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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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76.

Elizabeth    

The Lufti guy is a s***bag. We all knew Britney was strung out on drugs- very old news.

Lufti- needs to get a life, instead of being a publicity whore and feeding off of Britney's success,. by re hashing dead news from years ago!!

548 days ago
77.

Jenny    

Peice of *&&**! We ALL know something was wrong with her that night... DUH! Why the *(*( is this guy talking all this **** now .... i knew he'd come back at some point to milk this. What happened to her was sad... she was young at the time and unlike a lot of celebs in these situations, she wanted to get out of it and is trying and seems legitimately traumatized by it all. Sucks that this POS had to come out of his rat hole!

548 days ago
78.

SARAH BROWN    

DONT F WITH BRIT SHE'S A SURVIVOR LIKE US IDIOT TRYIN TO CAPITALIZE ON GETTIN HER HIGH SMH BE ASHAMED OF YOSELF

548 days ago
79.

G    

Well, he said she did not practice the routine. It is obvious that she did practice, atleast a little bit. She had just had 2 kids, so yes, she did have a little extra weight. Give the girl a break!!!!!!!

548 days ago
80.

tami     

shame on you TMZ put that sleeze bag back in the bag he so belongs , andlet britt get on with her good life she has know , really your almost as bad as sam ,why why do you find it so compelling to bring up the past when shes doing so good , ?? I am not going to watch you anymore rather do perez it least he knew when to stop and did just that ,WOW you so suck

548 days ago
81.

Robert    

What we need here is a good point of view from a competent Gay constitutional law attorney that has mad litigious skills. What you say Harv????

548 days ago
82.

tami     

WOW you guys really did it tis time , why the F would you give that sleeze bag one second of anyones time , Britts is ding so great why would you take that from her ? WOW when you stoop to the low low you did it this time . Sam is the worst scam puss bag ever ,thank god for Britts Family she has been doing so well and then you have to post a video of her past with the slime bag and hes story, ya right sam ,your the spawn of the pawn sum that pray upon the s*** hope one day your flipping s*** ass rots with all the s*** you have layed upon those that trusted you and all you did was ruin everthing good in them , shame on you TMZ on this one

548 days ago
83.

Larry    

Honestly...does ANYONE on planet earth even care?

548 days ago
84.

Danielle123    

I'm confused as to why only on TMZ, the women are the victims? Brit was the one strung out on drugs and now it's 'Omg, he took advantage of her' Um, maybe she shouldn't have been doing meth and she would've been able to think straight and care for her children properly. Just saying. It's a good thing however that she is doing great now, but some people that comment here need to hang up the 'Poor Woman' stuff because its pretty much ridiculous.

548 days ago
85.

seamus     

Just watched this video again. It was a bad as I remember. The look on 50 cent's face says it all. Britney couldn't even pull off lip synching. What a mess.

548 days ago
86.

Colleen    

I can't believe this man is still trying to get money from this family. Britney seems to be doing fine and surely doesn't need the past hashed up. Hat's off to Jamie and Lynn Spears for stepping in and saving their daughter. If only Lindsay had parents that could work together to help her. You might see a big change just like Britney.
Congrats Britney for coming out on top.

548 days ago
87.

dave    

overweight? bull****. she is sexy as they ***. always loved her looks and voice.

548 days ago
88.

ragu4u    

Did they actually give her a paycheck for that "lackluster" , "do-nothing" performance? I sure hope not!

548 days ago
89.

vrich    

I dont like Britney Spears at all! I think she is a very poor role model for young girls, when they use to look up to her. BUT.....in HER defense, Sam Lufti said, "he warned her not to do the VMA's because she was a mess and OVERWEIGHT???" Did he REALLY say, "OVERWEIGHT"?? Are you kidding me? This mans ignorance is off the charts. Please tell me again TMZ, why do you print anything this man says?? he is important, WHY??

548 days ago
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bas1979    

I'm pretty sure, actually 100% SURE, that the girl was driven to the brink of suicide a la Marilyn Monroe for having 80 cars follow her into bathrooms, climbing into her mega-millions security-system-secured homes, and allowing people like TMZ readers to believe anything and everything read about her and she got fed up. Has she EVER been seen with even a glass of wine?? Has she EVER done ANYTHING illegal, other than driving over the foot of a photographer who stepped in FRONT of her tire? The answer would be 'no'. She is NOT that interesting, she is NOT that special, except when the lights and the makeup and the machine is turned on, which I love. Forgive her for being a normal person who doesn't (or at least didn't THEN) realize that she would be stalked 24/7 to entertain YOU people. Go on Youtube and watch this VMAs performance alongside the rehearsal with her stand-in. It's about 98% identical. She didn't rehearse? She didn't know what she was doing? The tape proves you wrong. Was she petrified? Was she trying WAY too hard to be sexy because that's what we've built her up to be, even though she's NEVER sold "sex" (no, she hasn't, it's all projection)? YES. She fell for the fake image of her that WE created and THAT'S the mess we saw. I'm glad she's doing so well now and is happy and looking super fine again. PS- what "comeback"? Even during this period you guys seem to love jerking off to that ended YEARS AGO her albums and singles still broke records, topped the charts, and dominated the airwaves. Sell-out world tours, #1 singles, over and over and over, even with all this garbage. What more do you people want?

548 days ago
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