Schleimer claimed Spears was on drugs the night she was taken on a stretcher and put into a psychiatric hold involuntarily
October 19, 2012 – One of Britney Spears’ former managers has accused the singer of once using drugs heavily. Her former manager’s lawyer made the accusation on Thursday. Osama Lufti is currently suing Spears for breaching her contract with him. Joseph Schleimer, his attorney, said in court that Spears had used his client like a scapegoat to hide her use of drugs. He said she used amphetamines, including the speed.
The drug use accusations were for the years Lufti was the manager of Spears, prior to being let go in 2008. Lufti is also suing Lynne Spears, Britney’s mother, for defamation for what was written about him in her book Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World. Lufti is suing Jamie Spears, Britney’s father for hitting him.
Lufti wants a piece of the fortune that Spears has accumulated saying he made an agreement with the singer to be her manager and for compensation, he would receive 15% of her total earnings.
While giving his opening statement for the lawsuit, Schleimer claimed Spears was on drugs the night she was taken on a stretcher and put into a psychiatric hold involuntarily.
He said Lufti was a concerned friend and tried to help the popstar stop using drugs prior to that episode that took place in 2008. Following that, Spears’ father became her conservator and placed a restraining order against Lufti.
While he was manager for Spears, Lufti would use dogs to sniff in her home. He claims that the dogs located a substance that the singer told him was most likely crystal meth.
Britney’s parents Lynne and Jamie, said Lufti cut the phone lines at their daughter’s home, hid the cell phone from her and used paparazzi to hound her. The trial will resume Friday in Los Angeles, when the Spears parents’ attorneys will make an opening statement.