Sam Lutfi Sort of Dials Down Anti-Britney Rhetoric, Lawsuit

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Britney Spears' former manager/sidekick/enabler, Osama "Sam" Lutfi, has filed an amended lawsuit against the pop star, toning down the rhetoric from his original complaint but still making the same basic accusations against Team Brit.

Chief among them:

  1. That her mom, Lynne Spears, slandered him.
  2. That her dad, Jamie Spears, assaulted him.
  3. That she owes him a $h!tload of money.

That about covers it.

Acting on behalf of his daughter's conservatorship, Jamie Spears obtained a temporary restraining order against Lutfi in January to keep him out of her life.

On February 3, Sam Lutfi fired back with a lawsuit that included salacious allegations about her parents manipulating and leeching off Britney Spears.

That led to Jamie asking the court to toss out seven pages of Sam Lutfi's complaint, claiming the charges were "calculated attempts to exploit the court system" to make public assertions that have "no factual or legal moorings."

No wonder she can rack up $2.7 million a year in legal fees.

In the fine print, Sam alleges: "Every aspect of [Britney's] life and more importantly, her fortune, has been controlled by her parents," and that losing control of their daughter "posed a serious threat to Jamie and Lynne" and their lifestyles.

Such language was nixed from the updated filing last Thursday, according to Lutfi lawyer Bryan Freedman, to "clarify" his client's accusations against the star.

"We think the amended complaint sets forth our claim in a more clear fashion," Freedman tells E!. "There were certain allegations that we wanted to clean up."

"We felt [the language] provided some real background but we removed it... as far as the legal claims we're seeking, it was irrelevant."

Jamie Spears' attorney, Joel Boxer, could not be reached for comment.

While all this plays out, a judge could decide as soon as tomorrow to make permanent the restraining order against Lutfi and attorney Jon Eardley - a ruling which Freedman said he will appeal should they come out on the wrong side.

Freedman also expressed a desire to bring Spears in from her Circus tour to explain why, if Sam Lutfi was such a nuisance, she didn't file her own restraining order against him before her father took control of her affairs.

"I think if she testified we'd at least understand the truth - whether she truly suffered substantial emotional distress from Sam or whether she was reaching out and he was trying to helped her," the attorney added.

The Spears estate recently requested and obtained a permanent restraining order against Britney's former celebrity gossip photographer and boyfriend, Adnan Ghalib, which will last three years. Adnan is facing unrelated felony assault charges.

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Britney almost died when Sam Lutfi was controlling her life.
Her dad and others saved her life. She could be dead now.
The conservatorship probably is still necessary.
She still needs our prayers.