Britney Spears's Dad Alleges Harassment by Her Ex-Pals
He gets restraining orders against Sam Lutfi and Adnan Ghalib for allegedly trying to disrupt his control and harm Spears
Britney Spears‘s father has obtained new restraining orders against her former manager, her ex-boyfriend and a lawyer, according to court documents filed Friday.
Jamie Spears and lawyer Andrew Wallet, who oversee the singer’s affairs as co-conservators, allege the three men “are now working in concert to disrupt the conservatorship with utter disregard for Ms. Spears’s health and well being,” the papers say.
Spears’s father says her cell phone records show “numerous telephone conversations” and text messages with her ex-manager Sam Lutfi and former boyfriend, paparazzo Adnan Ghalib.
“[Britney] innocently informs [Ghalib] of her destinations and that he then arranges for paparazzi to meet and film her to his financial benefit,” Jamie Spears says. “[He] is harmful to Ms. Spears and to her recovery.”
Her father also alleges that on Dec. 27 and 28, 2008, Lutfi tried to contact Britney through her hairdresser with the message that Lutfi was not responsible for creating the conservatorship.
He allegedly sent a text message to the hairdresser saying, “I’ve done everything I can to free her from this. Very close to getting her free now.”
The restraining orders forbid Lutfi, 34, and Ghalib, 36, from contacting Spears or coming within 250 yards of her, her property or family members, according to the L.A. Superior Court papers.
Jamie Spears also got a restraining order against lawyer Jon Eardley, who was involved in challenging the conservatorship proceedings.
Previous Restraining Orders
A hearing on the matter is set for Feb. 23.
Lutfi was slapped with restraining orders by Jamie Spears’s lawyers before. But in July, a lawyer for the singer said they were no longer necessary to renew because enough legal protection was in place.
Last October, Britney’s father and Wallet were named permanent conservators by the court, granting them indefinite control over her life following her two forced hospitalizations in early 2008.