Britney Spears gets restraining orders against Sam Lutfi and Adnan Ghalib

Britney with Sam Lutfi in December of 2008.

Apparently Sam Lutfi and Adnan Ghalib aren’t done with Britney Spears. This week the singer had to get restraining orders against them. Why? After an entire year of being out of her life and out of the spotlight, the two are still conspiring to undermine her conservatorship. That’s legal speak for “they’re trying to get back in Britney’s life and take advantage of her again.”

According to TMZ, the pair have been conspiring with lawyer Jon Eardley to act on Brit’s behalf legally. Eardley once tried to claim he was Britney’s lawyer (even though she already had one) in an attempt to challenge the conservatorship – at Lutfi’s behest.

Both Sam and Adnan have been communicating with Britney. Sam is obviously the bigger problem, being the more evil one. He’s been threatening Britney’s dad Jamie as well, and has sent out text and instant messages with false accusations. This guy sure is persistent.

TMZ has just obtained declarations from Jamie Spears and others in the latest Britney Spears case — Britney’s lawyer says Sam Lutfi had inserted himself and tried peddling false and hurtful info about Jamie, Britney and others in her family. Sam allegedly was calling lawyers saying that Britney wanted to hire her own lawyer, presumably to fight the conservatorship. Sources tell TMZ that is definitely not what Britney wanted.

As we first reported, the conservators for Britney Spears obtained a restraining order today against Sam Lutfi, Adnan Ghalib and attorney Jon Eardley. We’re told Brit herself is furious at Lutfi and Ghalib and would like to see them jailed.

Here’s the most interesting part….According to the legal papers, late last month Lutfi sent text messages to Brit’s hairdresser, saying he wasn’t responsible for the conservatorship. A week or so later, Britney received “instant messages from a person with the screen name ____….The person — who posed as the mother of a daughter with autism — made a number of utterly false and hurtful assertions concerning Mr. Spears and his family, threatening to go public with such purported ‘information’ unless Mr. Spears spoke with that person.” Almost immediately after Brit got those messages, Lutfi began calling Jamie.

[From TMZ]

Sam Lutfi has also been communicating with Britney and Jamie’s lawyers. And this guy isn’t trying to go under the radar when he threatens and blackmail the Spears. He actually thinks he’s so entitled to have a say in Britney’s life that he’s not afraid to go to lawyers with claims that he knows secrets about Brit and her dad.

One of the lawyers in the case filed a declaration saying over the past month she received “multiple telephone calls and text messages from Lutfi.” She says Lutfi wanted to set up an urgent meeting to “speak with Mr. Spears and me with regard to what he claimed was ‘information he had received about Mr. Spears and his daughter, Britney Spears as well as others.'” The attorney also says Lutfi claimed “he had been talking with Adnan Ghalib about the conservatorship and Ms. Spears’ status as a conservatee.”

In another document, one of the conservatorship lawyers claims “Mr. Lutfi has sent text messages and instant messages that contain false and hurtful allegations concerning Mr. Spears, Ms. Spears, and the Spears family.” The lawyer continues, “Mr. Lutfi, Adnan Ghalib, and Jon Eardley sought unsuccessfully to induce an attorney to file” false statements with the court.

The papers make it clear….”Over the past month, Ms. Spears has had numerous telephone conversations with both Mr. Lutfi and Mr. Ghalib and has exchanged numerous text messages with both of them.” But we’re told now Brit is so mad at them she wants them locked up.

Under the TRO, Lutfi, Ghalib and Eardley must stay 250 yards away from Britney, her parents and her kids. The TRO also prohibits the trio from “acting on Ms. Spears’ behalf…inducing or assisting another person to file legal pleadings” on her behalf.

[From TMZ]

This guy just doesn’t quit. Lutfi is both a master manipulator and a control freak – the perfect Svengali. It’s hard to believe that after all this time he’s still trying to insert himself into Britney’s life, and thinks he should have some say in it. He’s just some random, evil guy that passed through her life. He’s not family, he’s not a business associate. He’s nothing, and he knows his only claim to fame is as the guy who messed up Britney Spears’ life for a while. How pathetic is it that after a whole year, he’s still got nothing else going on in his life but to obsess over Britney?

I think Sam Lutfi could truly be dangerous. He’s clearly infatuated with Britney and can’t let her go. He insists on having a say in her life and can’t handle being told otherwise. He’s a control freak who’s gone so far as to threaten her family members. He seems like the kind of extreme person who won’t take no for an answer. Britney has a lot of security, but I hope she beefs it up. Better yet, I hope someone can find a crime to charge Lutfi with in order to lock him away.

Here’s Britney and Adnan out to dinner on January 16, 2008. Image thanks to WENN.

britney spears dinner 3 160108

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  1. vdantev says:

    Take four on this ?

  2. UrbanRube says:

    Pretty frightening. I hope they can get these guys locked up. But it’s time for her to change her mobile number and go off the grid for awhile as far as these people are concerned. Any contact with them is just fanning the flames.

  3. Em says:

    why has she had any contact with them at all?? C’mon. Looks like Dad needs to tighten up the reigns.

  4. elisha says:

    I completely agree with everything you said, JayBird. What. a. CREEP.

  5. NotBlonde says:

    Wow…dude is an assclown. What kind of parasitic freak preys on an obviously rather unstable woman? And then probably managed to get thousands out of her. I think he’s trying to get back to his piggy bank and she finally has someone to keep him away from her.

    He reminds me of Sharon Stone’s former pimp in Casino. Useless rat of a guy but she can’t help but go back to him.

  6. lunachick says:

    Wow, nice rant JayBird! Totally agree you on all of it. Poor Britney, being harassed by that manipulative loser.

  7. MT says:

    These two guys sound dangerous.

    They are doing for the money, it’s clear, but the fact that they have no problem in threatening and blackmailing, is really troubling.

    Sociopaths have no limits and no conscience, so I wouldn’t rule it out that they are sociopaths.

    She is obviously in a very vulnerable state, and to try to exploit it in order to get their hands on her money, is disgusting.

    I am really worried that such people are not locked up.

  8. Sarah says:

    That’s really sick! These guys should get locked up asap!! How did they become so close to Brit in first place…?? So scary…

  9. Tia C says:

    The cap on the top picture should be December 2007. Wow, and didn’t she look rough then? She is doing much better now, obviously, whatever the reason. The father/conservatorship thing is a little wack, but she’s improved in all aspects, so something’s going right. It’s past time to get restraining orders on those two clowns.

  10. xiaoecho says:

    Sounds like “Mr Lufti” needs a short sharp shock rather than a gentle restraining order.

  11. gg says:

    I don’t think the father as conservator is a little whack. I do estate planning and it looked to me like the only answer in this situation.

  12. sissoucat says:


    Why does that sound so familiar ?

    Many fragile women fall prey to creeps, sometimes they have the strength to kick them to the curve, sometimes not. However, they still endure years of being harassed… not by means of a foreign attorney, only Brit’s money can command that. But then, they can’t afford security either.

    You know why those creeps won’t let go ? Because a fragile person is such an easy target. If only Brit would suffer another breakdown from the pursuit, there’s a tiny chance she would let them back into her life, just to get some slack by giving them what they want.

    Women that are beaten, same story.

    Oh, and I guess some women do harass fragile men as well – not a male exclusivity.

  13. Keekee says:

    More exciting, up to date news on BritBrit’s trainwreck entourage. Gah.

  14. cheetahstripes says:

    I feel bad for her kids.

  15. MsTriste says:

    The above picture is a crime against humanity – maybe Brit could use that to get them thrown in jail.

  16. mel says:

    Obviously Sam Lufti is obsessed with Britney. I wouldnt let my dog get close to Mr. Lufti. He sounds creepy.

  17. boomchakaboom says:

    Good for Britney for getting a restraining order. There was a time she wouldn’t have taken such a bold step on her own. I think she’s probably tired of people like Lufti talking sh** about her and her dad. She no doubt loves her father and knows where she would be without him in her life, especially now. I’m so proud of our little train wreck – bettr change that – pop princess!

  18. Max Headroom says:

    These guys are going to milk her dry!