January 25th, 2010
01:48 PM ET

Judge gives Britney Spears 'ok' to auction off VMA dress

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Britney Spears literally wants to give the clothes off her back to help victims of the Haitian earthquake.

The pop singer received permission from a judge on Friday to donate a dress that she wore during her comeback appearance at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, to be auctioned off for charity.

Spears appeared before the judge for a progress review of her father’s handling of her affairs. Jamie Spears was given control of his daughter’s finances two years ago.  During the routine visit to the judge Spears also received permission to auction off the dress for Haitian relief.

“She is very enthusiastic about making a donation for the Haiti relief," her lawyer, Samuel Ingham said in court, according to MTV News.


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  1. Debra R

    Leave Britneyalone ! :)

    January 27, 2010 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  2. sioux

    Why doesn't she just give some of her own money? Its not like she doesn't have any.

    January 26, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. PAA

    most likely it was given to her as they usually are for those events.How immensely sacrificial of her to "donate" an opportunity for those with a fraction of her $$ to donate money via an auction to the Haitians. brings a tear to the eye.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  4. memy

    Did she pay for the dress??? I thought it was given to her?

    January 26, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  5. ivy

    My uncle is a paranoid schizophrenic w/ multiple voluntary psychiatric admissions. He has more control over his finances than Brittany. I can only conclude that her medical file has some damaging info. Eventually, she should be in control of her money. I sure hope Daddy and his accountants are being audited quarterly.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  6. Debra R

    You go Brit. The dress helped your comeback and now YOU and the dress are helping the come back for the Haitians.

    January 26, 2010 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  7. V

    From what little has been leaked, it was never an issue of Britney being on drugs, as all her tests have always come back clean. Britney's matter is one of mental health – he rumored bipolar disorder. For many it can take years to get fully back on track and when you are dealing with someone who has as much money as Britney and has two small children, the courts are not going to be in any hurry to give her complete control.

    January 25, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Sharon M.

    Her publicized (mis)behaviors are likely not the only problems she's suffered. If she has underlying medical/psychiatric issues that caused or contributed to those misbehaviors, her father (or someone else) may have control over her finances indefinitely. Medical records are not made public record. With routine visits to a judge, there has to be a legal reason to continue the arrangement. Often, things aren't what they seem. And, you should never believe everything you read or hear about celebrities.

    January 25, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Susan

    How long is her father going to have control over her assets? If her drugs tests are clean and she is staying out of trouble, how long does the court feel is long enough for someone else to have control over her? She is an adult after all.

    January 25, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |

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