Temporary Restraining Order Against Sam Lutfi Still In Effect



A hearing was held at the Los Angeles Superior Court Wednesday afternoon regarding a restraining order against Sam Lutfi.

Lutfi's sister, Christine Lutfi, 25, "testified that she met Spears on the fifth floor gym of the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills on January 16," according to Radaronline.com.

She told the court: "Britney was working out with her mother at the time. When she came to meet me inside the sauna I gave her the phone- which I told her was from Sam and Adnan [Ghalib]- she then took the phone and placed it inside a locker."

Lutfi revealed that Britney had called on his cell phone "requesting help."

Paparazzi website JFXonline.com posted an alleged clip of Britney asking for help in a voicemail made on January 21, 2009, at 12:29 a.m., saying:

quote:

"Hi my name's Britney Spears. I called you earlier. I'm calling again because I just wanted to make sure that during the process of eliminating the conservatorship that my father has threatened me several times, you know, he'll take my children away.

I just want to be guaranteed that everything will be fine with the process of you guys taking care of everything that things will stay the same as far as my custodial time. That's it, bye"


"She said she was scared of her father and wanted a way to get a cell phone," continued Christine Lutfi.

"She asked me if Sam could help her get a lawyer."

Britney's conservatorship lawyer, Joel Boxster, countered, saying "Lutfi made persistent calls. If this was a celebrity stalker, the court would not hesitate. He is a celebrity svengali. Ms. Spears wanted him arrested because of his conduct."

Despite the new claims from Lutfi's sister Christine, judge Aviva Bobb denied the request to remove the temporary restraining order against Lutfi.