Britney Spears gets gets 5-year restraining order against former manager

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Britney Spears reportedly got good news when a judge granted her request for a permanent restraining order against her former manager, Sam Lufti.

The 37-year-old "Toxic" singer's ex-manager is not allowed to contact her or her family, or make derogatory comments about them online, a judge ruled on Thursday (June 13), Billboard reports.

A Los Angeles judge is set to consider whether to extend a temporary restraining order taken out in the name of Spears against her former manager.

According to court documents, "Lutfi began a new campaign of harassment against Ms. Spears and her family".

Referencing Lutfi being close to Britney between 2007 and 2009, when she suffered the infamous breakdown which led to her seeking help in rehab, Jamie said: "I anxious that he was trying to take down the conservatorship".

"I was very angry".

The Spears family alleges that since, Sam has had his over 41,000 social media followers send unkind messages to the pop star and has sent threatening text to the family.

The judge also shut down most of Gans' questions toward James Spears.

James Spears in his testimony called Lutfi a predator who has harassed his family for more than a decade.

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However, Gans hit back that the tweets can't be considered harassment and weren't aimed at any individuals in particular.

In testimony that Penny struck from the record, Lutfi said that Britney Spears had reached out to him at various times through the years to complain about her father's control over her.

Lutfi's Twitter account consists of most of the posts critical of Spears' circumstances and those surrounding her. His lawyers argued that Lutfi has been trying to undermine the conservatorship and to incite fans to help him.

The text messages were forwarded to her father, who then got in touch with his lawyers.

In response, Lutfi claimed at the time that Spears has no evidence to prove that his messages and public tweets caused her reasonable substantial emotional distress.

Mr. Gans said outside court that they are considering an appeal.

Penny disagreed, citing that tweet in her decision as illegal incitement. However, Penny, who also oversees Spears' conservatorship case, kept the courtroom open on Thursday. She was also granted a restraining order against him in 2009.

The manager's Twitter account formed much of the testimony, with Chad Hummel, an attorney for Britney's conservatorship, arguing that it was nearly entirely based on tweets critical of the situation.

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