Ugh, why can’t Sam Lutfi just disappear off the face of the planet? Britney Spears‘ ex-manager-slash-whatever was in court today to kick off his defamation suit against the singer’s family. The same one he was trying to get Britney to testify against the Spears at, specifically against her mom, Lynne Spears. Unfortunately, he’s come armed and ready to open a huge can of worms and make all sorts of horrible allegations, which is exactly what his lawyer, Joseph Schleimer, did on his behalf. He told the jury, and this is the one we really hate, that Brit was on amphetamines which is what led to the major mental breakdown she had a couple years of ago. The infamous one, where she shaved her head. Schleimer said, “She liked to use amphetamines. Most everything that went wrong was because of this drug.” Of course, it was added that Lufti was the one who tried to save her and get her off the drugs. The mud slinging got even worse after that, with Lutfi’s team also alleging that Britney, other than amphetamines, also used a lot of crystal meth, and that she shaved her hair off because she was paranoid that it contained traces of the drugs. Lastly, Team Lutfi says she was on a hell of a lot of amphetamines the day all hell broke loose and she had to be put in a psych hold. So far, these are pretty nasty accusations, but we weren’t expecting this to be civilized. And we hope to hell that Lutfi’s just up to his usual rumor-mongering, trouble-starting self. Britney’s doing really well these days and being dragged into a nasty court battle is not good for anyone. Besides, these heavy drug using rumors could wreck havoc in her personal life.
TMZ has already proven that Lutfi is full of BS about shaving her head because of the drugs. They’ve unearthed the video you can see above taken two years ago with him on camera saying that shaving her hair off “was a cool thing … somebody expressing their artistic side. I think she was just expressing her independence and her freedom … there’s nothing wrong with Britney. She’s awesome.” He looks shifty even then. We’re waiting on the Spears defense next, but we have a feeling this may crop up!
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