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Britney Spears Trial

Lutfi Claims Amphetamines

At Root of Brit's Craziness

10/18/2012 2:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The "Britney Spears" trial has officially begun, and right out the gate Sam Lutfi's lawyer told the jury ...  "She liked to use amphetamines.  Most everything that went wrong was because of this drug."

Sam's lawyer, Joseph Schleimer, admitted in opening statements ... Sam used Adderall (an amphetamine) for ADD, but he was adamant, Sam never gave her the drug.

And Schleimer claimed, Sam repeatedly told Britney she needed to get off drugs, to no avail.  Schleimer says Sam wanted to bring a new team in -- he called it "the varsity team" -- to help save her.

And Schleimer says in an attempt to clean Brit's house of drugs, he brought in a drug-sniffing dog and found a baggie of crystal meth.

Schleimer also said Britney's dad Jamie Spears attacked Sam while Sam was working for Britney, punching Sam and knocking the wind out of him.

As for Sam's managerial role with Britney -- Schleimer says Britney approached HIM to be her manager, offering 15% of her total earnings ... $800,000 a month when she wasn't on tour, and MILLIONS when she was.

Schleimer also gives Sam credit for hooking Britney up with her fiance Jason Trawick -- claiming he introduced the two at Jason's Halloween party in 2007.

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16.

Phreaky    

*HOW great Sam...

704 days ago
17.

LittleBIt    

Typical low-class TMZ giving this snake-in-the-grass ANY time on this site. He was the low-life trying to ruin a troubled Britney who we thankfully have back to her old self now. F U Lutfi - it was what it was and YOU were a HUGE problem and controller in her life trying to get your grubby mitts on her money. Yeah she was doing drugs . . . DUH!!! Who hasnt, but shes back on her game now and shes going to be fine. Hope somebody blows your brains out you sleaze bag. You are LOW-CLASS TMZ - TOTALLY LOW-CLASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

704 days ago
18.

adelle    

She is bi-polar and it is well established that many bi-polars self-medicate, she may have been using drugs but mental illness will make you do this...so what is he trying to prove? Yeah, she's bipolar and like many bipolars, she has gone through a phase where she self-medicated, many do, big deal. Many bi-polars never stop self-medicating even after they become aware of their bipolar. It is difficult for them to stay away.

704 days ago
19.

Mary    

If she were hooked on amphetamines, adderall, wouldn't she be skinny and not fat? That doesn't make sense.

704 days ago
20.

b    

It makes since granted Brittney fans might not want to admit She was on meth acting crazy and cut her hair to hide it and her family ruined her manger rep Shes too into herself image she let the media ruin a good manger reputation Im sorry you dont get 800 thousand a month unless you good at what you do hiding that the pop queen was a met addict had to be hard

704 days ago
21.

Danny    

I hope they destroy him in this trail, and he gets locked up.

704 days ago
22.

LadyN    

Does he have proof of a drug sniffing dog and its findings? I mean, you don't just rent those kind of dogs out from some agency. They'e police dogs and when they find drugs, the person is arrested,. With paps watching Britney's every move, they wouldn't have seen a pack of drug sniffing dogs and their owners going into her house (although she never stayed at her own house, always hotels). This is so dumb. And if she was on drugs, then she certainly can't be held culpable for any contract she signed. She was clearly not of sound mind. How can Sam possibly win this case?

704 days ago
23.

Yup    

They should stop referring to her as "Britney" and start referring to her as the "braindead lip synching dingbat".


As for Sam Lufti, this is all window dressing. The key question is, when did britney sign any do***ents with him? He's already proven, through his testimony, that sh*tney was in a drug induced state; she wasn't competent to make any decisions, legal or otherwise. Guess what? Trial will be over very soon, and he's going to lose due to his own big mouth...

704 days ago
24.

Don Martin    

Never mix and air headed bimbo with amphetamines.

704 days ago
25.

Raejean    

This has a certain crazy ring of truth to it.

704 days ago
26.

jen    

It's funny how Lufti says he wanted to get Britney clean from drugs but yet it wasn't until her parents got her away from Lufti that she got better. lol Who does this nut think he's fooling?

704 days ago
27.

Kingces    

People owned this fa.ggot moron i hope he get destroyed and a difimation claim is al so persuded

704 days ago
28.

Who is the parent    

She met Jason in 2007 by way of Sam? I remember a pic when she was preggers w/ last kid of she and Jason. This whole time line story seems off

704 days ago
29.

slide224    

He is a loser...If anything I would almost diagnose Brit as having a baby and another baby within 2 years year...postpardom depression freak out!!!

704 days ago
30.

trose44    

Wow this guys if ****ing delusional, he truly needs to crawl back under the rock that he slithered from UGH

703 days ago
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