Lawsuit dismissed against Britney Spears and parents

Pop star Britney Spears. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A Los Angeles judge dismissed a lawsuit by the one-time confidante of pop star Britney Spears, ruling that there was not enough evidence to go forward with the trial on allegations of defamation, assault and breach of contract.

It is "the right thing to do," Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bruguera said after hearing two weeks of evidence in the civil trial, which has lifted the lid on the singer's controversial career and personal meltdown five years ago, Reuters reports.