Britney Spears misses questioning by lawyers

Britney's no-show in court down to 'anxiety'

Britney Spears failed to show up her for her court-ordered deposition, where she was due to be questioned by Kevin Federline’s lawyers, owing to an illness.

Federline’s lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, spoke outside his Los Angeles office saying: ‘I was told of a general [medical] condition, and [Spears] felt she couldn’t attend.’

One of Britney’s close friends sent an email to People.com explaining Britney’s no-show: ‘She’s sick, both physically and high anxiety. Millions of press outside. It’s too much.’

A new date for the court hearing is expected to be announced, and Federline’s lawyer said he planned to pursue a court sanction against the troubled star for failing to appear.

Britney is battling Federline over custody of their two sons, Preston, 2 and Jayden, 1 but at present the singer’s ex-husband has primary physical custody with supervised visitation for Britney.

Federline’s team of lawyers have already gathered evidence from Britney’s former manager, Larry Rudolph, friend Alli Sims and former bodyguard Daimon Shippen. They will use this evidence to argue for full custody for Federline.

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