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Britney Spears Wins Sam Lufti Case

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Music, Legal Issues,

Jamie and Lynne Spears upon leaving the court houseBritney Spears and her family can breathe a little easier after today.

A Los Angeles judge threw out the lawsuit which Sam Lutfi - a man who claimed to be Spears' manager at the time of her highly-publicized breakdown - had filed against the X Factor judge's family for unpaid fees, assault, and defamation. The judge ruled in favor of the Spears, who argued that he hadn't proven his case within a week of testimony.

"I really thought long and hard about this. It's the right thing to do," Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bruguera said before dismissing the case.

While Jamie Spears, Britney's father, declined to comment upon the ruling, his lawyer Leon Gladstone said, "We're delighted, we feel it's the right result."

Lutfi claimed that he's going to appeal.

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Britney Spear’s Ex-Boyfriend Claims Her Mother Told Him to Trash Ex-Manager

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Legal Issues, Rumors,

Britney Spears with Adnan GhalibBritney Spears' ex-boyfriend Adnan Ghalib claims her mother told him to trash Sam Lutfi's reputation.

The Afghanistan-born paparazzo - who briefly dated The X Factor judge during her public meltdown in 2008 - told a jury that the popstar's mother Lynne Spears instructed him to lie to the media to make it sound like her ex-manager Sam was evil and manipulating Britney at the time.

According to gossip website TMZ.com, Adnan took the stand today to give evidence in Sam's defamation and breach of contract lawsuit against the 30-year-old "Till The World Ends" singer and her parents Lynne and Jamie Spears. He claims that Lynne personally ordered him to trash Sam to his colleagues and media outlets all over Hollywood in order to turn the public against Sam but he did not say whether he followed Lynne's alleged instructions.

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Sam Lutfi Wants to Work with Lindsay Lohan

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Child Stars, Rumors,

Sam Lutfi Lindsay Lohan

Britney Spears' former manager Sam Lutfi wants to work with Lindsay Lohan. Sam - who has been accused of manipulating Britney when he worked for her - reportedly wants to start a professional relationship with Lindsay but even though her publicist Steve Honig quit last week, she wants nothing to do with him.

"Sam has been desperate to get his hooks into Lindsay for a very, very long time. He reached out to her after Steve Honig quit last week but she hasn't returned his calls or text messages. Lindsay wants absolutely nothing to do with Sam. She doesn't trust him and believes he is closely aligned with her estranged father, Michael Lohan. Lindsay says there is no way in hell she would work with Sam. She thinks that Sam doesn't know anything about the entertainment business and knows of the hell that Britney went through when Lutfi was acting as her 'manager.' Lindsay's lawyers and agents would never work with Lutfi in any capacity -and quite frankly, the last thing Lindsay wants or needs in her life right now is Sam Lutfi," a source said.

Britney Spears Upset by Court Claims

Britney SpearsBritney Spears is upset by Sam Lutfi's recent court claims.

The X Factor judge's former manager is suing her parents for defamation and during the trial he has claimed Britney was addicted to drugs when he managed her but the singer, who has gotten her life back together following a much-publicised breakdown in 2008, is upset by his revalations.

"Over the past four years you'd hear Britney's name and the first thing you'd think of was shaved head, psych hold, umbrella. But she got her life straightened out and now you think music, glamour, that big smile. The court case couldn't have come at a worse time," a source said.

Britney's friends are also worried about the star having to relive her past troubles. "She's long battled mental health issues so to be reminded of this time in her life, when she almost died, is devastating. No one should have to relive what she went through," the insider added.

Britney Spears ‘Terrified’ of Ex-Manager

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Television, Legal Issues, Rumors,

Sam Lutfi and Britney Spears

Britney Spears is "terrified" of testifying against her former manager. The "Toxic" singer - who is being sued along with her parents by her ex-manager Sam Lutfi for breach of contract and defamation - is worried she might have to appear in court, despite her legal guardians insisting she isn't well enough to testify.

"She's terrified that she is going to be forced to testify even though the judge handling her conservatorship ruled she isn't mentally competent to participate. Britney doesn't want to see Sam Lutfi or be in the same room with him again, ever. Sam's lawyer is still pushing the issue with the judge handling the lawsuit though and said during a hearing that he hadn't decided about whether or not he would call Spears as a witness," a source close to the star said.

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Parents Fear for Britney’s Life

Posted by Elaine Furst Categories: Music, Drugs, Drunk, Legal Issues, Meltdowns, Photos,

Britney SpearsAccording to E! Online, the day after their daughter left the UCLA Psychiatric Treatment Center, Britney’s parents are concerned for their daughter’s health and well being, have no idea where she currently is, and fear that her life is at risk.

And in this sad chapter that has become ’ life, some new characters have emerged: the First Lady of California and AH-nuld’s wife, Maria Shriver, and Streisand, no not Barbra-Adam, attorney at the law firm Loeb & Loeb. That is where Britney and pal (yup, he’s baa-ack) spent time just hours after she left the psych ward. Britney is looking to hire Streisand to orchestrate a game plan that would enable her to strip her father Jamie of his interim guardian duties.  Apparently Britney just doesn’t trust Jamie.

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Breaking News: Britney Checks Out!

Well, the paps in Britney’s neighborhood better get their camera gear ready— just checked herself out of the psych ward!

According to E! Online, the troubled singer left the UCLA Medical Center shortly before noon today and is now ensconced in one of her Beverly Hills abodes.  (You can see pics of her driving around below.)

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Britney’s Mom: Sam “the Antichrist” Lutfi Drugged My Daughter

Britney Spears, Sam LuftiAs part of a temporary restraining order against Sam Lufti, gave a heartwrenching deposition relating the extent of Lufti’s attempts to control her daughter.

According to E! Online, Lynne claims that met Lutfi (whose full first name is Osama-how apropos!) around October 2007 and immediately insinuated himself into her life. Determined to control her, Lutfi drugged her, cut her phone lines, and “systematically inserted himself into all aspects of her life”.

Such is the extent of Lutfi’s determination to control Britney and keep her parents out of her life that Lutfi made the following statement to Lynne: “If you try to get rid of me, she’ll be dead and I’ll piss on her grave”. Understandably, these remarks terrified Britney’s family which led them to seek the restraining order.

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