Brit Says Bye-Bye to Sam Lufti

Restraining order's up, but he's still kicked to the curb
By Debra Goldberg,  Newser User
Posted Jul 31, 2008 2:44 PM CDT
In this video frame grab release by AP Television showing Sam Lutfi leaving UCLA medical center after visiting Britney Spears on Thursday evening Jan.31,2008.    (AP Photo/APTN)
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(Newser) – A restraining order was lifted yesterday against Sam Lufti, the man by Britney Spears' side during her string of embarrassing mishaps earlier this year. But he won't be seeing her any time soon, reports AP. The singer "does not want to be further harrassed or contacted" by her former pal, an attorney says.

Spears' mother has testified that Lufti kept her daughter hostage, drugged Brit, and also controlled her money. Dad Jamie Spears has temporary control of Brit's personal finances and affairs, and Lufti pledges to stay away from the troubled star. If Lufti attempts to contact Britney after the temporary conservatorship has ended, the singer will take legal action, says the laywer. (Read more Britney Spears stories.)