Ex-Manager Sues Britney

Lutfi claims Spears family sought to 'destroy' him
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2009 4:20 PM CST
This video frame grab shows Sam Lutfi after visiting Britney Spears on Jan. 31, 2008.   (AP Photo/APTN)
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(Newser) – A former associate is suing Britney Spears and her family for libel and defamation, TMZ reports. Sam Lutfi claims matriarch Lynne Spears’ tell-all book Through the Storm contains numerous false claims about him, part of a “campaign of lies and intimidation" to destroy his reputation and "drive him out of Britney’s life.” The pop singer recently got a restraining order against Lutfi.