Britney Spears' attorneys want lawsuit thrown out

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  • Her ex-manager sues pop star for defamation, breach of contract
  • The 'X Factor' judge's attorneys asked for lawsuit to be dismissed
Britney Spears' attorneys want lawsuit thrown out

Britney Spears’ attorneys are hoping they can get a judge to dismiss a lawsuit against her.

Her attorneys are scheduled to argue in court Tuesday that a lawsuit filed against the pop star for defamation, libel and breach of contract should be thrown out.

Spears’s former manager Sam Lutfi is also suing the "X Factor" judge and her parents Jamie and Lynne Spears for battery and intentional infliction of emotion distress.

The lawsuit filed against Spears and her parents states:


“From October 2007 through February 2008, under Lutfi’s management and guidance, Britney began turning her life and career around. During this time, Lutfi also actively encouraged Britney to reconcile with Jamie and Lynne. However, no good deed goes unpunished. Seeing Lutfi’s involvement with Britney as a threat to their lifestyle, Jamie and Lynne launched a campaign of lies and intimidation designed to destroy Lutfi and drive him out of Britney’s life.”

Read for yourself: Lufti's complaint filed February 3, 2009

Lutfi’s attorneys also take exception to allegations made in Lynne’s book, “Through the Storm,’ that Lutfi wielded too much control over her daughter.

"Since the publication of the book, Lutfi has been subjected to unfathomable amounts of ridicule and scorn," the lawsuit reads.

The lawsuit also mentions an episode in which Jamie punched Lutfi in the chest, causing injury to “his nervous system and person.”

Lutfi's attorneys also accuse Spears of breaching an oral contract that was confirmed with a text message, which stated that he would receive 15% of her earnings for acting as her manager. 

The text message allegedly says, “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."

Lutfi claims he never got those payments.

Lutfi's attorneys also want Spears to answer questions under oath, but her attorneys are fighting their requests.

Read more: Why can't Britney Spears testify?

 

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