Britney's Dad Seeks Restraining Order

By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Feb 25, 2009 11:08 AM CST

(Newser) – Britney Spears' dad yesterday asked an LA court for help in keeping the troubled pop star away from three men he fears are attempting to interfere with her recovery. Jamie Spears, who has legal control of his 27-year-old daughter's affairs, appeared weary as he offered a peek into daily life with the singer, the Los Angeles Times reports. “Sometimes she is allowed to use the cellphone and sometimes she is not,” Jamie Spears said.

Jamie Spears testified that the men—former friend Sam Lutfi, ex-boyfriend Adnan Ghalib, and a lawyer associated with the pair—are trying to undermine his efforts to keep the pop star on the straight and narrow. He called Lutfi a “predator” and said he was “100% sure” the man was behind an apparent scheme to blackmail Britney. “He causes disbelief in her mind," Jamie said. Her relatives, he said, “just want the man to go away.”