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Britney Spears

If She Can Do 'X Factor'

... She Can Testify

8/31/2012 5:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0831-britney-spears-xfactor-tmzIf Britney Spears can pull in $15 million to judge "X Factor" ... she sure as hell is competent enough to testify in court . . . this according to her self-proclaimed ex-manager Sam Lutfi.

If you recall ... Lutfi filed a massive lawsuit against the Spears family in 2009 -- suing for a whole mess of things, including defamation and unpaid management fees. For the record, Britney has denied Lutfi ever managed her.

Now, Lutfi wants Britney's testimony -- filing papers in L.A. County Superior Court yesterday, asking a judge to order Britney's conservators to make her available as a witness in the case.

Lutfi wants to grill Britney about alleged defamatory statements her parents made about Lutfi -- including that he drugged her and cut her phone wires to keep her away from her family. He also wants to ask Brit questions about an alleged management contract that guarantees him a cut of her fortune.

According to the filing, Britney's conservators have argued she is not mentally competent to testify as a witness -- so Lutfi included a DVD of Britney on "X Factor" in order to prove that's not the case.

Lutfi claims the "X Factor" footage shows Britney is lucid, articulate, and competent at the judges' table and therefore perfectly capable of being a witness.

A hearing is scheduled for September 25. A judge has yet to rule.

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16.

ummm?!    

The only thing he "managed" was to publicly put on her display during her mental and emotional downward spiral. He was her nightmare from He!!.

690 days ago
17.

Pinky Swayerz    

Give it up, fool. You're not getting a penny. Besides, she'll just say she doesn't remember anything.

690 days ago
18.

amazinglybored    

God that guy is s*** and shameless. Being a judge on a damn talent/reality show isn't a sign of being mentally competent, it's a sign of people being willing to put up with your issues.

690 days ago
19.

bring back recent posts    

.......this Lufti is one bad dude...I am sure lawyers will knock his punch out with this latest request...THANKGOD FOR BRIT'S DAD RESCUING HERE FROM HIM!!!!!!!!

690 days ago
20.

Lindsay Lohan Fan Forever    

Go away you loser.
X factor and proving for her sons is more important than demented invdividuals like you!

690 days ago
21.

A1Commenter    

He's right. This conservatorship is BS. She is capable of giving testimony, she should be forced to testify. Otherwise, she shouldn't even be able to see her kids or have custody if she is that incompetent.

690 days ago
22.

Areader    

Sam Lutfi is an a_ _ hole!

690 days ago
23.

backfire    

The guy is pathetic and desperate.

690 days ago
24.

BB not bb    

He seems like a parasite. He says he cared about her when no one else did, but now he is suing her for work that he never did. He just wants a cut of her fortune. I think he had mental control over her and if he gets her on the stand, he can make her get confused and say what he wants, or at least he hopes so.


The first thing her father did when he took over was run this guy off. That seems to have made Britney able to return to her old self. I think Sam may just be out to ruin Britney.


All of his good intentions seem to have bad results.

690 days ago
25.

dee    

Its funny seeing people defend Britney then go on to the other stories and post vile things about other celebrities- some of whom suffer from Depression and mental illness in private.

690 days ago
26.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

Sam "Lefty" needs to crawl back under his rock. Defamation of character, really??? All anyone has to do is take one look at his pictures to see that he's a shady guy. If memory serves me correct, I think he admitted to giving Brit Brit a drug "****tail" because she needed it. During the time that he was with him was when she first started showing signs of instability. After her dad took conservatorship over her, she calmed down. This guy was bad news for her, and he just wants to continue the harassment. Leave the girl and her family alone!!!

690 days ago
27.

nof    

"The-Thing-That-Wouldn't-Leave-2."


The Sequel.


Lufti instead of Belushi.

690 days ago
28.

nof    

Dude, my checkbook's open.


How much will it take.

690 days ago
29.

nof    

My best Lufti offer:


A-million-six but you hafta move to Maine.

690 days ago
30.

nof    

Lufti's best pals with the security guard -


Brit just gave 100 dollars to.


Lufti wants five times that -

690 days ago
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