Ex-manager Sam Lutfi hopes Britney Spears gets her 'freedom' after singer was granted restraining order against him
Just days after Britney Spears was granted a temporary restraining order against Sam Lutfi, an alleged former manager, he spoke up about her conservatorship and stated that the singer is getting closer to freedom. It is to be noted that Lufti played a major role in stirring the #FreeBritney movement.
As Lutfi walked into Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday, paps caught up with him and asked him a few boiling questions. His answer, though vague, confirmed speculations. On being asked about the restraining order, which requires him to stay 200 yards away from Britney and her family, he was asked if he thought it was "unfair."
"Of course," Lutfi responded, walking past the paps and laughing it off. "How do you think it will pan out for Britney?" the reporter asked, to which he responded "freedom." When asked if the attack was "personal," Lutfi questioned "by who?" to which the reporter names Britney's dad, Jamie Spears, and Lutfi gives a nod.
Britney's family has long blamed Lutfi for taking her down a dark path back in 2008 when she had a public breakdown. Lutfi also affirmed that he "hopes" he is on the same page as Britney's mom, Lynne Spears, when it comes to the 'Toxic' singer's well-being.
On May 8, the Superior Court of California County of Los Angeles granted the order for Lutfi to stay at least 200 yards away from the singer and to not make "disparaging public statements" about Britney, her family, her conservatorship or her current manager. The star's parents, James and Lynne Spears and her sons, Sean and Jayden, are also listed as "additional protected persons" in the order.
Lutfi's attorney, Marc S. Gans, said in a statement that he and his client were disappointed that the restraining order had been granted. Britney's 81-page filing for the restraining order accused Lutfi of a years-long campaign of attempting to "insinuate himself into Ms. Spears' life with disastrous results for her."
"Beginning over a decade ago, Lutfi began pretending to have a professional association with Ms. Spears, even falsely claiming to have been her manager, when in reality he was only a parasite attempting to gain attention by associating himself with her celebrity and attempting to keep her isolated and under his influence," the filing said. "Only through the intervention of the conservatorship years ago (and obtaining a temporary restraining order) was he effectively extracted from her life and her well being restored."