Britney's civil rights violated: Lawyer

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Washington, Feb 18 : Britney Spears is being 'deprived of her Constitutional rights,' says the man who claims to be the pop star' attorney.

Jon Eardley, a leading lawyer with practices across the US, said he is seeking a 'return to normalcy' when it comes to the 'Toxic' singer's living and legal situations.

Eardley reportedly filed a complaint in U.S. District Court on behalf of Spears blasting the existing conservatorship, currently under the singer's father Jamie Spears, as a 'violation of [Britney's] civil rights,' and requested the case be moved from California state court to a federal court.

"I see the case as a civil rights case. These are issues of confinement. Very serious confinement. Not allowed to contact her friends. Not allowed to use the phone. Not allowed to come and go as you please. Bodyguards controlling you and so forth," People quoted Eardley, as saying.

Jamie was granted temporary conservatorship over his troubled daughter - allowing him to have legal control of her well-being and finances.

Jamie applied for the order after the pop star was committed at the UCLA Medical Center.

Since the singer's release from the UCLA earlier this month, she has spent much of her time at her Studio City home, and when she does go out, she is usually accompanied by a driver and a bodyguard.

In court documents, Eardley stated: "She is being confined by the conservator to the private prison of her own home."

Eardley said that he has never met the 26-year-old singer, but claims that she sought his services.

"She reached out by phone. I have no idea how [she got my number]," he said.

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