Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Latest News About Britney Spears

The father of singer Britney Spears has strengthened control over her affairs with an order to fire her business manager and a demand that he turn over her personal records. A court document, which was posted on celebrity news website, said that Howard Grossman was notified of a court order granting JameS Spears the right to fire him as the singer's business manager and require Grossman "turn over all documents, records, and assets relating to Britney".

The move follows charges by Spear's mother Lynne in court documents made public earlier this week that the pop star's self-style manager, Sam Lufti, had drugged her to take control of her home, life and finances. Late last week the 26 year-old was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital and placed under psychiatric evaluation. By Wednesday, Spears had left the UCLA Medical Center and one day later, Jamie was back in court in a closed-door hearing to strengthen his conservatorship over her assets. Commissioner Reva Goetz also ordered Grossman to turn over "all documents, records and assets relating to Spears" to James.

Goetz issued her decision Friday after an emergency closed-door hearing requested a day earlier by James Spears. Grossman showed up at the hearing, but he and others were ordered to leave the courtroom. Grossman would not say if he had been fired or how long he had worked for Spears. "My reputation speaks for itself," he said, declining to comment further on the order because it would be speculative. Meanwhile, attorneys who have represented Spears in her child custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline filed papers to withdraw from that case. Attorney Sorrell Trope filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court asking to quit the case, said a court spokeswoman. Trope previously withdrew a similar request.

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