Jon Eardley, the lawyer who claims Britney Spears hired him to torpedo her conservatorship, has just filed legal papers demanding that the pop star appear at a trial in which Eardley has been accused of harassing the singer and her family.
Earlier this year, Britney's father Jamie sought and obtained restraining orders against former hangers-on Sam Lutfi and Adnan Ghalib, as well as Eardley.
All three are accused of trying to undermine Jamie and the conservatorship.
The attorney claims that Britney reached out to him, however, and the sketchy voicemail that's circulating online suggests he even may be telling the truth.
With the singer set to return to Los Angeles for Circus tour concerts next week, Eardley is angling for a judge to make Britney testify in a county courtroom.
CAGED: Eardley claims Britney is held captive - by her dad - and wants out.
In his legal papers, Eardley notes that Britney will be performing at the Staples Center on April 16 and 17 (Thursday and Friday). If she's well enough to perform, she's well enough to testify on two points, the attorney argues:
- Did she authorize him to take legal action on her behalf?
- Did Jon Eardley really cause her "substantial emotional distress," as Jamie claims in the restraining order he has sought against him?
The judge will have to decide if Britney is competent enough to testify and if it's fair to drag her into court. You can bet Jamie will try his best to prevent that.
It would certainly be interesting, however, to hear under oath whether she has really been trying to escape the clutches of her dad, as has been rumored.