- 14 Jun 19
A restraining order against her ex-manager was previously filed back in 2009.
Britney Spears has been granted a five-year extension on her restraining order against former manager, Sam Lutfi by an LA judge.
A temporary restraining order was first instated last month on May 8 with Spears' lawyers claiming that Lutfi's tweets and comments to the press about the pop star were making herself and her family feel unsafe.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny heard testimonies from both Lutfi and Spears’ father and conservator, James Spears before granting the restraining order.
Her former manager is now forbidden from contacting the singer or her family, or making disparaging statements publicly.
Lufti's lawyer, Marc Gans, made the argument that the restraining order hinged on his freedom of speech however the judge rejected this motion.
“There has been no psychological or other evidence offered by Ms. Spears that she has actually suffered any distress" Lufti told ET Online.
Spears first filed a restraining order against her former manager back in 2009. In an Instagram post where Spears admitted she had been admitted into a mental health care facility, she accused Lufti of fabricating emails from her.
"He was pretending to be me and communicating with my team with a fake email address. My situation is unique, but I promise I’m doing what’s best at this moment.” she said.
He took to Twitter to deny these claims, stating that, “I can unequivocally state that I never wrote nor had access to her email. Her team’s desperate attempt to deflect negative attention onto me (yet again) is a rather ineffective way to overshadow the FreeBritney movement.”
The FreeBritney movement stems from fans calling for an end to Britney's conservator-ship under her father, Jamie Spears.
TMZ reported that Britney appeared in court last month appealing for an end to the conservator-ship or at least for more liberties.
Britney Spears has been in the headlines recently with her current manager, Larry Rudolph stating that she many "never perform again".