Britney Spears‘ former manager Sam Lufti is suing her mother over claims that were made in her memoirs about his character and manipulative relationship with her daughter. In order to build his case, Sam asked that Britney tell her side of their extremely complicated past in court. Only problem there is that Britney’s parents think she’s mentally incapable of testifying in court.
In a motion filed on Monday at Los Angeles Superior Court, Lutfi asked a judge to order a psychiatric evaluation of the singer to prove that’s not true.Despite Spears’ comeback, she’s still under the conservatorship of her father, James Parnell Spears, and family lawyer, Andrew Wallet. Both are hesitant to let the singer get too close with Lutfi, who was fired in 2008.
Although Britney hasn’t yet submitted to a psychiatric evaluation, Lutfi took the evidence to his own expert, UCLA Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Joshua Pretsky, for analysis. According to Pretsky’s declaration to the court:
“In the Ryan Seacrest interview, which was recorded approximately two months ago, Britney Spears is interviewed at length, and she responds logically and coherently to questions, evidencing logical thinking and mental competency. The edited interviews in the [MTV] video documentary also evidence coherent and logical thinking, responsiveness to questions, and mental competence … In my opinion, there is good cause to conduct an Independent Medical Examination to investigate the Conservators’ claim that Ms. Spears is not mentally capable of testifying, and the claim that she was not mentally competent to enter into a binding contract. …”
I’m pretty sure that ol’ Sammy boy isn’t going to win this one. Stringing a couple of canned sentences together doesn’t exactly make someone sane, and it definitely doesn’t mean they are capable of fairly and honestly recalling incidents that happened years ago and while they were under the influence of a prescription pill cocktail.
I mean, doesn’t everyone on the planet know by now that poor Britney has lost her damn mind and is never coming back?