Britney Spears' stylist has testified against the singer's former manager, SAM LUFTI, in court, revealing he spent three weeks over Christmas (08) desperately trying to get information about the star.
Spears' father won a restraining order against the svengali last February (08) after he took charge of his daughter's affairs, but hairstylist Roberta Romero insists Lutfi was still trying to get information about his former charge in December (08).
In court in Los Angeles on Wednesday (25Feb09), Romero said, "Someone kept calling me from a private number... He said his name was Sam. He wanted information about Britney. He said he was on her side. I told him, 'Leave me alone, stop calling me.'"
She also alleged Lutfi sent her a series of text messages, asking her to relay messages to Spears.
The messages included one that read, "Please relay the truth to her. I did not do this to her," apparently dismissing claims he was responsible for the singer's mental breakdown at the beginning of 2008.
Romero also told the court that Lufti texted her, "I've done everything I can to free her (Spears) from this. (I'm) very close to getting her free now." The stylist continually asked him to leave her alone, and informed her boss of the calls and texts when he tried to contact her on 27 December (08), while she was watching a movie with Spears.
This week's (beg23Feb09) hearing was held to determine whether Jamie Spears' restraining order against Lutfi and ex-boyfriend Adnan Ghalib should continue.
The orders have been extended to 18 March (09) and the case will continue on 1 April (09).
Lutfi had been subpoenaed to appear in court, according to Jamie Spears' lawyer - but he failed to show up.
His attorney, Bryan Freedman, claimed that Lutfi wasn't properly served. The lawyer denied his client has been harassing the singer through her stylist.