Britney Spears made a brief exit from court yesterday. The pop singer stormed out of the courtroom in an agitated state. She was yelling, “Eat it! Lick it! Snort it! F**k it!”
Spears lawyers ran after her, as did her former assistant, Alli Sims, who is with her in court.
Britney then returned to the courtroom, sobbing.
Hollywood’s highest-profile custody case was back in court Friday, with Britney Spears arriving for a hearing to work out custody arrangements for her two young sons.
Her ex-husband Kevin Federline was also under court order to attend the Superior Court hearing.
TMZ.com reports that Spears was spotted after arriving with a female companion and parking in an underground lot.
Earlier in the day, a lawyer for Spears won a motion to bar videotaping of deposition testimony in the case.
Spears’ lawyer, Thomas Paine Dunlap, argued that video of the depositions would almost certainly wind up on YouTube. He said his celebrity client had a right to be protected from that exposure.
Superior Court Commissioner Scott Gordon made his ruling in spite of his concern that she is constantly courting “inordinate amounts of media,” which he said runs counter to her expressed desire for privacy.
“I’m not chastising her,” Gordon said. “She’s an adult. But what I’m saying is someone who is always going to places where there is an inordinate amount of media, it doesn’t square.”
Dunlap countered that the pop star was not trying to create media attention.
“If she goes to Starbucks, there’s media there. If she goes shopping, there’s media there,” he said.
Attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan, who represents Federline, said his client wanted the depositions to be videotaped to preserve the demeanor of witnesses who testify during the closed sessions.
After the commissioner’s ruling, Kaplan asked that experts and other parties be allowed to be present to see how witnesses responded.
Gordon said he would allow two people to observe the witnesses.
During the afternoon hearing, a lawyer for Spears was expected to argue that she has complied with court orders and should regain the shared custody she lost earlier this month.
In an unusual twist, a special metal detector was installed outside the courtroom.
During the morning hearing, Dunlap complained that he was being forced to do things he had never done before to get into a courtroom.
Gordon responded dryly, “This may be the manufacture of your client.”Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.