LATEST: Britney Spears has denied reports she is furious with her mother LYNNE for detailing her troubled past in a forthcoming memoir.
The Toxic hitmaker suffered a mental and emotional breakdown at the start of the year (Jan08) after losing custody of her two sons by ex-husband Kevin Federline in late 2007.
And in her forthcoming book, Through The Storm - A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World, Lynne Spears blames her daughter's former 'manager' Sam Lutfi for her troubles - accusing him of working his way into Spears' life and attempting to cut her off from her loved ones.
Lutfi was a constant presence at the singer's side until he was served with a restraining order in February (08) and told to stay away from Spears and her family. The legal ruling came amid accusations that he had drugged the star.
Lutfi's restraining order came to an end this summer (08) after the singer's father and conservator, Jamie Spears, decided against applying for an extension of the ban.
Spears was recently reported to be "upset" about the tell-all book, blaming her troubled past on her distant relationship with her mother.
But a spokesperson for Spears has denied the allegations, telling the New York Post, "This is false."