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Britney Spears Trial: Lutfi Breaks Down

October 25, 2012 01:00 PM by Donna W. Martin

Past skeletons are coming out of the closet for X Factor judge, Britney Spears as a nasty court battle between Sam Lufti and Britney and her parents, Lynne and Jaime Spears heats up. With emotions running high, it was just a matter of time before someone broke down on the stand.

Britney’s former manager, Sam Lufti is suing Britney for 15 percent of the income she earned during the eight months he was her manager, which totals in the hundreds of thousands. And her mother, Lynne Spears for defamation and father, Jaime Spears for assault.

According to People, the incident in question happened on the night of January 28, 2008 while Britney was having a mental breakdown. In the midst of the chaos, Britney’s then manager, Lufti and her father, Jaime squabbled over which one of them had Britney’s best interests in mind, and who was actually trying to protect her. Lufti testified about Jaime saying, “He was spitting, shouting and angry, saying I’d better leave Britney alone or he’d beat the h*ll out of me.”

Britney’s security guards then removed Jaime from the house but he supposedly returned the next morning. Lufti said, “He came in, started yelling at me, accusing me that I was abusing his wife [Lynne], cornered me in the kitchen, punched me in the [chest], and threatened to kill me.”

Lufti took the stand on Wednesday and broke down several times while testifying about Lynne Spears’ book. In the book, Lynne refers to Lufti as being a ‘Svengali’ and accuses him of drugging Britney, which resulted in a “huge spike in death threats, mainly from Britney’s fans.” Lufti said the threats caused him to feel “depressed, anxious, and suicidal.”

What do you think of the Britney Spears trial so far? Do you think Lufti was a caring manager who was trying to help Britney? Or do you think he was part of the problem and helped contribute to her negative mental state? Do you think Lufti should be awarded any money? Post a comment and let us know how you feel.

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10 Responses to “Britney Spears Trial: Lutfi Breaks Down”

  1. Rahul Says:
    November 19th, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Britney rocks

  2. Britney Says:
    February 10th, 2013 at 11:20 am

    May be…but Britney has went terrible.

  3. Britney Spears Says:
    February 10th, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Hey, its Lufti and not Lutfi. Check your article’s heading.

  4. Prateek Says:
    March 26th, 2013 at 4:35 am

    Yes, its Lufti and Lutfi. By the way, she rocks.

  5. roshni Says:
    May 28th, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Britney, I just lover her !!

  6. KBC Says:
    September 1st, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Britney, I just love her.

  7. Payal Bansal Says:
    September 28th, 2013 at 5:06 am

    Britney is Super Awesome !!

  8. NickH Says:
    December 18th, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Why does Britney always appear in the news, she is old news :P I think we need to start talking about Miley and her wrecking ball.. haha.

  9. Amy Says:
    March 10th, 2014 at 5:35 am

    A celebrity actually spends time looking at newspapers for themselves. If they don’t see articles they get upset, it’s all about keeping yourself in the news!

  10. John Smith Says:
    April 27th, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Despite all her issues, she is now on the right path I think


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