Lynne Spears has received a court order against Sam Lutfi, which prevents the former manager from describing her as an anti-Semite during their impending legal battle. According to TMZ, the woman who famously gave birth to pop star and current X Factor judge Britney Spears doesn’t want to be labeled as a bigot when she heads into court for the upcoming defamation trial.
Since Lynne Spears described her daughter’s former manager as a “Svengali,” Sam Lutfi’s lawyers could have brought in an expert witness to testify that tossing out such remarks essentially paints Spears as an anti-Semite. Although the term is used to describe someone who controls others through deceitful and nefarious means, it has also been linked to the “Wandering Jew” character from Christian mythology.
For those who don’t follow the trials and tribulations of Britney’s Spears mother, the upcoming court battle between Sam Lutfi and Lynne Spears began after the publication of her book Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Fortune in a Tabloid World. According to FOX News, Britney Spears’ former manager was none too pleased with the things the pop star’s mom had to say about him.
As a result, Lutfi filed a lawsuit against Lynne in 2009 for libel, defamation, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and, last but not least, breach of contract. Because the book’s publication caused him plenty of “humiliation, mental anguish, and emotional and physical distress,” the guy is looking to collect a little bit of money to ease his pain and suffering.
Now that Lynne Spears has a court order against Sam Lutfi’s potential expert witness, the former manager may have some trouble proclaiming the woman to be an anti-Semite. Given how ugly the trial is shaping up to be, chances are this isn’t the last time the two will square off before the court date arrives.