The Britney Spears Conservatorship legal battle has taken some interesting twists and turns. I discussed some of them in my prior post about the case, including the attorney who claimed he had been hired by Spears to fight her father in court. This lawyer, Jon Eardley, told the court that Britney's father, Jamie Spears, was wrongly controlling her and that she should have her legal rights to make her own financial decisions returned to her.
Not only did Eardley lose, but Jamie Spears sought the extraordinary step of a restraining order against the attorney, seeking to protect Britney from him for years. Yesterday, this request was granted. A California judge issued an order preventing Eardley from trying to take any action on her behalf, including filing legal pleadings for her. He was also ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from her and her kids, and refrain from all contact. Eonline obtained a copy of the restraining order, which you can read here.
Eardley had tried -- unsuccessfully -- to force Britney to appear at the court hearing to help him defend against the restraining order request. He argued that if she was well enough go on tour, she could appear in court and support his claim that she voluntarily hired him.