications between [Britney] and Trope and Trope making further representation of her interests impossible.”…Sources tell TMZ the reason Trope and Trope withdrew is because Britney just didn’t listen to her lawyers’ advice, and her behavior was generally sinking her case.”
However, sources say Britney will be given one more chance to win back custody of her kids. OK! reports:
To be precise, it’s actually two appointments she must keep,” the insider tells OK!. And Brit must make both of these scheduled deposition appearances – one slated for late this week; the second during the final week of January…”If she fails to show up,” explains one case insider, “[Kevin's lawyer] Mark Vincent Kaplan will likely ask the judge to award Kevin complete and permanent custody of Sean Preston and Jayden James.”
I might not be an expert on the double helix or mixed integers, but it’s pretty easy to pick out the pattern here. The pattern being: Britney does not give a damn. Britney will never show up for one of these things. Ever. If it was up to Britney, she’d sell her kids for some magic beans or a gift card to Starbucks. Threatening Britney with taking her kids away is like threatening her with trans fat. Trust me, you won’t get the reaction you’re looking for.