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Lutfi Claims Britney Overdosed The Night Of Her 5150



Sam Lutfi claims Britney’s 5150 and subsequent hospitalization was caused by an overdose of Amphetamines, reports TMZ.com.

“Lutfi’s lawyer, Joseph Schleimer, told the jury, on January 28, 2008, Britney had an amphetamine script filled. Schleimer says she took 6 to 8 pills early in the day, and several more later and went off the rails.”

However, Eonline.com reports Britney obtained 30 pills of prescription amphetamines, according to Schleimer’s statement in court, and took “all or most” of them in 36 hours.

Schleimer also claims Lutfi tried to get Britney to see psychiatrist two days before she was strapped to a gurney and transferred to Cedars Sinai hospital.

“My client was made a scapegoat for the drug abuse and erratic behavior of Britney Spears,” Lutfi’s lawyer, Joseph Schleimer, said today in his opening statement. “She liked to use amphetamines—speed or uppers. She liked to take that drug. And most of the things that went wrong were related to that drug.”

Schleimer claimed Lutfi agreed to work for Britney in July 2007 for 15 percent of her earnings and “under the condition that she stay clean and let him bring drug-sniffing dogs to search her house,” according to Eonline.com. The drug dogs, the attorney stated, found a bag of crystal meth in a trap door and “hot spots” of residue on the carpet—which Lutfi later had ripped out and replaced.

Schleimer said Lutfi and Britney maintained a “strong artistic relationship,” and advised Britney to head to Las Vegas to rehearse her dancing for the good of her health. The judge excused the jury and reminded Lutfi’s rep he must back up his claims with evidence, saying:

“Everything you say, you have to be able to back it up. You can’t waste time on statements just thrown in the air. Everything has to have evidence…There is no explanation that dancing is the best thing for her health…I’m trying to make a point and I hope you get it.”

Schleimer continued to say Lutfi encouraged Britney to reconcile with her parents, but it fell through and turned even more hostile as things spun out of control with Britney.

Lutfi also claims he urged Britney not to perform at the 2007 Video Music Awards because she was out-of-shape and unrehearsed, but she refused.

“My client has never been paid for serving as her manager,” the lawyer concluded. “He was made famous as the guy who drugged Britney Spears and put her in the hospital. The evidence will show the defendants ruined my client’s reputation.”

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