Case against Britney Spears by Former Manager Discarded
Britney Spears can now breathe easy as the civil case filed against her by her former manager Osama 'Sam' Lutfi has been discarded in an LA court.
Lutfi dragged the "Oops!...I Did It Again" singer and both her parents in court but after two weeks of hearings, judge Suzanne Bruguera of Los Angeles' Superior Court decided that the case lacked evidence to continue.
The 38-year-old Lutfi had accused Spears of breaching their contract, her mother Lynne for defaming him, and her dad Jamie for physically assaulting him. However, he couldn't provide enough proof to support his accusations and so the judge ended up dismissing his lawsuit.
While announcing the verdict, Judge Brugera said that she "really thought long and hard" about the case and then arrived at the decision of throwing it out because in her own words: "That's the right thing to do, and that's what we are doing."
The alleged contract breach occurred in somewhere around 2007-8 when Spears suffered her infamous breakdown. She was a mess at that time, having lost her marriage and the custody of her children, and Lutfi claims that it was then when she hired him to be her manager.
Lynne says that Lutfi's influence had forced the pop superstar to sever ties with her and she also accused him of drugging her.
As expected, Lutfi vehemently denied Lynne's counter allegations and said that he in fact tried to keep Spears away from drugs.
For his part in managing the now 30-year-old's operations, Lutfi is seeking a 15% share of whatever she made during that time period. Despite his initial efforts being thwarted away by the Judge, he says he will appeal against the ruling.
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