Britney Spears Seeks Restraining Order Against Awful Ex Manager

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Even though Britney Spears checked out of the mental health facility weeks ago, the drama over her 30 day treatment isn't over.

But Britney's legal team is taking action to target one major source of misinformation.

Britney is getting a restraining order against former managar Sam Lutfi, and this isn't even the first time she's had to take this step.

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Entertainment Tonight has confirmed that Britney Spears has filed for a temporary restraining order against Sam Lutfi.

He is her former manager -- from many, many years ago.

According to the accusation within court documents, Lutfi has been harassing Britney.

What's more is that he has allegedly been harassing her mother, Lynne Spears.

That is ... super gross to hear. And it gets worse.

Sam Lutfi, Britney Spears' Friend

Britney's attorneys accuse Lutfi of sending harassing messages to her and to her family.

He is also accused of using social media as a weapon to post false and "disruptive" material intended to whip her fans into a frenzy.

Lutfi is accuses of calling for vigilante action in order to interfere with Britney's conservatorship.

He threatened to release Britney's private information, including his personal collection from when he was her manager.

Her counsel argues that Lutfi's behavior has hurt her mental health, her emotional well being, and tainted her reputation with her fans.

Britney Spears in Portrait Mode

Sam Lutfi is a familiar name to Britney's longtime fans.

The mention of her ex manager does not evoke positive feelings for ... just about anyone.

She previously secured a restraining order against Lutfi way back in January of 2009.

He was ordered toa void contacting Spears.

The order also prohibited him from coming within 250 yards of her, her property, or her family members.

Clearly, in this age of social media, further restrictions are necessary.

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Lutfi was part of an apparent misinformation campaign during Britney's 30 days of treatment at a mental health facility.

The cries of "Free Britney," coupled with allegations that she was being held against her will, took off on Twitter.

It was so bad that Britney had to release a video assuring fans that "all is well." 

In the captions of that video, Britney dismissed Lutfi's fake "evidence" directly.

(Or, strictly speaking, whoever uploaded that video to Britney's Instagram wrote it in the caption -- she does not handle her own social media)

Britney Spears Looks Flawless

"These fake emails everywhere were crafted by Sam Lutfi years ago," Britney's caption read.

She made this video before she even left the mental health facility.

"I did not write them," she emphasized.

"He was pretending to be me," Britney accused. "And communicating with my team with a fake email address."

That sounds like an absolute nightmare.

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"Nice try Lou but this isn't going to work this time around," Lutfi responded.

He asserted that he can "unequivocally state [he] never wrote nor had access to her e-mail."

"Her team's desperate attempt to direct negative attention onto me (yet again) is a rather ineffective way to overshadow the FreeBritney movement," he added.

"In addition to making certain people in her camp look bad," Lutfi accused. "The e-mails in question show a woman capable of running her own life."

He called that "a narrative they apparently want to hide."

Britney Spears at Home

Now, one thing on which we and Lutfi can agree -- perhaps the only thing -- is that Britney is a grown-ass adult who can make her own choices.

She has a conservatorship hearing coming up on May 10 -- that is this week, folks.

Britney's mother, Lynne Spears, will attend -- this is the first time in 11 years that she has taken issue with the conservatorship.

If Britney really is being unduly restricted, we hope that Britney will be able to speak for herself on the subject.

Her mother is expected to advocate for her, at least in regard to Britney's treatment.

We hope that the court reaches the right decision for Britney. She deserves the world.

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