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Sam Lutfi

Britney OD'd on Amphetamines

The Night She Was 5150'd

10/18/2012 4:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Britney Spears
took a huge amount of amphetamines the night she was strapped to a stretcher and placed on a 5150 hold -- so claims Sam Lutfi's lawyer in the opening statements of his defamation case.

Lutfi's lawyer, Joseph Schleimer, told the jury, on January 28, 2008, Britney had an amphetamine script filled. Schleimer says she took 6 to 8 pills early in the day, and several more later and went off the rails.

Lutfi's lawyer also said he tried to get Britney to meet with a psychiatrist 2 days before she was 5150'd, but Brit refused. 

And there's this ... during Britney's disastrous appearance on the MTV Awards in 2007, Lutfi felt she was such a mess she shouldn't do it, because she was overweight and didn't rehearse, but Britney wouldn't hear it.

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t    

Sam Lufti is a low class pimp who's now out of a job.
Leave her alone you a-hole and concentrate on your own pathetic useless life.

651 days ago
17.

Marty    

I respect her for getting herself back together again.
Keep up the good work and stay clean Britney.

651 days ago
18.

bon    

Not a fan of hers, but she is Not overweight there. She looks good. This guy is a dick anyway. Begone.

651 days ago
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Leave It Alone    

This is absolutely ridiculous. I am not a Brittany Spears fan at all. If you would have told me 12 years ago that I would be defending her one day I would have probably thrown something at you. That being said, I am so tired of TMZ And their pathetic reporting of Spears as well as other celebrities. It's not okay to present this as a fact. This is one sided testimony!

651 days ago
20.

Jim in Cali    

If she OD'd how come her eyes are open when they took her in on the gurney? Lutfi is a clown ass.

651 days ago
21.

Harold    

Not a Britney fan, but ninety percent of American women would kill to have the "overweight" body Britney had at the MTV Awards. Don't believe me? Go to the mall and look around. Or just look at your woman.

651 days ago
22.

LadyN    

OK, and? Everyone on earth knew Britney was off the rails in 2007/2008. This is not a shock. I don't get how this helps Lutfi's case or even comes into play...

651 days ago
23.

Sean    

Didn't we know all this 5 years ago? Why is it news now?

651 days ago
24.

Josie Wails    

Sam Lufti will marry Joe Francis after a heated debate on Nov. 6th and they will get thrown out of Steve Wynns hotel on their brief honeymoon when it is discovered they checked in under the name Mr. and Mrs. Britney Spears.

651 days ago
25.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

As if shaving off your already dead hair will get rid of the evidence. Ever heard of follicles, you ignorant skanky hillbilly?

651 days ago
26.

CrescentMoon    

Ok- you can tell something was not quite right with her during the performance. It wasn't her usual perfection. But she definitely was not overweight, and definitely could not have pulled off performing as well as she did, wearing the heels she did, if she was was messed up as he claims. Her breakdown was what actually made me look up to her more...

651 days ago
27.

Morgan    

Dates from picture and text don't match up...come on TMZ...all those people sitting around and not one fact checker...proof reader...attentive individual...?

651 days ago
28.

Sarah    

STOP! Just STOP! Where's the respect?! This woman has thankfully bounced back. You're making news out of a court hearing and updating every five minutes. It's disgusting! You're just adding more fuel to the fire! STOP IT! LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!

651 days ago
29.

Lee    

Osama needs to eat worms and die!! Such a lying POS! If Brit took drugs, they were supplied by him while he was trying to control her.

651 days ago
30.

Sad sad    

She didn't look into it for that performance but over weight? Far from it. What an idiot that guy is. Omg you gained weight! You shouldn't perform! What a tool.

651 days ago
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