Former Britney Spears manager Sam Lutfi says singer borrowed phones from strangers to call him


Former Britney Spears manager Sam Lutfi says the singer had to borrow phones from strangers to call her because he believes she is under heavy surveillance amidst her tutelage.

Lutfi, 46, the former manager of Britney Spears, told The New Yorker on Saturday that she had used strangers’ phones to contact him sporadically over the years.

“I’ll go years without contact and then get a call every now and then from her in a closet,” he told the publication’s Ronan Farrow and Jia Tolentino in a full article on pop efforts. Grammy-winning star. to withdraw from its tutelage.

The latest: Former Britney Spears manager Sam Lutfi has said the singer has to borrow phones from strangers as she is under close surveillance amid guardianship. She was pictured in 2019 in LA

Lutfi said he believed the phone used by Spears, 39, was being monitored by a legal team under guardianship.

“The last time she called me, she was at Ralphs in Calabasas,” Lutfi said. “After she hung up I got a call from the same number – it’s an Asian doctor, who says, ‘Wow, that’s surreal, Britney just borrowed my phone. “Five years ago, she borrowed a phone from the gym and ran away with it.

Lutfi said he had not seen it personally for six years, and his “opinion is that this tutelage has significantly affected his state of mind.”

Lutfi, who is the subject of a five-year Spears restraining order issued in 2019 by a lawyer working on the Guardianship, said Spears “always believed there would be huge consequences if she didn’t work. not “and that” it blew her away that she could just call the shots.

Background: Lutfi is subject to a five-year restraining order from Spears issued in 2019 by a lawyer working on the Guardianship

Background: Lutfi is subject to a five-year restraining order from Spears issued in 2019 by a lawyer working on the Guardianship

Living her best life: Spears was seen on social media last week in a bikini for the summer

Living her best life: Spears was seen on social media last week in a bikini for the summer

“Do you want to cancel this meeting?” Cancel that. Are you going to lose five thousand? Lose it, ”he told the outlet. “She walked into a car dealership, said she wanted something. I would say, “Buy it”. Her parents said, “Why would you let her do this?” But it’s an $ 80,000 car, not a yacht, and it just got $ 15 million from Estée Lauder. Either way, she’s an adult. I’m not gonna tell her she can’t buy that fucking yacht.

Lutfi’s revelations come after Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny on Wednesday dismissed the pop star’s most recent request to remove her father Jamie Spears from head of guardianship, in response to a petition filed last November by Britney’s attorney, Samuel Ingham III, according to Variety.

New court documents revealed in the case said Britney’s camp request was dismissed without prejudice, about a week after singer Lucky made a statement to the court about her personal struggles under the constraints of guardianship, which she described as “abusive”. ‘

Details: Jamie Spears, pictured in 2012, continues to quarrel with his daughter over guardianship

Details: Jamie Spears, pictured in 2012, continues to quarrel with his daughter over guardianship

Response: Fans gathered in Los Angeles last month for a #FreeBritney protest

Response: Fans gathered in Los Angeles last month for a #FreeBritney protest

The Grammy-winning singer last month spoke to the court for the first time in the Guardianship’s 13-year history, which was implemented amid a stack of personal issues.

“I cried on the phone for an hour and he loved every minute,” Britney told her father’s court. “The control he had over someone as powerful as me – he loved the control over hurting his own daughter 100,000 percent. He loved her.

‘I just want my life back. And it’s been 13 years. And that’s enough. It’s been a long time since I owned my money. And it is my wish and my dream that this will all end without being tested. ‘

Jamie continues to be the sole curator of her daughter’s estate and wealth, with court-appointed curator Jodi Montgomery overseeing the singer’s personal care for the past two years.

An attorney for Jamie filed legal documents Wednesday indicating his client was “concerned about the management and care of his daughter” on Montgomery’s part.

Britney “told the court on June 23 that she opposed a guardianship and revealed her ongoing disputes with Ms Montgomery over her medical treatment and other personal care issues,” said lawyer for Jamie.

Montgomery’s attorney said in a statement that Montgomery continues to be a “tireless advocate for Britney and for her well-being.”


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