Britney Spears‘ self proclaimed former manager, Sam Lutfi, told jurors Wednesday in his libel and breach of contract lawsuit, that the X Factor judge’s father, Jamie punched and threatened to kill him, RadarOnline.com is reporting.
According to Lutfi, after Britney got released from her first involuntary psychiatric hold at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, her parents made an unexpected visit to their daughter’s house and that’s when the alleged violent altercation occurred.
“Britney freaked out that they were at the front gate and she left. Britney left because she was terrified of her dad….James threatened to kill me, and also punched me,” Lutfi told jurors during testimony.
As Radar previously reported, Lutfi is suing the Spears family for breach of contract, libel and defamation for comments Lynne Spears made in a book about her life. The trial is expected to last nearly three weeks, with Lynne, Jamie and Britney’s fiance Jason Trawick, all scheduled to testify.
Lutfi also testified that he made a deal with Brit’s then boyfriend, photographer, Adnan Ghalib over Spears’ drug use.
“There was tension between [us], but later [Adnan] had an understanding that if he ever saw Britney doing drugs, he would tell me right away. Adnan never lived with Britney but spent a lot of time with her.”
Now representing Courtney Love, Sam Lutfi is expected to remain on the stand for the rest of the day.
Stay tuned to RadarOnline.com for all the dramatic trial updates.