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Jamie Spears

Good Riddance,

Sam Lutfi!!!

11/2/2012 12:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Britney Spears
' father Jamie is THRILLED after beating Brit's ex-manager Sam Lutfi in court -- but tells TMZ, the victory is bittersweet.

We just spoke to Jamie on the phone, and he tells us, he's pleased the judge tossed out Sam's defamation lawsuit against the Spears family -- before it went to jury -- but he expressed disappointment at not being able to take the stand and tell the "real" story. 

Jamie says it was painful to relive the darkest days of Britney's life -- when he thought Britney might actually die -- but no one took it harder than Brit's mom Lynne.

Jamie says Britney hasn't spoken to Lutfi in four or five years.

As we reported, an L.A. judge dismissed Lutfi's lawsuit against the Spears family yesterday for lack of evidence -- a lawsuit in which Lutfi claimed the Spears family defamed him, physically attacked him, and breached a management contract he had with Britney. 

As for Britney's conservatorship -- Jamie says he DOES foresee an end, but he's not sure when exactly.

And when it comes to "X Factor" -- Jamie says his daughter got off to a rough start because of nerves ... but she's gotten better and better every week.

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DaveT    

Haha wow does this headline win an award for biggest boldest letters?

688 days ago
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really! really?    

Mr. Spears sounds like a wonderful father. Down to Earth, patient, well-spoken and totally supportive of his daughter. Great to hear about good guys for a change.

688 days ago
3.

Canadasux    

I agree with Mr. Spears. Good riddance, DIRTBAG!

688 days ago
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CLINT    

TMZ - will you do us a favor and never report on this Lufti goofball again now that this case is over? Please!!

688 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

A rough start on X-factor???... So she had a hard time reading the teleprompter at first? Oh yeah I'm sure that can be rather difficult.

688 days ago
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Shermerboingo    

Rough start making a million bucks an episode for judging on x-factor.

688 days ago
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Melissa1987    

why does tmz keep calling sam her x-manager? He was never her manager.

688 days ago
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lady    

Very happy to hear this. Britney is so lucky to have great parents that swooped in when needed and got the s*** out of her life. She has done very well since 2007 and think she will be just fine in her future. She is doing an awesome job on the X factor. I do agree she was nervous at first but she is now finding her own words and doing great. Alot more relaxed. Very happy for this family.

688 days ago
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Lisa    

And when it comes to "X Factor" -- Jamie says his daughter got off to a rough start because of nerves.....What is she nervous about? She's the most powerful and richest person in that room. She better shape up. Now Demi has taken her chair next to Simon.

688 days ago
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Ms anthony    

Very happy to get that creep out of her life once and for all. All he was after was money.
As far as brittany on the x factor, must agree with mr spears as brit has always been shy when not performing, but she has been doing a great job now thats she is used to it. Hope she comes back next season.

688 days ago
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Jean    

Britney's dad is kind of a bad-ass.

688 days ago
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Sally    

I agree - bye bye. Better luck on your next get rich scheme. Glad you lost on this one Lufti.

688 days ago
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Laura    

I'm happy for Britney and for her parents. Lufti is such a low life, nobody could defame him. He needs to get a job and move on.

688 days ago
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lynne    

Britney Spears is lucky to have these parents who are doing whatever they can to keep their daughter healthy and safe, and her career on-track. They are not seeking attention for themselves or airing any of the family's dirty linen for all to see. Britney, if only Lindsay and MacAuley and countless others had had parents like yours. Perhaps they would be safe now and their talent left to shine brightly.

688 days ago
15.

NOT ELMO    

britney is prettier than him...

687 days ago
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