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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

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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i don't hear her denying she's an anti-semite. it certainly wouldn't surprise me if she were. that has to be one of the most ignorant families i have heard interviewed.

682 days ago

Bill Leslie    

The ****ney family is nuts but I can not believe that a judge is letting that a*hole Lufti waste taxpayer time and money on such a frivolous lawsuit - its simply shameful

682 days ago


I thought he was muslim?

682 days ago


oussama lufti is not jewish he s muslim !

682 days ago


sam is jewish? and i'm marie of roumania.

682 days ago


it is your right to hate anyone you want. But you can't hate on the Jews and then want to live and work in Hollyweird. This is like some Jews saying they hate Hitler and then walk outside and get into a German made BMW or Audi R8.

682 days ago


The definition of "svengali" is: a person who exercises a controlling or mesmeric influence on another, esp. for a sinister purpose.

I don't see anything in the definition that denotes anti-Semitic roots.

He's desperate.

682 days ago


Charge this svengali with extortion too.

682 days ago


No court would reasonably interpret "Svengali" to be anti-Semitic - you know this, Harvey. It's used often enough in everyday speech as a generic term for _anyone_ who controls through deceit that no such connection would be reasonable.

681 days ago

Diamond Goddess!    

Who the H would know of any Semitic connotation to the word, "Svengali"?!
It's appropriate that Lynne used it however, because they are ALL "Svengali-in'" that poor puppet Brit.
They are ALL feeding off of her Light, and now she's too crazy and drugged-up to stop it.
She's painful to watch on "X Factor"!

681 days ago


how Lynne Spears describe. Sam Lufti is his words against hers come on Sam lufti does not work for Lynne Spears he works for Britney does she working for people to help her is okay for Lynne Spears to protect Britney and loving her why is she afraid of him for this is not about religion and being anti-Semites or Jewish they are people too working with someone's daughter like Britney is her business not her mother's.

681 days ago


From the article it seems like she is making this action based on what she assumes he will do. There is nothing in there about what he is actually planning to do. She is just taking precaution based on what she knows on her end. Eh. Wait a minute, why are either of these people relevant?

681 days ago

BB not bb    

I never knew Svengali meant a Jew. I wonder if Sam even knew that or cared. Maybe Lynn is just trying to out him as a Jew? I didn't know he was Jewish. He looks Middle Eastern, which could be many things.

What I think he was is a drug pusher who preys on stars. He was slipping his product in her food and putting her down and making her dependant on him. He says he wants to protect her from her family and their psych meds, but he is not a very good friend either.

He has a history of messing up stars with drugs. That throws his guardian angel theory out the window. One bad friend can ruin your life. He seems like that type. He got to Britney at a low point in her life when she just escaped from Kevin and his mental abuse. She was alone and defeated and in walked Sam to save the day.

681 days ago

BB not bb    

Where is the evidence that Sam is even Jewish? Then what in the world does a character in a book have to do with hating Jews? Anyone can be a Svengali, not just a Jew. I didn't even know Svengali was a Jew.

I think the whole thing sounds very irrelevant and a waste of the court's time. God forbid she called him a Jew? Is that because he is a Muslim? I don't even get this at all.

681 days ago

BB not bb    

Sam does not look or act Jewish from what I see. I never knew Wandering Jew was a bad thing either. I thought it just meant homeless Jews kicked out of Isreal. Wikipedia makes it sound like it is a character similar to satan.

How this has to do with Svengali just for the character being Jewish is a stretch. One Jewish scholar made the comparison. Who would even know unless they researched it?

When I looked up the name Lutfi, I found a Syrian doctor and a prisoner of Guantannamo. How is this even a Jewish name? When did Sam ever claim to be a Jew?

681 days ago
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