LOS ANGELES (AP)
A restraining order aimed at Britney Spears' sometime manager Sam Lutfi alleges that he took over her life and finances, drugged her and controlled the paparazzi who pursued her for months.
The order, based on a lengthy declaration from Spears' mother, Lynne, says that Spears met Lutfi in October 2007 and "Mr. Lutfi has essentially moved into Britney's home and has purported to take control of her life, home and finances."
The documents released by the court Tuesday ordered him to stay away from her and stop harassing. In a section of the order that detailed previous harassment, Lynne Spears said "Mr. 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."
Much of the 6-page declaration centers on the night of Jan. 28. She outlined increasingly bizarre behavior through the night and said her daughter asked at one point, "When do I get to see my babies?" to which Lutfi answered, "Wednesday."
Lynne Spears said she, her husband and a friend went to Britney's home, but security guards kept everyone but her out. Once inside, Lynne Spears said she found several paparazzi.
She said there had been "a big fight" with Lutfi and her daughter was crying.
"The paparazzi reported to Sam and addressed him with great respect. They treated him like a general."
She said 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, her current boyfriend, than she cares about her kids and that she does not deserve her kids."
It was unclear how Lynne Spears knew details of the fight.
Lynne Spears said Britney was not home when she first arrived and she understood Lutfi had disabled all of her daughter's cars to keep her from leaving. She said he ordered one of the photographers to take her away when he found out her parents were on their way to do an intervention.
Eventually, she said, "Britney returned and became very agitated and could not stop moving. She cleaned the house. She changed her clothes many times. She also changed her three dogs' clothes many times. Britney spoke to me in a tone and a level of understanding of a very young girl. Britney then picked up a bottle of pills and read the label and asked us, 'What does insomnia mean?'"
Lynne Spears said at one point, Lutfi told her, "You'd better learn that I control everything," and said he was the one giving Britney her medications and, "he told me if he weren't in the house to give Britney her medicine, she would kill herself."
She alleged that Lutfi threatened her. "Then he said to me, 'If you try to get rid of me, she'll be dead and I'll piss on her grave.'"
Throughout the night, she said Britney kept asking when she could see her babies.
"What do I have to do to see them?" her mother 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?"'
At that point, Lynne Spears said, "Sam responded, 'If I told you to take 10 pills a day, you should do what I tell you to see your babies."
She said one time Lutfi raised his voice and said "Why don't you get back with (ex-hubsand) Kevin (Federline)." Britney then said, "I'll do anything to get them back."
During the same evening and early morning, she said Britney decided she needed to go to the drug store for lipsticks.
It was past midnight and Lynne Spears said she and her friend, who by this time was in the house, offered to take her but Lutfi said he wanted to follow in his car. She told him he shouldn't because paparazzi were waiting outside.
As they were driving off, she said Lutfi jumped into the back seat of the car and the paparazzi gave chase.
Before they left, Lutfi took Britney upstairs and gave her something "to make her more lighthearted, happy and fun."
At the store, she said chaos ensued when Britney's credit card did not work and she started speaking with a British accent. Lutfi insisted they leave through the front door, she said, then he put his arms around Britney and her so the could paparazzi take pictures.
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