The once-upon-a-time teen idol, Britney Spears, is still struggling to get her act back together. Currently, her family is in court fighting in her behalf against her old manager Sam Lutfi. Lutfi brought charges against Britney Spears back in 2009- a year after her infamous breakdown in which she decided to shave her head.
The charges include seeking compensation for being Britney’s manager (15% of her profits during that time) as well as compensation for what Lutfi claims to be defamation found in Britney Spears’s mother’s book that claims that he isolated and drugged the pop star.
Still under a judge appointed conservatorship, Spears will not be attending the trial herself. This story may be difficult to get straight without Britney Spears’s input. While Lutfi is claiming that he was always looking out for the singer’s well-being, her parents claim that he used paparazzi as his “henchmen” and that he was key in instrumenting their daughters departure from reality.
Unfortunately, Britney herself is not allowed to step into the courtroom. How this will play out only time can tell. Hopefully once all the legal issues are resolved, the family will be able to spend their energy where it matters most- in helping their daughter get better.
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