The trial of the
century month fortnight is over, kids. BBC and HuffPo confirm that the case brought against Britney Spears by her former “manager” Sam Lutfi has been tossed for insufficient evidence. Lutfi claimed he was owed millions from his gig with Brit Brit, a cool 15% of what she earned from her 2007 release Blackout.
Let’s see, *scratches on notepad* that’s breach of contract. Oh, and *scribbles* he also sued for defamation after Britney’s mom Lynne Spears claimed Lutfi drugged her daughter, isolated her from her family, and made her paranoid by playing charming pranks like, oh, HIDING HER BELOVED PET DOG. Oh, and last but not least, Lutfi claimed an owie: he says Daddy Spears hit him once. Presumably during a spirited game of Hide the Puppy.
But Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bruguera wasn’t. Having. It. After a trial chock-a-block with ugly stories about the pop tartlet turned shaved harlot turned X Factor starlet—including accusations that Lutfi contributed to Britney Spear’s very public [shaven, umbrella-swinging, barefoot in the Sunoco bathroom] meltdown circa 2007—Bruguera ruled the Lutfi’s attorneys failed to present sufficient evidence that he was ever Britney’s manager in the first place.
Because seriously, dude, if your entire case is based on revisiting someone’s psychiatric battles, you should not say, “I don’t have a contract but look at what she wrote on this Nilla Wafer: ‘Dear Sam, Will you be my manager? Check Yes or No! XOXO.’”
So chalk one up for Britney Spears, who is having a wobbly-but-honorable return to fully public life as an X Factor judge. She’s engaged, working, and mothering. Britney’s legal woes may be over. No word on whether or not Lynne Spears will be as lucky. Surely a clunky-ass, hokey-as-hell book title is at least a D Felony?