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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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31.

Everyones~A~Star    

No one loves Lufti. She was nuts...if she signed anything the whole world remembers she was bald and off her rocker.

720 days ago
32.

kitnplayn    

And now you know why Britney is under a conservatorship, because they want to claim that Britney cannot be held to contracts that she signed due to mental illness. That's how you get rid of a contract with a con like Lufti that he acquired while he was alienating and manipultating her. Hey Lufti...you can't claim defamation of character when you have NO character!

720 days ago
33.

whateva    

Sheesh this creep just doesn't give up, what is this idiot's problem

720 days ago
34.

FMB    

Sam Lufti is truly a Demon. A life-sucking, career-ending, psychotic-episode-inducing MONSTER. He DID supply BritBrit with all kinds of drugs, illegal Rx drugs to F#CK her up and take advantage of her by forcing her to sign this so called management deal with the devil while she was under duress. ANY judge will take one look at Sam Lufti and throw his lawsuit out - the man exudes sliminess and deceit without even saying a word.

720 days ago
35.

tamara    

You can be sure Britney won't even know about this Lufti nonsense because they're protecting her very closely.
lovelovelove Britney!

720 days ago
36.

bb    

While I believe Brit has a very real mental illness I've often wondered about the same thing (much as I hate to give Osama Bin Lufti any credit). Could it be that Britney is able to make her own decisions most of the time but the conservatorship is in place as a precautionary measure in case she has a psychotic episode?

720 days ago
37.

Straight Talkin Texan    

I think Lufti is right. Brit should testify.

720 days ago
38.

barney    

As big a piece of CRAP lutfi is i agree with him.As much as i Love Britney this Conservatorship has becom a Joke.She needed it when it was first put in place but has since gotten better (Proven by the facts went on a World Tour.put out a Album and becoming a judge o XFactor.)All it is now is a way for her Dad and Attorneys to legally steal her money.Her Dad started out doing the right thing but now he does not want to loose the power he has.If this will put an end to the Conservatorship and give Britney back her freedom I'm 100% for Lufti qinning this round.

720 days ago
39.

SheisHot    

I wish she would just do me!

720 days ago
40.

Sue    

Britney could never legally testify in her current condition. Yet, something is so wrong with her working. She has always loved attention and her family loves her money. However, she is a shell of a person and personally I don't like seeing her when she is so mentally Ill. There is something very wrong about it.

720 days ago
41.

dd    

OOOHHHH ...IS THAT WHY SHE IS PLAYING THE PART LIKE SHE IS SICK.....SOOO HE WONT TAKE SOME OF HER MONEY...GOT ME THINKING...

720 days ago
42.

Moonbeam    

But she wasn't so articulate, lucid and competent during the time in question, so she may not remember it well enough testify. It is quite likely, if what I read is true, and she was in no condition to enter into a binding contract and was possibly coerced. It will be interesting to see what the judge says. Taking her back to that time through testimony may also exacerbate her condition from which she is trying to recover.

720 days ago
43.

Bellaca    

She's brain dead, true, but if they can feed her enough drugs to keep her clear for X-factor, then the same can be done for the courtroom.

720 days ago
44.

Yup    

As much as I think sam lufti is a grifting sc*mbag, he has a point. If sh*tney can do X factor,she can testify. Her idiot handlers blew it; cat's out of the bag...

720 days ago
45.

Ashley     

They both need to go away

720 days ago
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