Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Britney Bodyguard/Manny Gets Served

Britney Spears's bodyguard, Daimon Shippen, was served with a deposition subpoena related to the singer's ongoing custody battle with her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, a source confirmed to PEOPLE. The papers were delivered to Damion late Monday night just as he got out of his parked car in Santa Monica, Calif. Daimon is at least the second person in Britney's inner circle to be served with papers relating to the custody battle over the singer's sons with Kevin, Sean Preston, 23 months, and Jayden James, 11 months.

Britney's close friend and frequent party pal, Alli Sims was served with a deposition subpoena at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday. Alli, who was attending a party with Britney at the time she was met by the process server, will be asked to give the court a statement about Britney's skills as a mother. Alli told PEOPLE earlier this month that the singer is "a wonderful mom and she is so hands-on." According to the current arrangement, Britney and Kevin share 50-50 custody of their two sons. But last week, Kevin filed for primary physical custody of the boys. When the couple's divorce was finalized last month, a source close to Kevin told PEOPLE that Kevin was worried Britney was exposing the boys to "unnecessary risk" and that his lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, "hopes to get Kevin primary custody."

Meanwhile in a court on Tuesday, lawyers for Britney and Kevin requested more time to respond to a motion filed by several media organizations, including PEOPLE magazine, to block Britney's request to have documents in the custody battle sealed. Commissioner Scott Gordon set Sept 14 as the next hearing date. As for Daimon, in July, a source shot down rumors that he was dating Britney. "He's her bodyguard and manny," a source familiar with Damion's employment told PEOPLE. "They're not dating."

Source: People.com

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