Sam Lutfi, Amanda Bynes' friend and Britney Spears' former "manager," is defending his "work" with the stars in a bizarre open letter that has Spears' camp on high alert.
Lutfi writes on XOJane (dot) com that so many of the things written about his relationships with troubled celebrities like those two are mere misconceptions.
“I’ve worked in Hollywood for a long time," says Lutfi, who was instrumental in getting Amanda Bynes placed under a 5150 hold earlier this month.
"I am a problem solver, and I care about helping people get out of what may seem like some of their more difficult places in life," writes the mysterious character.
"Over the years these experiences have led me to see what happens when too much fame and too much money can sometimes get the best of celebrities."
This, Sam Lutfi says, is "why you have seen me associated with some of the more famous celebrities when they are in their most trying hours."