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October 24, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
The allegations against Britney Spears' father, Jamie Spears, poured out Wednesday as Sam Lutfi continued on the stand in his defamation lawsuit against the pop star's parents and her conservatorship. Lutfi, under direct questioning, said Jamie Spears chased him around Britney's kitchen, punched him in the stomach and threatened to kill him in the days leading up to the singer's 2008 hospitalization on a 5150 psychiatric hold, the Associated Press reported.  Brit's former BFF was asking the judge to allow into evidence a text message in which Jamie allegedly threatened to put Lutfi in the hospital, TMZ said.
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November 1, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
The accusations in Sam Lutfi's case against Britney Spears' parents and her conservators may have been sensational, but the evidence just didn't hold up - at least in the eyes of the judge, who tossed the suit Thursday before it made it to the jury.  Lutfi's lawsuit had accused Britney's mom Lynne Spears of libel, her dad Jamie Spears of battery and her conservatorship of failing to pay him a 15% fee on the singer's income during the time he...
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August 1, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein
The court-appointed conservatorship that controls the assets of pop star Britney Spears will continue through at least the end of the year, a Los Angeles court commissioner ruled Thursday. Commissioner Riva Goetz said Spears was "reluctantly agreeing" to the arrangement allowing her father, James Spears, to continue making financial decisions involving his 26-year-old daughter. Goetz also ruled that Spears will continue to pay Samuel Ingham, one of the attorneys for the conservatorship, $10,000 a week for his work until at least the end of the year.
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October 24, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
The allegations against Britney Spears' father, Jamie Spears, poured out Wednesday as Sam Lutfi continued on the stand in his defamation lawsuit against the pop star's parents and her conservatorship. Lutfi, under direct questioning, said Jamie Spears chased him around Britney's kitchen, punched him in the stomach and threatened to kill him in the days leading up to the singer's 2008 hospitalization on a 5150 psychiatric hold, the Associated Press reported.  Brit's former BFF was asking the judge to allow into evidence a text message in which Jamie allegedly threatened to put Lutfi in the hospital, TMZ said.
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February 5, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein
A court order granting pop star Britney Spears' father temporary conservatorship over the troubled singer was extended until Feb. 14, officials said. Los Angeles County Superior Court Commissioner Reva Goetz also named a physician who must report on Spears' medical condition before the next hearing, said Allan Parachini, a court spokesman. The performer was also ordered to have no contact -- orally, by e-mail or text message -- with Sam Lutfi, her friend and manager who had become a constant presence in her life in recent months.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
The accusations in Sam Lutfi's case against Britney Spears' parents and her conservators may have been sensational, but the evidence just didn't hold up - at least in the eyes of the judge, who tossed the suit Thursday before it made it to the jury.  Lutfi's lawsuit had accused Britney's mom Lynne Spears of libel, her dad Jamie Spears of battery and her conservatorship of failing to pay him a 15% fee on the singer's income during the time he...
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October 19, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
The civil trial pitting Britney Spears' ex-manager Sam Lutfi against the singer's conservatorship and her parents opened ugly Thursday, with accusations of drug abuse and a desperate attempt to hide addiction leveled against Spears by Lutfi's lawyer.  But Friday it turned synchronistically weird as a lawyer for papa Jamie Spears said the pop star's downward spiral was actually set off by her 2002 breakup with Justin Timberlake, who coincidentally got...
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February 4, 2009 | Harriet Ryan
In the Britney Spears melodrama, Osama "Sam" Lutfi has long been cast as the villain. The 34-year-old Los Angeles native met Spears in a nightclub and was soon her constant companion, living in her mansion, riding in her cars and being introduced as her manager.
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February 26, 2009 | Harriet Ryan
What Roberta Romero, Britney Spears' personal hairdresser, has heard and seen over the last year would probably fill a book, but when she stepped her black platform pumps into a Superior Court witness box Wednesday there was only one subject on the table: Osama "Sam" Lutfi, the pop star's former confidant. Lutfi was banished from Spears' life 13 months ago when her father, who accused him of filling her body with drugs and her mind with lies, assumed control of her affairs.
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April 29, 2009 | Harriet Ryan
A man Britney Spears' father describes as "a predator" must stay at least 100 yards away from the singer and her children, a judge ruled Tuesday. In a written decision that capped a series of contentious hearings, L.A. Superior Court Commissioner Aviva Bobb also prohibited Osama "Sam" Lutfi, a one-time Spears confidant, from contacting her in any manner and from filing legal papers on her behalf. The judge issued a second restraining order against Whittier attorney Jon Eardley, who has claimed Spears hired him to represent her. Both orders expire in 2012.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
The civil trial pitting Britney Spears' ex-manager Sam Lutfi against the singer's conservatorship and her parents opened ugly Thursday, with accusations of drug abuse and a desperate attempt to hide addiction leveled against Spears by Lutfi's lawyer.  But Friday it turned synchronistically weird as a lawyer for papa Jamie Spears said the pop star's downward spiral was actually set off by her 2002 breakup with Justin Timberlake, who coincidentally got...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2009 | Harriet Ryan
What Roberta Romero, Britney Spears' personal hairdresser, has heard and seen over the last year would probably fill a book, but when she stepped her black platform pumps into a Superior Court witness box Wednesday there was only one subject on the table: Osama "Sam" Lutfi, the pop star's former confidant. Lutfi was banished from Spears' life 13 months ago when her father, who accused him of filling her body with drugs and her mind with lies, assumed control of her affairs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2009 | Harriet Ryan
In the Britney Spears melodrama, Osama "Sam" Lutfi has long been cast as the villain. The 34-year-old Los Angeles native met Spears in a nightclub and was soon her constant companion, living in her mansion, riding in her cars and being introduced as her manager.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein
The court-appointed conservatorship that controls the assets of pop star Britney Spears will continue through at least the end of the year, a Los Angeles court commissioner ruled Thursday. Commissioner Riva Goetz said Spears was "reluctantly agreeing" to the arrangement allowing her father, James Spears, to continue making financial decisions involving his 26-year-old daughter. Goetz also ruled that Spears will continue to pay Samuel Ingham, one of the attorneys for the conservatorship, $10,000 a week for his work until at least the end of the year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein
A court order granting pop star Britney Spears' father temporary conservatorship over the troubled singer was extended until Feb. 14, officials said. Los Angeles County Superior Court Commissioner Reva Goetz also named a physician who must report on Spears' medical condition before the next hearing, said Allan Parachini, a court spokesman. The performer was also ordered to have no contact -- orally, by e-mail or text message -- with Sam Lutfi, her friend and manager who had become a constant presence in her life in recent months.
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April 3, 2009 | Harriet Ryan
Does Britney Spears live in fear of her former confidant, Osama "Sam" Lutfi? Or does she consider him her only hope for breaking out of a court-ordered conservatorship? Does the pop star see him as a predator, a Svengali or a savior? There were plenty of opinions this week during a hearing on whether to impose long-term restraining orders against Lutfi and another man, but none offered by Spears herself.
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February 7, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton, Times Staff Writers
Singer Britney Spears was released from a psychiatric ward at the UCLA Medical Center on Wednesday after nearly a week of treatment and later checked briefly into the Beverly Hills Hotel, trailed by a parade of paparazzi, authorities said. The release prompted an angry response from the performer's parents, Jamie and Lynne Spears, who issued a joint statement suggesting that her freedom posed a threat to her life.
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