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Lynne Spears

Don't Let Sam Lutfi Say

I Hate Jews

10/17/2012 12:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Britney Spears' mom is afraid Sam Lutfi will paint her an anti-Semite during their imminent trial  -- so she just got an order blocking him from making Jew-hating allegations ... TMZ has learned.

The order stems from Lynne Spears calling Sam Lutfi a "Svengali" in her book -- a name used to describe a person who controls others through deceitful means.

But the word arguably has anti-Semitic roots as well, referring to the "Wandering Jew" character in Christian mythology.

Lynne was afraid Sam -- who is Jewish -- would run with the "Svengali" reference and use it to label her an anti-Semite during the defamation trial -- by calling an expert witness to testify about the anti-Semitic roots of the word.

Lynne filed papers asking the court to block Sam from calling such an expert witness -- and the judge signed off because it's not relevant and ridiculously prejudicial.

The case is currently mired in jury selection.

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KnuckleDragger    

Not to worry, Lynne, there are plenty of us anti-Semites to pick up the slack. *grin*

704 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

....Mom is right!!!!!!!!!!!!!....I would have used the word SNAKE...and he dam near killed her daughter....sleazy as they get that Lufti!..thankgod for her father saving her from him!!!!!!!!!

704 days ago
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Jen    

God I would love to be on this jury.

704 days ago
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Pimpcessa    

Race Card, Religion Card - 1 thing in common.....they both stink and need to be flushed! If that loser went to court saying the word Svengali was anti-semetic, he would probably only harm his own case by picking the fly sh1t out of the pepper!

704 days ago
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Joao    

TMZ, would you like to explain this,referring to the "Wandering Jew" character in CHRISTIAN MYTHOLOGY. It's sh1t like that that is responsible for so many folks hating Jews---after they start connecting the dots. Unfortunately, too many decent Jews are persecuted because Hollywood Jews like Harvey allow his minions to propagate his anti-Christian, pro-gay agenda.

704 days ago
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Tammy    

So what if really she hated Jews? You can love or hate anyone for any reason you want.

704 days ago
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Sheila Shigley    

TMZ is lying again. The word is not anti Jew, TMZ is afraid of freedom of speech.

704 days ago
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tarajb    

Um TMZ what is up with the Christian mythology???? Please explain your self this is crazy. You dont write that after any other religion but you do for this.

704 days ago
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Jordan    

I think if Lynn Spears made that type of refrence in her book, It should be fair game and i do not think the judge has the right to block that comment in this case, It should be a big grounds for apeals for Sam if Lynn wins this judgement.

704 days ago
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tansubh    

A man named OSAMA Lutfi is jewish? That's the craziest thing I ever heard! I thought he was a muslim with a name like that...

704 days ago
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Yup    

It doesn't matter. Lufti's arguement is sh*tney signed a contract with him; he knew she was majorly on drugs & tried to get her off, to no avail. He hasn't thought it through; if she was on drugs, then she's not capable of making rational decisions, which means that so-called contract is null & void; all parties must be lucid for contracts to be legal. Stupid dumbass lufti has just shot down his own arguement, meaning it will be the shortest trial in history...

704 days ago
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Eddie    

Persian Jew — B-I-I-I-I-G difference!!!!!!!!!

704 days ago
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Gretel    

She called him a Svengali and that means she hates Jews? Wow, somebody better tell all the authors and movie writers from decades ago about that. I'm sure they'd want to know that. I call total bullshlt on this story.

704 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

We know you don't hate Jews. You just hate:
Asian people,
Mexicans
Canadians
Middle easterners
All Africans
& midgets

704 days ago
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Chris    

This is total BS...She knew it was a term used to insult Jews. She called him it in her book. So why can't that be used for the trial. She clearly meant it if she is afraid that it will be used against her. It is amazing that anyone goes to jail in Cal. Oh that's right if you are a so called celebrity you get the easy road, but if you don't have the name or the cash you go to jail or pay the amount your sued for.

704 days ago
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