More details as to why Sam Lutfi has filed a law suit against Jamie & Lynne Spears, and consequently Britney, have come to light.
According to newly released court documents obtained by x17online.com, dated February 2nd, 2009, Lutfi is suing the Spears family for libel, defamation, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and breach of contract.
The court documents begin with General Allegations, which states: "Lutfi is informed and believes, and thereon alleges, that at all times herein mentioned, each defendant, including DOE defendants and, that at all times herein mentioned, was acting within the course and scope of and pursuant to said agency, service, employment and/or representation."
The allegations common to all causes of action section claims Lynne & Jamie "managed and controlled every aspect of Britney's life and career," saying:
As Britney grew older and more independent and Jamie and Lynne's marriage began to fall apart, Jamie's and Lynne's stranglehold on Britney's life and career began to loosen. This posed a serious threat to Jamie and Lynne, who had become accustomed to the fame and fortune afforded to them as the 'parents of Britney Spears.'
In order to ensure that they would not lose the lifestyle to which they had become accustomed, Jamie and Lynne set out to destroy anyone and anything that came between them and Britney...
As a result of Jamie's and Lynne's actions, Britney grew increasingly distant and resentful of her parents. In fact, Britney was especially resentful of Lynne, whom she felt had betrayed her consorting with Federline at a time when Britney and Federline were in the midst of a contentious divorce and custody battle."
Neither Jamie nor Lynne offered Britney any support as she suffered the embarrassment and humiliation of public ridicule. Rather, they saw the rumors and tablod reports as a means by whuch they could force their way back into Britney's life and regain control of her fortune under the guise of concern for Britney's well being.
Resentful of Lynne and afraid of Jamie's controlling, violent and often unpredictable behavior, Britney began inquiring about obtaining restraining orders against Jamie and Lynne in order to prevent them from regaining any control over her or having any involvement in her life.
The documents continue to explain Lutfi's involvement in Britney's personal and professional life.
Britney, who introduced Lutfi to "record company execs" at a meeting in 2007, claimed he was her "new manager," and "gave them [execs] authorization to discuss "Blackout" with her in front of Lutfi.
From here, the documents go into great detail about Lutfi's roll as manager, setting up music videos ("Piece of Me"), interviewing choreographers, escorting Britney to dance studio sessions etc.
The documents state Lutfi "encouraged Britney to reconcile with her parents," but due to Lutfi's seemingly significant role in Britney's life, Jamie & Lynne found this as a threat, and sought to regain "complete control of Britney's life and career."
"Jamie and Lynne began a campagin of slander, libel and defamation aimed at discredint, destroying and physically and emotionally intimidating Lutfi in order to drive him out of Britney's life."
In Lutfi's first cause of action, Libel, Lutfi alleges Lynne's book, "Through the Storm, A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World," contains false accusations and instances, including hiding and disabling Britney's house phones, grinding up pills in Britney's food, hiding Britney's dogs and claiming Adnan was gay.
Due to the wide publication of Lynne's book, Lutfi claims he has "suffered loss of his reputation, shame, mortification and hurt feelings," and is seeking damages including "injury to Lutfi's business, medical expenses, attorney's fees and costs," as well as an award of exemplary and punitive damages.
In Lutfi's second clause of action, Defamation, Lutfi claims the book was published with "actual malice in that it was published with knowledge that it contained false statements and/or with reckless disregard for the truth and with the intent of falsely representing Lutfi as dishonest, untrustworthy and manipulative and as a freeloader intent on controlling, manipulating and harming Britney for his own personal gain."
The third cause of action, Battery, stems from Britney's January 29, 2008 hospital visit. Lutfi alleges that Jamie Spears "punched him [Lutfi] in the chest," and "threatened to kill Lutfi if he ever heard that Lutfi ever again made a rude comment about Lynne or any other member of his family."
Lutfi's fourth cause of action, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, claims the conduct of Jamie and Lynne, was "extreme and outrageous, beyond the reasonable bounds of decency, intentional and malicious and done for the purpose of causing Lutfi to suffer humiliation, mental anguish, and emotional and physical distress."
Breach of Contract, Lutfi's fifth cause of action against Jamie & Lynne Spears, claims Britney "entered into an oral agreement where by Lutfi would act as Britney's manager for a term of 4 years..." and "was to be compensated at the rate of 15% of the income generated by Britney during that period."
Britney confirmed the management deal via text message, saying "sam, so thats fine, i want you to be my manager. you were right its 15 percent of my money but for 4 years not 5."
Jamie Spears, who now acts as Britney's conservator, has failed to pay Lutfi the amounts agreed upon, constituting in a breach of agreement.
The sixth and final cause of action, quantum meruit, details the general, punitive and special damages Lutfi seeks.
Jamie Spears filed a restraining order against Lutfi last Friday, claiming Lutfi was undermining the conservatorship instated on Britney.
A hearing regarding the restraining order is set for February 23.