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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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46.

Jeanenne Tonatore, Orbitz.com    


What do these people do with their money anyway? If I made 10 million, I'd never bother with work again.

Thanks TMZ for publicizing the Prince Harry photos. You're the ones we count on to tell the hole truth.


;)

692 days ago
47.

katy    

I disagree with the fact that if she can do x-factor- she than can testify. When a person has been depressed, an emotional wreck, and not thinking strait ( I know Iv had those times) than you dont know what you were thinking and sometimes cant even remember becase that part of your life was a blur.

690 days ago
48.

yup    

Bro,
You know who this is and I know you read every word about you on the internet.
Go crawl under a rock. See ya in court
D

687 days ago
49.

yup    

WOW BRO,
Just looked at your Twitter profile.
"Falsely accused of doing horrible things and helped save the life of Britney".
You're worse off in the head then I thought. I'd expect after the years of the truth you'd get with the program but your still delusional.
I assisted in getting her out of your life, THAT'S WHAT SAVED HER LIFE. All you did was make her miserable.

687 days ago
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