Britney Spears Incapable of Testifying in Court Say Parents
Sam Lufti, the former manager of Britney Spears, filed a motion with Los Angeles Superior Court and requested that an order be issued by a judge to have a psychiatric evaluation done on Spears as part of his defamation lawsuit versus Lynne Spears, the mother of Britney. He wants a deposition to be given by the singer. The parents of Britney claim she is not mentally capable to testify in court. Lufti cites the recent promotional activity and interviews done by Britney to support “Femme Fatale,” her new album, as circumstantial evidence that she has the capacity for mental competency and logical thinking.
In 2008, Lufti was fired from being Spears’ manager. He is pursuing legal action versus Lynn Spears, partially for her characterizing him as manipulative and sinister in “Through the Storm,” her 2008 memoir. Lynne, in the book, claims Lufti drugged Britney secretly, limited her mobility, cut of communication channels and acted effectively as her only gatekeeper.
Currently, Britney is under a conservatorship headed by Andrew Wallet, the family lawyer, and her father. If evaluators declare that Britney is mentally fit, it potentially could lead to Mr. Spears and Wallet losing control over Britney’s estate and career.