Britney Spears’ defamation trial continues to wreak havoc on Britney’s new image by basically saying, “hey remember when Britney was crazy? That was so crazy, right?”
Anyways, word on the street is that this trial is reportedly costing Ms. Brit over a $1 million to retain her team of lawyers. If your having déjà vu, it’s because the only other Hollywood starlet with a million dollar legal tab is Lindsay Lohan.
Lindsay Vs. Britney – Who spends more on being bad?
Britney’s team of 8 lawyers in the Sam Lufti trial charge between $500 and $700 an hour, costing her about $50,000 per day! With a 20-day trial, lawyers alone will cost $1 million!
OK, let’s look at what LiLo spent in 2012.
Lindsay’s lawyers are still on retainer because she’s never NOT in trouble, so that’s like $50,000 per lawyer each time they open a new case. So whatever hit-and-run or jewelry thievery she’s doing, she’s got to retain Shawn Holley.
She also owed the Chateau Marmont $46,350.04 in unpaid hotel fees for living there for almost all of the summer. But it 2010-2011 was the worst year for both Britney and Lindsay.
Lindsay spent about $730,000 in 2010 just paying bail money and the bill for her rehab stints. In 2011, Lindsay spends about $200,000 on more bail and more rehab stints.
We’re not going to break it down line by line, but since 2007, Lindsay has spent a little over $1 million in various legal fees.
In 2010, Britney spent over $1 million in legal bills stemming from her conservatorship and her other lawsuit from the ex-bodyguard who sued her for sexual harassment.
The point here is that if you have any interest in practicing law, find the most promising new starlet in Hollywood, wait 5 years and then immediately find a way to represent them. Watch as the lawsuits and DUIs line up.