Where art thou, Sam Lutfi?
Rumor has it that the seedy puppet master is hiding out somewhere in L.A. in an effort to avoid getting served with a court-issued restraining order - one that will formally block his access to Britney Spears.
And Britney Spears' money.
Of course, Sam is not so far underground that he can't play spin doctor, contacting E! News and defend his "good" name against allegations from Lynne Spears.
The restraining order against Lutfi was issued after testimony from Brit's mom that Spears' oddball confidant drugged and mentally abused her.
"I'm not worried about what [Lynne Spears] is saying," Britney's self-proclaimed manager declared via pay phone from an undisclosed location.
No way, Sam Lutfi claims, did he ever do anything such as:
- Cut Britney's phone lines
- Hide her cell phones and chargers
- Hide, then miraculously "find" Britney's dog London
- Tell her she'd never see her sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James, ever again unless she followed his commands
- Try to convince her Adnan Ghalib is gay
"It's not true," Sam asserts.
Sam did cop to one of Lynne Spears' accusations in pushing pills on Brit: "These pills were working wonders â€" they are miracle pills," he said.
Still, Osama failed to fess up the exact prescription description, which allegedly helped Britney's strange and repeated mood swings.
He also neglected to mention to E! News when exactly Britney's period of "sane" behavior occurred ... we certainly weren't aware of it.
Sam Lutfi also reportedly hired "crisis manager" and PR guru Michael Sands to help repair his public image. This is quite ironic in that Sands was just hired by Mark Vincent Kaplan, K-Fed's laywer, to dig up dirt on ... Sam.