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Though it's being reported (even by us) that BRITNEY filed a restraining order today against her former lover Adnan Ghalib and her ex-manager/assistant/BFF Sam Lutfi, was it REALLY Brit who did it?

Of course we all know it's Brit's dad Jamie who's in control right now -- of everything personal, financial, professional, and legal -- so if Brit WANTED to, COULD she file a restraining order? -- NO!

Steven Cron of Cron, Israels & Stark in LA told X17online:

    "Any such paperwork or request would have to go through the conservator. She is not considered legally capable so she is dependant on the conservator to assist her with any such requests or any such proceedings."

So any legal documents would have to be filed by JAMIE, NOT BY BRIT, since he is currently her legal conservator.

The AP report the papers also restrict attorney Jon Eardley, who is said to represent Lutfi, from contacting Brit. But in fact an X17online reporter heard a recorded conversation between Britney and Eardley from last year, in which Britney told the attorney she wanted "her life back" and that she would accept his help in accomplishing that.

Their report says the papers claim Lutfi and Ghalib, through Eardley, were trying to gain control of Brit's affairs.

So was Jamie simply carrying out the wishes of his daughter by filing this supposed restraining order or is it JAMIE trying to keep Sam and Adnan away?