A court in Orlando today charged Britney Spears today with engaging in deceptive consumer practices in violation of Florida's General Business Law. The charges arise out of Spears' alleged lip-synching at the House of Blues club.
The charge was filed in the Orange County Court. The offense is a misdemeanor and local experts say jail time would be highly unusual in a case like this.
House of Blues was acquired by Live Nation last year. Live Nation President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Rapino said that the club had not been informed in advance of any lip-synching or other special arrangements for Spears.
Laura Wasser, an attorney for Britney Spears, entered a plea of Not Guilty on behalf of the troubled star. She had no comment in response to inquiries.