Britney Spears the pop diva is in soup once again. Her former manager Sam Lutfi is suing Spears and her parents namely Jamie and Lynne Spears, for defamation and breach of contract. This is reported as per evidence from L.A. court documents.
In the lawsuit that was filed on Tuesday, Lutfi is also claiming libel, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
According to the papers "Jamie and Lynne launched a campaign of lies and intimidation designed to destroy Lutfi and drive him out of Britney's life". "This campaign also provided Jamie with the opportunity he needed to obtain an appointment as Britney's conservator."
Moreover the lawsuit alleges, "Despite seemingly accomplishing their objectives, Jamie and Lynne have nevertheless continued their smear campaign against Lutfi. Thus, having no other alternative, Lutfi brings this action to defend himself against Jamie's and Lynne's persistent attacks."
Last Friday, the father of Britney Spears has secured a new restraining order against Lutfi, thereby alleging him of harassing the Spears family. In papers, Jamie Spears and lawyer Andrew Wallet, who oversee the affairs of the singer as co-conservators, alleged that Lufti and two other men "are now working in concert to disrupt the conservatorship with utter disregard for Ms. Spears's health and well being."
Lutfi, who added that he became the manager of Britney Spears after the two met in an L.A. nightclub in the year 2007, claimed that his reputation was damaged by the book written by Lynne Spears, Through the Storm, in which she makes allegations about the right of control of Lutfi over her daughter. He regards the allegations as "lies and fabrication."
"Since the publication of the book, Lutfi has been subjected to unfathomable amounts of ridicule and scorn," and has received "numerous death threats from overzealous fans," the lawsuit reads, adding that Lutfi can "no longer find work as a counselor of at-risk teens."
Lutfi also alleges that in January 2008, Jamie Spears burst into the singer's home and "punched [Lutfi] in the chest," which caused "injury to his nervous system and person." He adds the singer's father was "screaming that ... Lutfi had made a rude comment to Lynne the night before."
Finally, Lutfi has put forth the claim that he and Britney had an oral agreement that he would be compensated almost fifteen percent of her earnings as her manager. Lutfi also has made the allegation that the agreement was confirmed in a text message on Oct. 13, 2007 in which the singer wrote: "sam, so thats fine, i want you to be my manager, you were right its 15 percent of my money but for 4 years not 5." Lutfi also put forth the claim that he is yet to receive any payment for his alleged services.
In a statement on Tuesday Lutfi's attorney, Bryan J. Freedman said that there is "overwhelming evidence from independent witnesses" proving his client's case and that "at the time of the trial in this action, the jury will have an opportunity to weigh the credibility of the witnesses."
All the lawyers for Jamie Spears were not immediately available for comment.