LATEST: Britney Spears' former manager LARRY RUDOLPH has been served a subpoena after spending weeks trying to avoid the inevitable.
Rudolph, who was sacked by Spears at the beginning of 2007, went public with his plans to avoid getting served by the pop star's ex-husband Kevin Federline last week (ends24Aug07), but accepted he wouldn't be able to hide forever.
In an email to Los Angeles DJ Ryan Seacrest over the weekend (25-26Aug07), Rudolph, confessed he was keen to avoid having to testify against the Toxic singer in her upcoming child custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline.
The dancer/rapper's legal team has already rounded up the pop star's cousin Alli Sims, former bodyguard Damien Shippen and ex-assistant Shannon Funk and served them with subpoenas to testify - and now he can add Rudolph to the list.
He was subpoenaed on Thursday afternoon (30Aug07) at the Sunset Tan salon in West Los Angeles, which he co-owns.
The salon's assistant manager Erin Tietsort tells U.S. TV show Access Hollywood her boss was served by a business-like brunette: "We asked her who she was but she just said she had a meeting. After he (Rudolph) walked in he said, 'Can I help you?' and she just handed the papers and left.
"He had no idea... You could tell he wasn't too happy about it."