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Britney

Sued by Lutfi

Did She Really Fear Dad?

2/3/2009 5:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0203_lufti_spears_bn2-1Sam Lutfi has filed a lawsuit against Britney Spears and her parents, Jamie and Lynne, claiming they defamed him and also alleging Britney lived in fear of her father.

In his lawsuit filed today, Sam boldly claims, "Resentful of Lynne and afraid of Jamie's controlling, violent, and often unpredictable behavior, Britney began inquiring about obtaining restraining orders against Jamie and Lynne." It was under those circumstances that Sam met, and eventually worked for, Britney.

Sam goes on to accuse Jamie of physically assaulting him. He says he was standing in Britney's kitchen on January 29, 2008 when Jamie stormed into the house. Lutfi alleges Jamie yelled at him, claiming Sam made a rude comment to Lynne the night before. Then, Sam claims, Jamie "intentionally punched him in the chest" and threatened to kill him if he ever heard Sam make a rude comment about Lynne or any member of the Spears family again.

All the claims of libel and defamation spring from Lynne's book, "Through the Storm." Lutfi says since the publication of the book, he "has been subjected to unfathomable amounts of ridicule and public scorn."

Lutfi also claims Britney broke a contract with him and owes him unpaid management fees. He claims he had an oral agreement with Spears to be her manager for four years, earning 15% commission.

Last Friday, Britney got a restraining order against Lutfi and Adnan Ghalib, barring them from having any contact with her, her parents or her kids.

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91.

Bubblebunny    

These guys are total schmucks. They lost their meal tickets. Why don't they go back to the old country ?

2033 days ago
92.

99centz    

# 20...you said it best!!! I agree 100%!!!

2033 days ago
93.

showgirl    

No TMZ and X17 online were not nice to Britney. They used her to the best that they could!! But Sam I am was exposed as the idiot that he is and that was good!

2033 days ago
94.

SJ    

(1) The TRUTH is always an affirmative defense to claims of defamation. Question - who is telling the truth - evidence offered for jury consideration - This could be fun for Brit - reserve her room at the hospital in advance.

(2) Per the parole evidence rule, all contracts for an amount exceeding $500, or for obligations that cannot be performed in less than 1 year (4 year oral agreement - LOL), MUST be set forth in formal writing. Else they are unenforceable. Quasi Contracts / Quantum Meruit ("Not more than you deserve") would serve to otherwise disgorge profit attributable to the claimant. Question - Did Brit prosper (i.e. Did her career expand and grow) during the alleged 4 year term of service. Highly speculative but extrinsic evidence offered for jury consideration. Question - What are his qualifications to function as a manager. Like agents I think he is governed by Title 10 (correct me if I am wrong) of the California Labor Code. Like agents, is he required to post a bond to render these services? Considering that managers typically take as much as 25% for their services, I would think that they should be governed as much as agents.

2033 days ago
95.

Bubblebunny    

Britney has come back ! She is making a nice life for the boys, and she is getting back to normal, after going through a heartbreaking divorce. I think she really loved Kevin (!!) (she saw something in him that none of us did), and she finally grew up, got help, and is much more mature, now. She isn't letting anyone bring her down, now. Go away Adnan and Tufti Lufti. Ruin his rep ?? We were not fooled by him ! No one ever liked that stalking creep. He was a hanger on, who toook advantage of a very upset girl during a sad time. Wrap him up and take him away.

2033 days ago
96.

Big Bear    

Jamie is quite the little bitch, huh??

2033 days ago
97.

JOHN BARONE    

brit is a very sick woman and needs to comit suiside so that we can all get on with our lives without having to her about this bimbo w h o r e

2033 days ago
98.

Deanne    

OH COME ON!! What a blood-sucking LOSER!

2033 days ago
99.

showgirl    

Jamie is her Dad/Father post 117! Let's show a little respect for him. He came in to help before her downfall in 08. Adnan is another bastard lowlife, acutally a nothing. Friend of Sam I am. They both took such advantage of Britney. I'm happy she's doing so much better right now.

2033 days ago
100.

showgirl    

Oh, you're a Papa idiot posting. Never mind. Idiot

2033 days ago
101.

showgirl    

I hope everyone is realizing that the papa's are posting along with us? I'm done!

2033 days ago
102.

Bubblebunny    

So, what do you freaky deaky idiots on here do-get high or drunk-then start posting ? Most of you write like English is your second language....oh, hi Lufti, and Adnan !!!!

2033 days ago
103.

showgirl    

Oh a paps posting #120 who doesn't speak English. You're in America, we speak and write English here. Learn it or go back home!!

2033 days ago
104.

Peep    

Yeah, this is the guy that said he'd piss on Britney's grave if she died. He's lucky that's all Jamie did was punch him in the chest. I would have beat him with a bat and pissed on HIM.

2033 days ago
105.

frogs and gravel    

Why doesn't Lutfi find a lawyer that would be willing to
file a lawsuit that would have Brit's children legally
adopted by Sam Lutfi?


That would really drive the Spears family up the wall.

2033 days ago
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