Britney Spears' Ex-Manager Wants Her To Submit to a Psychiatric Evaluation
Fri, 13 May 2011 10:12:55
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Britney Spears is enjoying a wave of newfound fame and she has never been hotter or more relevant, despite those rough few years (head shaving, breaking down with her kids in the car, crotch shots galore) that were documented and decorated by paparazzi flash bulbs. However, her past is coming back to haunt her, as Billboard reports that Spears' ex-manager, Sam Lutfi, is pursuing legal claims against Brit's mother, Lynne Spears, and wants Britney to give a deposition. Brit's parents, though, are resisting, saying that Britney is mentally incapable of testifying. In a motion filed on Monday at Los Angeles Superior Court, Lutfi asked a judge to order a psychiatric evaluation of the singer to prove that's not true.
Spears remains under the conservatorship of her father, James Parnell Spears, and family lawyer, Andrew Wallet. Both are hesitant to let the singer get too close with Lutfi, who was fired in 2008. Spears' family alleged that Lutfi was allegedly a master manipulator who secretly drugged their daughter, limited her communications and mobility and set himself up as the celebrity's "gatekeeper" before he was fired.
Lutfi denies all of those serious claims, saying that Spears' life was already in shambles when he arrived on the scene. He's suing for defamation and now wants Britney to give her side of the story, which her conservators are against.
Lutfi is pointing to an MTV interview Brit did as proof that she is back to normal and in good enough mental health to speak.
Lutfi, leave the girl alone!
What do you think of Sam Lutfi's claims?