Belfast Telegraph

Britney father 'punched ex manager'

Britney Spears' ex-manager has described to a court a scene of domestic warfare, with the singer's father chasing him around a kitchen, punching him and threatening his life.

Sam Lutfi, who is suing Britney's parents for defamation, gave evidence while the Spears watched from across the courtroom in Los Angeles.

He denies accusations made in a book by Lynne Spears that he was a Svengali who took over her daughter's life.

Lutfi told of the days leading up to Britney's admission to a hospital psychiatric unit, and jurors saw a video of her ordering him around hours before she was taken away.

Lutfi said Britney was afraid of her father, Jamie Spears, and fled her home when she heard he was coming.

Lutfi said Mr Spears confronted him twice and punched him on the second visit.

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