Britney Sued By Ex-Manager
Spears ex manager Sam Lutfi files lawsuit against her
Just as she thought her life was getting back on track, Britney Spears has taken another blow. This time its from her ex manager and friend Sam Lutfi.
Lutfi has filed a lawsuit against Britney and her parents, Jamie and Lynne. According to TMZ, Sam is claiming "libel, defamation, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and breach of contract."
The legal action follows Britneys decision to take out a restraining order last Friday against Lutfi barring him from having any contact with her, her parents or children. Lutfi claims that Britney broke an oral agreement with him that he could manage her for a four year period.
Sam explains that he met Britney under strained circumstances, stating "resentful of Lynne and afraid of Jamie's controlling, violent, and often unpredictable behaviour, Britney began inquiring about obtaining restraining orders against Jamie and Lynne."
The claims of libel and defamation spring from Lynne's book, Through the Storm, arguing thatdue to thethe publicationhe "has been subjected to unfathomable amounts of ridicule and public scorn."
The ex-manager goes on to accuse Britneys father, Jamie, of assaulting him, alleging that on January 29 2008 he was shouted at, "intentionally punched him in the chest" and threatened.