Britney compares dad’s control to “prison”: Lufti’s lawyerApril 2nd, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): A lawyer of Britney Spears’ ex manager Sam Lufti has revealed that the pop diva’s life under her dad’s conservatorship is like “prison.”
In a hearing in a Los Angeles court, where Spears’ conservators are seeking restraining orders against her former manager Lutfi and lawyer Eardley, John Anderson testified he was contacted by Eardley, to represent Britney in her fight against the conservatorship (which gives Jamie Spears control over her personal and financial affairs).
He also said that Jamie’s control is causing the singer “emotional distress [that is ongoing] now,” reports Usmagazine.
However, Jamie’s lawyer Blair Berk argued that Britney repeatedly told her she did not want Eardley “to have anything to do with her.”
Berk also called Lutfi an “alleged extortionist” after he threatened to release “unflattering information” about Jamie if she didn’t “do something to stop it.”
Jamie’s lawyer also talked about the voicemail that surface on Internet, where Britney was heard asks for help getting out of her father’s control.
Berk said the tape might have been edited, and she does not believe it is Britney.
Lutfi’s sister Christina also testified that, while sharing a cell phone with her brother, Britney called because “she wanted [Lutfi] to get her a new lawyer. She was afraid of her father and wanted a way to get a prepaid cell phone.” (ANI)
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