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Remember Sam Lutfi? No?

Well, he's the shady, worthless individual who was "managing" Britney Spears when she went off the rails, and apparently the leech still wants a cut.

Now recovered and (mostly) happy, she will have to undergo a psychiatric examination if her former manager gets his way in court, where Sam is suing Britney and her parents for wrongful termination, breach of contract and defamation.

Put Yer Hands Up

While frivolous, the lawsuit underscores how fragile Britney still is mentally.

So far, he has been unable to get the singer to sit for a deposition because, her attorneys have argued, she is "not competent" to testify in court.

Britney and the Estate of Britney Spears have been under a court approved conservatorship since February, 2008, following her public meltdown.

For all practical purposes, she is legally a child. Sad, but necessary.

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Didn't see this one coming. Sources in Lindsay Lohan's camp say the person stalking her is none other than Sam Lutfi, Britney Spears' former "manager."

The stalker believed to be Sam has been harassing Lindsay Lohan through text messages and voicemail messages. We had no idea they were acquainted.

It's possible Lindsay didn't either.

  • Sam Lutfi, Britney Spears' Friend
  • On the Down Lo

Sam Lutfi is apparently still around ... and hounding Lindsay!

LiLo has been receiving ominous messages from someone who claims to be watching her. The Betty Ford Clinic is moving her to a more secure location.

Sam Lutfi was Spears' sole confidant just before she was placed on 5150 psychiatric hold. Britney's family believed Lutfi was enabling and drugging her.

Britney's conservators eventually obtained a restraining order against Lutfi, but he's recently been in close contact with none other than Michael Lohan.

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Remember Sam Lutfi? Britney Spears' former "manager" and "friend" who is no longer allowed near her by law? We'll, she's not the only one to seek protection.

A permanent restraining order has been slapped against Britney's ex-associate, this time by Samuel Barth. Sam Lutfi can't contact Barth or anyone close to him.

It all went downhill when the two started living together.

Sam Lutfi: The face of pure evil.

"Mr. Lutfi began to insist my mother was 'evil,' and my family relationships unhealthy. Mr. Lutfi made a concerted effort to turn my sister against our mother, incessantly calling, emailing, and texting about our 'unhealthy' family life," Barth said.

Lutfi also allegedly hacked into Barth's Twitter and Facebook and gained access to his mother Deborah's email. Deborah states in a sworn declaration, "I have never actually met Mr. Osama Lutfi and have no desire to have any contact with him."

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By cutting him off, that is.

Sam Lutfi has filed legal papers in his defamation lawsuit against Britney Spears and her parents, Jamie and Lynn, claiming they have ruined "his life."

Lynne Spears' book, Through The Storm, about her famous daughter is a pack of lies, Sam Lutfi says, especially the part in which she says Sam told Lynne he was secretly grinding up pills and putting them in Britney Spears' food in 2007.

As a result of the book, "I am constantly in fear for my life," Sam Lutfi says in his lawsuit, not embellishing at all. Does anyone care about him in the least?

He says he was "harassed and cajoled by the public." Does that mean us? If so, sorry Sam. We wouldn't harass you if you weren't sponging off our girl.

Also, wasn't Sam "cajoled" long before Lynne's book was published? Whatever.

Evil Lurks Behind Her

THE LEECH: Sam Lutfi lurks behind Britney in this file photo from early 2008, around the time two breakdowns landed her in the hospital. [Photos: Fame Pictures]

Lutfi trotted out his own cast of character witnesses in the new legal docs - notably the infamous Adnan Ghalib - currently being prosecuted for felony battery.

Adnan wrote a declaration, claiming that Lynne Spears' assertions that Sam was effectively holding Britney Spears hostage during her dark times were false.

Call us crazy, and we are by no means legal experts, but if Adnan Ghalib is on your character witness list, you might as well throw in the towel now.

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The Britney Spears conservatorship - since she can't file anything herself of course - has filed a response to ex-leech Sam Lutfi's lawsuit against her.

In a four-page document filed last week, Brit's camp, headed by her dad Jamie Spears and an aptly-named lawyer, Andrew Wallet, shoots down Lutfi's claims.

One by one, they put the bag of ass in his place, starting with Lutfi's top beef - that he is supposedly owed some serious cash for being Britney's manager.

But in court documents, Britney's handlers claim the oral contract between them is void because Sam "made false promises" in order to get her to agree to it.

Lutfi's days at the helm of Britney's career are thankfully over.

That wouldn't surprise us one bit. Also, Jamie Spears, Britney's dad, has already filed a response to the claims of assault filed against him by Sam Lutfi.

The Evil One's attorney remained confident he would prevail.

"I was hardly shocked that they didn't agree with our position," Bryan Freedman told E! News. "But I think there is ample evidence of this contract. There are writings that indicate the same. At the end of the day there won't be much dispute about this."

Brit's camp wants Lutfi to pay its legal fees as well. Stay tuned.

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Sam Lutfi is learning a hard lesson:

You do not f*%k with the conservatorship!

Brit and Sons

The former enabler and quote-unquote manager of Britney Spears has been battling her legal team since being banished from her life – and losing, hard.

First, he was slapped with a three-year restraining order last month. Now, his wallet may be taking a hit next as Britney's attorneys go for the jugular.

Lawyers for the singer asked a Los Angeles court Friday to order Sam Lutfi to pay $123,142 to cover her legal fees for the restraining order battle.

WHAT A LEECH: Sam Lutfi stayed close to his meal ticket before her father and his team of high-powered attorneys made sure he legally couldn't any longer.

In addition, her lawyers are seeking $129,922 from Jon Eardley, an attorney who has challenged Jamie Spears' control over his daughter. Eardley claimed Britney contacted him first, which Lutfi also maintained in his restraining order case.

The attorneys want another $72,292 from her ex-boyfriend Adnan Ghalib, too. Both Eardley and Ghalib were also ordered to stay away from the pop star.

A judge has yet to sign off on the request, but we suspect it will happen soon.

You do not mess with the Bank of Britney Spears and its team of lawyers.

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While Britney Spears is busy getting accosted by drunk fans on her Circus tour, a couple of her former clowns are starring in their own shows in L.A.

Spears' ex-manager Sam Lutfi and former boyfriend Adnan Ghalib appeared in separate hearings yesterday. Both shady hangers-on have already been banned from further contact with their former meal ticket through at least 2012.

Britney and Jayden Pic

Now the courts are sorting through the legal fallout.

Sam Lutfi fared considerably better than Adnan Ghalib, as a Superior Court judge set a trial date of March 8, 2010, for the former manager's lawsuit claiming defamation and unpaid fees against Spears and her parents, Jamie and Lynne.

Lawyers for both Lutfi and Jamie and Lynne Spears say they will spend the next 10 months attempting to resolve the case outside of court.

But in case that doesn't work out, they have a game plan. An attorney for Jamie Spears said that a countersuit may be filed against Lutfi.

Lynne Spears' attorney, meanwhile, said that he will likely seek to dismiss the portion of Sam Lutfi's lawsuit that's directed against her.

The grounds for that claim? That his allegation of defamation based on her new memoir, Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World, is actually an infringement on Lynne Spears' right to free speech.

Particularly, her right to freely criticize whomever she chooses, especially when they play as large a part as Lutfi appeared to in the downfall of her daughter.

The trial date comes just days after Lutfi filed an appeal against a judge's extension of the restraining order obtained against him by the Spears family.

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A judge recently extended Britney Spears' restraining order against former manager Sam Lutfi through 2012, but don't expect him to go quietly into the night.

Lutfi has filed an appeal challenging the ruling and denying that there is a legal need to keep him 100 feet from the embattled pop superstar at all times.

Bryan Freedman, his attorney, told E! News that his client is fighting the order because, contrary to what Spears' camp claims, she initiated contact with him.

"There was absolutely no evidence whatsoever that Britney Spears was suffering substantial emotional distress as required by the statute," said Freedman.

"In fact, the evidence was just the opposite," the attorney added. "It was Britney reaching out for Sam's help, and all Sam did was get her a lawyer."

"There is no evidence of threats or stalking or anything whatsoever."

Freedman argued in the appeal, filed Wednesday, that Sam Lutfi never threatened or harassed Britney Spears, and claimed that he was only laboring at her behest.

"We believe the appellate court will overturn the ruling," Freedman said.

"Restraining orders were created for stalkers and people who make threats, and the only evidence in this whole case was that Sam sent 10 text messages to the hairdresser - none of which were threatening, vulgar, mean or anything else."

He said Sam Lutfi was simply looking out for Spears' best interests and that he doubted the singer herself felt there was a need for the permanent order.

"Sam got her a lawyer, and facilitated his sister, and she requested getting her a cell phone," he said. "If Britney Spears wanted this restraining order herself, why didn't she testify, come to court, send a letter to the judge or do anything?"

A judge's ruling that Britney Spears, who is under a legal conservatorship headed by her father, Jamie Spears, and attorney Andrew Wallet, "lacks the capacity" to testify is apparently not a good enough excuse for Freedman.

Jon Eardley, the attorney who tried unsuccessfully to torpedo the conservatorship, was also named in the restraining order and told to keep away. Adnan Ghalib, Spears' ex-boyfriend, is similarly barred from contact until 2012.

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Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Aviva Bobb issued a three-year restraining order against Britney Spears' former manager, Sam Lutfi, on Tuesday.

Jon Eardley, a lawyer who has repeatedly challenged the validity of Jamie Spears' legal control over Britney, was also slapped with the same ban.

Both individuals must stay at least 100 yards away from Britney, her sons Jayden James and Sean Preston, and her family members' homes, and must not harass with Britney and/or her children, or contact them via phone, mail and email.

It also prohibits them from "acting on Ms. Spears's behalf or purporting to act on her behalf." The orders, however, do not specifically protect Jamie and Britney's mother, Lynne Spears, which Jamie had also sought to ensure.

The singer's father, who initially filed the request on January 30, alleged that both men have harassed his daughter, adding that Sam Lutfi arranged the smuggling of a cell phone to the troubled pop star recently at a hotel.

SAYONARA: Sam Lutfi's attorney, Bryan Freedman, said he will appeal.

"We absolutely will appeal this ruling," he said." Never before has a restraining order been issued against someone who answered another person's cries for help."

The order followed several hearings in which Spears' father, hairstylist, bodyguard, and others testified that the Circus performer was in fear of Sam Lutfi.

In his defense, his younger sister Christina Lutfi testified that it was Britney who hatched the cell phone scheme because she allegedly wanted Lutfi's help.

Rumors have persisted for months that the singer wants to torpedo her father's conservatorship, which has been in place since she went bat$h!t in early 2008.

One report even suggested that Jamie is drugging her. For now, at least, the court seems firmly on the side of her father and his legal conservatorship.

Lutfi's unrelated lawsuit against the Spears family for defamation and battery, as well as for many thousands of dollars in back wages, is still pending.

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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.

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