Lindsay Lohan Pal & Britney Spears Label Tag Team Legal Battles
By Brenda Jones
Oct 13, 2007
Lindsay Lohan pal Samantha Ronson is none too happy with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton. Neither is Britney Spears and her record label. In a legal tag team battle (the cases are not related but both are aimed at Hilton) they are set to see Hilton in court. Samantha has gone to court and has been granted the rights by a judge to quiz Perez for a defamation of character suit she filed after he repeated a report that first appeared on the Web site Celebrity Babylon.Com.
"I am not now and have never been a drug user," Ronson stated in a supplemental declaration filed with the court on Monday. She added, "I have never handled or touched cocaine. I did not ever place any cocaine at any place at any time." The judge ruled Ronson's attorneys can take a four-hour deposition from Hilton. According to the lawsuit, Hilton - whose real name is Mario Lavandeira posted two items on the deejay. The case claims that the postings defamed Ronson by stating she planted drugs that were found in Lohan's car after it crashed into a tree in Beverly Hills on May 26, and that she set up her friend to be photographed while under the influence of alcohol.
On to Britney she is after Perez for posting her songs online before they have been released for sale. Britney Spears' record label Zomba is claiming copyright infringement. The label claim that the gossip web site illegally posted the songs from Spears forthcoming album 'Blackout' due on October 29.
The suit was filed in the US District Court in Los Angeles and accused the web site and the webmaster Mario Lavanderia of illegally obtaining and posting at least 10 completed songs and unfinished demos. Zomba said Spears was not a party in the lawsuit, reports MSNBC.
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