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Britney Spears "Does Not Want To Be Contacted" By Sam Lutfi
Posted on Thu Jul 31, 2008 08:53 AM PDT

Britney Spears BSpearsBl071108.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Britney Spears' court appointed attorney, Samuel D. Ingham told reporters yesterday that he will not seek an extension on the restraining order against Osama "Sam" Lutfi, due to the fact that Spears has cut off all communication with him on her own accord.

Ingham told the Associated Press, "Britney has made clear to everyone that she does not want to be further harassed or contacted in any way by Osama "Sam" Lutfi, now or at anytime in the future." Lutfi, Spears' former friend and manager seems willing to go along with the singer's wishes, as he told the AP that he and Spears' father "[had] mutually agreed in private that no hearing or order is necessary at this time."

On February 1, 2008, Spears' parents Jamie and Lynne Spears filed a restraining order against Lutfi that required him to stay 250 yards away from their daughter and her homes. In court documents, Lynne Spears claimed that Lutfi kept the pop singer hostage in her own house, drugged her and took over her finances. Lutfi was a mainstay in Spears' life during the time period in which she exhibited erratic behavior, such as speaking with an English accent, being photographed without underwear and appearing dazed in public. Additionally, Lutfi was very close to Spears when she was admitted to the hospital twice on a 5150 - an involuntary psychiatric hold in which a patient is deemed a danger to themselves or others.

The same day that Spears' parents filed the restraining order against Lutfi, Spears' father and attorney Andrew Wallet were appointed co-conservators of the singer's personal life and finances. According to Ingham, that power negates the need for a restraining order against Lutfi, as Spears' role as co-conservator allows him to decide who sees his daughter. Ingham added, "During the temporary conservatorship, the conservators have the power to insure that Lutfi will not harm Britney anymore."

Attorneys for Spears and her father are currently at Los Angeles Superior Court for hearings regarding the conservatorship and financial issues pertaining to Spears' estate and trust, as well as for the temporary restraining order against Lutfi. Though a decision has not yet been made to determine how much longer Spears' affairs will remain under her father's control, Ingham says that he does not expect her feelings about Lutfi to change. "If Mr. Lutfi makes any future attempt to contact Britney after the temporary conservatorship has concluded, Britney has made clear she will take all appropriate legal action," Ingham wrote.

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