Britney Spears files restraining order against ex-manager Sam Lutfi for causing 'severe mental trauma'
Britney Spears has filed a temporary restraining order against her former manager Sam Lutfi to keep him out of her life. The 'Toxic' singer's attorney filed documents on her behalf in Los Angeles, asking for protection for his client, her father, and two sons.
The documents obtained by The Blast and TMZ stated Lutfi has been harassing the singer with threatening texts and tweets, not only to Britney but also her family. The documents stated he has been causing the star "severe mental trauma" by interfering in her life and posting "disparaging and threatening comments" on social media, which includes calling for the public to "raise hell" to free Britney. In other words, he has been instigating followers to the #freeBritney movement.
Earlier in April when Britney entered a mental treatment facility, many fans believed she was being held against her will. That spurred the #freeBritney movement and the singer had to address the fact that she had checked into the facility on her own will.
Lutfi, who was Britney's manager in the early 2000s prior to her public meltdown a decade ago, reportedly sent Britney’s mother, Lynne, an "unhinged" text last week, insisting she should be more involved in her daughter’s affairs. He suggested Britney was going out of control after recently completing a mental health programme.
He reportedly told Lynne, "You are the one that’s been breaking your back for your children your entire life and yet you are still having to answer to people that have done nothing for your family yet they are in charge. You need to stop allowing anyone to treat you poorly."
Lutfi previously sued Lynne after she accused him of contributing to Britney’s illness. However, Lynne has also filed documents demanding to be included in the ongoing conservatorship case swirling around her troubled daughter.
The restraining order against Lutfi is done to "prevent future harm and further psychological trauma." If granted, Lutfi would have to stay 200 yards away from Britney, Lynne and Jamie Spears, as well her kids, her boyfriend, and her sister. He will also be banned from all contact, by phone, text or email, with them.