Britney Spears' former manager and friend Sam Lutfi just told X17 that he will not be appearing in court today for a hearing regarding the temporary restraining order filed against him by Spears' parents.
The restraining order will be voluntarily extended, and Lutfi will not be challenging it. Lutfi's spokesperson Michael Sands said, "Sam and the family are communicating and cooperating, trying to do what's best for Britney...to the best of my knowledge the case has been continued."
Britney Spears' legal team is scheduled to appear in court at 1:30PM PST today for the hearing. Jamie and Lynne Spears originally filed the temporary restraining order against Lutfi on their daughter's behalf on February 1, 2008. When the restraining order was filed, Lynne Spears swore in a written declaration that Lutfi was drugging her daughter, among other allegations.
UPDATE: The restraining order that Britney Spears' parents filed against him will be extended through July 31, 2008, according to the the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Jamie and Lynne Spears originally filed the temporary restraining order against Lutfi on their daughter's behalf on February 1st. Sam's spokesman Michael Sands says his client is "being a real gentleman about the situation."
July 31st is also the same day father Jamie's temporary conservatorship ends... that's gonna be quite a big day!