LOS ANGELES — A judge ruled on Wednesday that Britney Spears won’t be forced to sit for a deposition by her father’s attorney to provide testimony about the allegations of misconduct she’s lodged against her dad and the rest of her family.
It was a victory for the pop star, whose attorney argued a deposition would only “retraumatize” her, as her legal team investigates allegations that Jamie Spears and his associates mismanaged her affairs. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny said questioning Britney Spears about the conservatorship under oath would be “unlikely to produce any discoverable information” and would concern issues that Spears likely “lacks first-hand information” about.
“While Mr. Spears has refuted a number of the allegations … conducting a deposition … is irrelevant to and outside the scope of” the pending issues before the court, Penny said.
The ruling came as the court works through several