Sam Lutfi was running Britney Spears' life
The Juice* referred yesterday to a request for a restraining order filed by Britney Spears' mother Lynne against Sam Lutfi (which was granted), but a closer look shows just how sordid the tale has gotten.
The AP says the six-page request centers on the night of Jan. 28, just days before Brit was taken to UCLA Medical Center, where she is currently undergoing mental evaluation. The document says Lutfi basically held her hostage in her own home and was putting on quite the dog-and-pony show for the paparazzi.
Lynne said Lutfi "drugged Britney, he has cut Britney's home phone lines and removed her cell phone chargers. He yells at her. He claims to control everything -- Britney's business manager, her attorneys and the security guards at the gate."
On the night of Jan. 28, Lynne and Brit's father Jamie went to Britney's house because they'd heard their daughter was crying after a fight with Lutfi. When they got to the house, Lutfi told Lynne that Britney didn't want to see them and was scared of her father.
There were also a lot of photogs milling around, Lynne says, treating Sam "like a general." She also says that during the evening, "Sam had told Britney she was an unfit mother, a piece of trash and a whore, that she cares more about Adnan (Ghalib), her current boyfriend, than she cares about her kids and that she does not deserve her kids."
"You'd better learn that I control everything," Lutfi allegedly told her. Lynne said "he told me if he weren't in the house to give Britney her medicine, she would kill herself. ... Then he said to me, 'If you try to get rid of me, she'll be dead and I'll piss on her grave.' "
As scary as that part is, the most tragic allegation is that Britney kept wandering around the house in a stupor, asking about sons Sean and Jayden.
"What do I have to do to see them?" Lynne quoted her as saying. "Sam responded, 'Take the pills I tell you to take.' Britney said, 'I don't like the pills and I don't like the psychiatrist. Can't I see another psychiatrist so I can see my babies?' Sam responded, 'If I told you to take 10 pills a day, you should do what I tell you to see your babies.' "
That's much scarier than Rolling Stone's assertion this week that Brit got breast implants when she was a teenager and had them removed as she developed naturally, a claim she's denied for years. Jeez, it's not like she lied about being a virgin or anything.
[Photos: Getty Images, AP]