This Britney Spears trial is killing me. There are some major allegations being thrown around and they aren’t pretty.
Britney’s former manager/boyfriend Sam Lutfi is suing Spears for breach of contract, her dad for physical assault and her mom for defamation – charges the family members deny.
A lot of what Lutfi is testifying about in court is some pretty awful stuff if it is true. Lutfi said Spears asked him to be her personal manager in June 2007, about a month after they met and struck up a conversation at a nightclub.
Lutfi described the singer at that time as being “in crisis mode.”
“She was very distraught,” he said. “She was having a child custody battle and was in the middle of a divorce.” He added she also had drug problems and seemed to explain Spears’ infamous head-shaving incident.
“She told me someone told her they could scientifically test her hair for history of drug use, so she shaved it all off,” he said on the stand, according to the New York Daily News.
He was reluctant to become her manager, he said. “I told her I had no experience as a manager for someone of her caliber. I wanted time to think about it.” But Lutfi said Spears pressed him, saying: “Sam, do you know what this job pays?”
“She said, ‘I’m getting $800,000 a month even when I’m not working. You will get 15 percent of that,’” he recalled. Lutfi said he accepted the job with conditions, insisting that Britney allow him to put together a new “varsity team” consisting of a lawyer, agent and business manager.
“And I wanted her to promise me to stay clean,” he said, noting he brought drug-sniffing dogs to Spears’ home, where they found a baggie full of a white powder.
He said she promised and he flushed the powder down the toilet. He said he then took control.
Da da da daaa! Do you believe what Sam Lutfi is testifying to in court?