Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Britney's Courtroom Woes: Who Cares About Elections?

At this hour, many people have gone or are going to the polls to cast their vote for a candidate they like. They have been constantly bombarded the past few weeks with stories about soldiers dyeing in Iraq, scandals in Congress, and other issues from immigration to gay marriage. But let's face it, who really cares about all that? The real news is with Britney Spears and her latest headlines. Finally, something interesting to cover.
In case you have been living under a rock for the past month or so, Britney and K-Fed are suing Us Weekly for defamation. It is a really big deal. In a recent "article" in the magazine, a writer claimed, "Spears and Federline, feared the release of a secret sex tape, which they had viewed with their estate planning lawyers. The article said that Spears gave a copy of the tape to lawyers and she and Federline were "acting goofy the whole time" while watching the video." That is a really serious charge. Someone has to pay for it.
But this one is a no go. The judge in the case, Lisa Hart Cole, said Britney "put her modern sexuality squarely, and profitably, before the public eye." What does that even mean? The judge did not care if the story was true or false. She went on to say, "The issue is whether it is defamatory to state that a husband and wife taped themselves engaging in consensual sex." Apparently, the judge does not think so and also stated, "The backdrop against which this issue must be addressed is that the plaintiff has publicly portrayed herself in a sexual way in her performances, in published photographs and in a reality show." Again, what does that even mean? This magazine obviously are doing this to hurt this great young couple. They should have to pay the $10 million they are being sued for.
When is the American justice system going to work for everyone. If a magazine can make such a claim, what is to stop others from doing the same. Pretty soon everyone will be saying Brit and K-Fed made a sex tape. And it might not be true. Those liars should pay up. They have financially hurt this couple. That's how rumors get started after all and rumors are costly. Call your Congressman tonight after the election results are in and demand that something should be done about this. This ruling flies in the face of all the Constitution stands for. No American should sit idlely by and let this happen. Speak up for Britney.

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