Britney Pal Sam Lutfi Served with Restraining Order

Britney Pal Sam Lutfi Served with Restraining Order
Sam Lutfi and Britney Spears in October 2007
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updated 02/21/2008 at 03:00 PM EST

originally published 02/21/2008 03:40PM

Britney Spears's pal Sam Lutfi was served Thursday with a temporary restraining order to keep him away from the troubled pop star and her family, according to court papers.

The order was sought by the temporary co-conservators of Spears's $100 million estate – her father Jamie and an attorney, who allege that Lutfi had avoided being served for three weeks.

The temporary restraining order, which forbids Lutfi from getting within 250 yards of Spears, her homes and her family's homes, alleges: "Mr. Lutfi has drugged Britney. He has cut Britney's home phone line and removed her cell phone chargers. He claims to control everything."

He was served at 11 a.m. as he left his apartment in Westside Los Angeles, say the papers filed by Jamie Spears.

At the time the restraining order was sought, Spears's family had been locked in a power struggle with Lufti, who had been her constant companion as her behavior became increasingly bizarre.

Most recently, Lutfi's name arose in court papers filed by Spears's father in a fight against an attorney claiming to represent Spears and trying to move her estate case to federal court on the grounds her civil rights are being violated. Jamie Spears said he didn't know how the attorney, Jon Eardley, got involved, but noted that Eardley has the same publicist as Lutfi.
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