Wow. Sam Lutfi may be even shadier than thought, and that's saying a lot, considering that's pretty much the only calling card of this bad seed.
Britney Spears's hairstylist testified in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday that Lutfi - the singer's shady, evil, manipulative former manager - was harassing her with calls and text messages over a period of three weeks in December.
"Someone kept calling me from a private number ... he said his name was Sam," Roberta Romero stated Wednesday. "He wanted information about Britney Spears. He said he was on her side. I told him, 'Leave me alone, stop calling me.'"
Lutfi allegedly sent Romero a series of 11 texts within a four day period, saying things like, "Please relay the truth to her. I did not do this to her," apparently referring to her father Jamie Spears' indefinite control over the singer.
This file photo shows what was a hauntingly familiar scene in 2007.
Sam Lutfi also allegedly sent the following text to Romero: "I've done everything I can to free her from this. Very close to getting her free now."
On another occasion he allegedly wrote: "I went to court to free her."
Romero says she repeatedly told Lutfi to leave her alone via text.The hearing was held to determine whether to uphold a restraining order, filed by Britney's father, against Lutfi and ex-boyfriend Adnan Ghalib.
After three hours of proceedings, the restraining order was extended to March 18, with the case to resume April 1 to hear more witnesses.
Romero testified about an evening on December 27 when she and Britney went to watch Brad Pitt's new movie, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Sam Lutfi had been sending text messages to Romero that evening, and later, the two women texted back, "Leave me the [expletive] alone."
At some point that evening, Lutfi sent yet another text to Romero, asking "Can you wish her a Merry Christmas for me?" At 2 a.m., the women sought help from the singer's bodyguard, Itamar Gelbman, who also testified in court.
"[Britney Spears] complained Sam was texting her, and that she's scared," Gelbman said in court. "She asked for more patrols [around the house]."
"She wanted me to do more, to make sure everything was locked. She couldn't fall asleep because of [Sam's texts to Romero]. She told me to make him stop."
Gelbman says he called Lutfi and told him to leave the women alone.
Lawyers for Jamie Spears said Lutfi had been subpoenaed on Tuesday night for cross-examination in court. The process server taped a notice to appear on his car windshield, they said, but Lutfi (stunningly) failed to show up in court.
His attorney, Bryan Freedman, claimed that Lutfi wasn't properly served, and has denied repeatedly that his client has been harassing the singer.
When a process server approached Adnan, meanwhile, he was allegedly struck by Ghalib's Mercedes, breaking his wrist. Adnan was arrested for this.
Jamie Spears is desperately trying to rid Britney's life of these two.