Updated: May 8, 2019 1:25 P.M.
Singer and songwriter Britney Spears has filed for a restraining order against her ex-manager Sam Lutfi.
Documents obtained by sources claim that both the singer and her family were requesting a civil harassment restraining order against Lutfi, 44. According to the legal documents, Lutfi allegedly pretended to “have a professional relationship with Ms. Spears, even falsely claiming to have been her manager.” However, Lutfi got removed from the singer’s life back in 2009, when she got a three-year-long restraining order against him and later placed under conservatorship.
The singer’s mother is now alleging that Lutfi is now once again causing a disturbance in both Britney and her family’s life. “Shortly after Ms. Spears checked herself into a mental health facility, Lutfi began a new campaign of harassment against Ms. Spears and her family,” the filing claims. “In the last week alone, Mr. Lutfi has made dozens of disparaging and threatening comments on social media and in interviews.”
The documents contain many claims regarding Sam and his threatening behavior, one of which mentions he has sent “threatening texts to Ms. Spears’ family, he has leaked confidential information and is considering releasing more of Ms. Spears (actual and fabricated) private information.” The request for a restraining order cites another instance when Lutfi allegedly sent “Ms. Spears’ mother, Lynne Spears, a long and unhinged text message that includes harmful, disparaging and ominous remarks in an effort to disrupt the conservatorship.”
Britney Spears has now been granted a restraining order against Sam Lutfi. However, Sam’s attorney, Marc S. Gans, said: “We are disappointed in the results. We feel this is overly broad and violates Mr. Lutfi’s constitutional rights,” he stated. “This is only temporary, and we look forward to arguing the matter more fully at the hearing for a more permanent restraining order on May 28th.”