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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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This drama would be laughable if it wasn't so contrived. Interest in this 'talented' person has been waning Isn't it interesting how all this miraculously takes place before she goes on tour. Good luck to her and her family. I'd be completely embarrassed to have my life so effed up.

2056 days ago


He is as bad as her ex kevin, they see her as an easy way to get money, the biggest mistake was marrying one of them and having kids. Brittany is a great preformer when at her best and that seems to be without a man.

2056 days ago


Let's see. With Sam in Britney's life, she was in a downward spiral, her career was wrecked, and she lost her kids. She was overweight and drug addicted and looked like a fool trying to perform anywhere. Now that Britney's Dad has taken over, she's on the upswing again. She looks great, her career is back, and she's closer to getting custody of her kids. I would say it's better to have her Dad in her life and that Sam Lutfi is an opportunistic leech who only does harm to Britney.

2056 days ago


She cant be held accountable for hiring Sam or any so called contract she may have case he forgot ... she was/ is insane! She was in the nut hut even! That is a deal breaker! Sam get your own life and leave the poor girl alone...

2056 days ago


I feel sorry for Sam. He had nothing but Britney's best interest at heart and she did him wrong. I think he deserves a mininum of 50 million from her. I hope he gets it. I love Sam. I don't think too much of her parents, all they want is her money. Sam doesn't just want Brit's money he deserves it. Brit was turning her life around before her father interfered and now look at her, she is a wreck. GOOOOOOOO SAMMMMMMMMM

2056 days ago


Well you know what they say; only NO press is 'bad' press -- as long as he keeps his name out there, he'll be 'somebody'...legend in his own mind. a$$hole!

2056 days ago

Just my opinion    

MYLO- WTF are you thinking?

Surely you are joking....................

2056 days ago

citizen kope    

this is for #136 you need to get your head checked. you must be even more screwed up than he is. shame on you, mylo.

2056 days ago


Come on, people. The court isn't going to get Britney's money. Papa Spears is going to make sure of that! No way is he going to share her money with Sam.

2056 days ago


Anyone who would pay lots of cash to hear her lip-sync live is a moron.

2056 days ago


Britney's stupid decisions are going to follow her the rest of her life and, unfortunately, probably so will Sam.

2055 days ago


Oh I feel so sorry for Britney, she is such a sweet girl who just wasn't thinking straight, these disgusting creatures pray on naive girls like her, it's a great thing her parents stepped in, Britney has millions of dollars at stake and to have some slimball ruin it all would be a tremendous shame.

2055 days ago


Don't feel sorry for someone who has made bad choices and now is paying for them. It's called life. That's how you learn. She doesn't learn because everybody babies her. There are a lot of people worse off than her and don't have 100 million in the bank. However, her hell is she will never know if anyone likes her for her or likes her for her money.

2055 days ago

for now    

Didn't this character almost drive Britney to suicide?
He seems like one of the most evil men in history.
She is fortunate to be alive today.
However even the worst people deserve their day in court.
He doesn't deserve any sympathy or money.

2055 days ago


I don't know why people would say Britney is the bad one. He was the one using her, he is nothin but a freakin loser. He should not be ssuing her, He needs to get a job and forget about Britney, because sueing is only goin to make things worse. Britney is going to win the case. Britey might have done some stupied things, but it wasn't her faught. It was the people she hung around with that caused her problems. It is also partly Kevin's faught for what happened to her. She is human to,no body is perfect.

2055 days ago
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